As shoppers took the first items off shelves of the new Cash Wise Foods on Wednesday morning, dozens of community members gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and official grand opening outside of Dickinson’s newest supermarket.
The store is opening in the Prairie Hills Mall in the space that for 37 years before it housed Kmart. It took nine months to turn KMart into Cash Wise.
Check out the video above to hear store director Matt Sellers’ take on the store’s opening and what Cash Wise has to offer.
The first big-box store in Dickinson is closing its doors at the end of the year and a new supermarket is taking its place.
Representatives for Kmart and the Prairie Hills Mall announced Tuesday that the store will close in early December after 36 years. About an hour later, Coburn’s Inc., owner of Cash Wise Foods and Cash Wise Liquors announced that it plans to move into the space and open the supermarket and liquor store by spring 2015.
“We’ve been working to find the right opportunity to come to Dickinson for some time now and I’m glad everything has come together to allow us to open in the spring,” Chris Coburn, Coburn’s president and CEO, said in a news release.