Giant Eagle may be gearing up to take on a new competitor in Green, but the company won't comment about it either way.
The Beacon Journal reports Giant Eagle has submitted plans to the city's planning and zoning commission for a 23-thousand square foot store expansion and additional parking.
The extra space would be added to the store's north end, along with 438 parking spots
When asked if the company was sprucing up its store in response to Acme Fresh Market's new store coming soon, the company spokesperson did not comment.
Acme Fresh Market is set to build a new grocery nearby, off of Massillon Road in 2013.
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The extra space would be added to the store's north end, along with 438 parking spots.
Acme Fresh Market plans to expand it's State Road location in Cuyahoga Falls.
Acme President Steve Albrecht tells the Beacon Journal the store will undergo a much needed makeover.
The Akron-based grocer will add 20,000 square feet to it's already 30,000 square foot facility.
The company has acquired land surrounding the store for the planned growth. Groundbreaking could take place as early as May 1.
The expansion is expected to cost about $8 million.
The store has been open since the 1950s and will remain open during construction.
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Acme is unveiling a new look to the reusable grocery bag featuring the talent of local artist.
The Akron Beacon Journal reports that Don Drumm has created the artwork for the bag which is described as round-cheeked sun face eating an ear of corn.
The totes will be available starting Saturday at 16 local Acme Fresh Markets including Henry's Acme Fresh Market.
Customers can buy two limited-edition bags for $5.
Acme President Steve Albrecht and Drumm told the Beacon Journal that they hope the bag will be the first in a series that will feature work from local artists.
As the bag debuts, Acme will be donating $1,500 to the Akron Arts Alliance.
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