Fairway going to Bondurant.
The grocery chain will purchase and take over the locally owned Brick Street Market & Cafe at 114 Brick Street SE in early 2023.
Brian and Mary Lohse They opened the grocery store and restaurant in 2014. The $202 million Powerball jackpot in 2012 was the third largest lottery prize claimed by an Iowan.
“We have received great support from the community and have built great relationships with our loyal employees and customers. We have built our business on the values of service, honesty and integrity; values that we share with Fairway,” said Brian and Mary Lohs. “While it was not an easy decision, when we decided to sell the grocery store to Fareway, we knew they would uphold those same values and provide great opportunities for our employees and our wonderful community.”
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Farewell will protect the operation of the cafe, the statement said.
The grocery store is expected to close temporarily in early January for reconstruction. The cafe will remain open during the renovation.
Emily Toribio, a spokeswoman for Fareway, said Fareway has contacted existing Brick Street employees and will have further discussions about the possibility of working at Fareway. That will happen before open interviews are held for the revamped store.
Brian Lohse, Republican, was elected to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2018.
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Boone-based Fareway, which has more than 130 stores, is expanding across the metro and Midwest, including Iowa’s second Farewell Meat Market store in Des Moines’ Beaverdale neighborhood, which opened in June. Iowa’s first Farewell Meat Market opened in 2018 in Ames.
Between 2000 and 2020, Bondurant has gone from a population of less than 1,900 to a population of nearly 7,400 in the last few decades, a suburb of Des Moines.
The Census Bureau estimates that Bondurant in 2010 It is expected to hit 8,000 people in July 2021, a population increase of more than 9 percent since the last official census.
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Chris Higgins covers the eastern suburbs for the Register. Contact him at email@example.com or 515-423-5146 and follow him on Twitter. @chris_higgins_.