By Karen Blackledge
The Daily Item
— DANVILLE – A grand reopening celebration and ribbon cutting of the newly expanded and renovated Danville Weis Market store was held Sunday, Nov. 17.
Store officials also presented $2,000 to nonprofit organizations including $1,000 to the Continental Fire Department, $500 to the Danville SPCA and $500 to the Good Samaritan Mission.
The supermarket has added 3,500 square feet, resulting in a total of 48,000 square feet.
The project, begun in January, cost $7.5 million.
All departments have been expanded which provides for more selection for customers and more convenience, said Weis Markets communications specialist Jennifer Sands.
A pharmacy was added and opened in June to the supermarket which is open around-the-clock. The store has a new exterior and upgraded décor.
The supermarket employs about 170 people full- and part-time with the expansion resulting in the hiring of about 40 workers.
“This is one of the biggest remodels and expansions we’ve ever done. We’ve essentially rebuilt our Danville store,” said Dennis Curtin, Weis Markets director of public relations.
Among the expanded areas are the deli, hot foods, ethnic produce, organic produce and international products. There is also a new service meat department.
Aisles are wider in the store which has the most up-to-date design of Weis Markets.
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