The renovation work is complete -- time to celebrate! And that's just what the team from Dillons at 1700 N. 14th Street did yesterday beginning at 7 a.m.
Free $5 Dillons gift cards were given to first 250 customers in the store Wednesday morning. The same will be true for the first 250 customers today.
Dillons also hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Dodge City Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Sowers, the Boot Hill's Marshall and Miss Kitty.
The celebration will continue through Monday, Sept. 3 with free daily giveaways to the first 250 customers as well as rib grilling and an aguas frescas bar on the patio from 3- 7 p.m.
On Saturday, the store will treat customers with a chile roast from noon to 4 p.m. There will also be face painting and fun activities for kids.
The completion of this store-wide renovation is the latest investment in Dodge City, following the installation of a new fuel center in 2011. Dillons has served the Dodge City community for 86 years.
"For us, the anticipation of our grand re-opening has been building for quite some time, and we are ready in every way possible," said Clint McKim, store manager, in a recent press release. "Dillons has been a part of Dodge City for generations and we are so proud to share such a beautiful new store with our neighbors."
McKim is prepared to lead a team of 175 employees with Linda Hensley and Jim Dickson, serving as assistant store managers. Together, the team with both newly-hired employees and the friendly faces of the store's existing staff, will welcome customers to experience the newly renovated Dillons.
The newly-renovated store has a fresh look with new décor featuring vibrant colors, bilingual aisle and department markers, and polished concrete flooring.
A few examples of new favorites include:
-Expanded meat and full-service seafood departments,
-Sushi hand-made fresh daily,
-Wider selection of produce with expanded offerings of tropical fruits,
-Nature's Market with expanded offerings of natural and organic foods,
-Enhanced dairy and frozen food,
-Enhanced pharmacy, with a private counsel room, updated waiting area, and access with a drive-up window for extra convenience,
-Guest Care; new conveniences at Guest Care and Dillons Money Services, with check cashing, money orders, Western Union, bill pay and iWireless pre-paid phones.
"We are very proud to serve our diverse and growing community," said McKim. "Thanks to our renovation, we have new options for the freshest products and a continued commitment to offer the friendliest service in town. Overall, we have heard such great things from our customers. They are most excited to see our new fresh seafood options, sushi, and our expanded lines of natural and organic foods. We invite all our neighbors to experience their all new Dillons in Dodge City."
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