Verona Progress 2019 – Festival Foods

Construction crews work on the Festival Foods building, which is scheduled to open in October.

Verona will get a second grocery store next month, as Festival Foods, 660 Hometown Circle, is slated to open Friday, Oct. 11.

The 24-hour grocery store at 660 Hometown Circle is 67,000 square feet, with modern amenities like vehicle charging stations, WiFi and free child care. The store will also feature a community conference room that can be reserved for events, and a “Hometown Cafe” where people can order food to go or dine in.

It will offer online shopping, as well.

Store planning director Aaron Aspenson said the store will be the De Pere based grocery chain’s first with the company’s modern-leaning look, with new layout, decor and facade designs. He said the store will have around 230 employees.

Verona artist opens gallery in Paoli

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