The former Pamida store in Clintonville has completed its conversion to Shopko Hometown and will celebrate with a grand opening event on Thursday, Sept. 13.
The store, located at 291 S. Main St., will open its doors to the public as Shopko Hometown at 9 a.m. , following a ribbon cutting ceremony that will begin at 8:45 a.m.
The public is invited to join the Shopko team and community leaders for the event.
The grand opening event will be highlighted by a $2,500 check presentation to Clintonville High School from The Shopko Hometown Foundation prior to the ribbon cutting. In addition, the first 100 customers in line on Thursday will receive a free $10 Shopko gift card. A number of prizes will also be given away.
“There has been a great deal of excitement in the community through the conversion process and we’re excited to finally be bringing the Shopko Hometown experience to Clintonville,” said Paul Jones, Shopko president and CEO. “I’m confident that loyal Pamida customers and new customers alike will love what they see and appreciate the great merchandize selection, brands, value and service. We look forward to being part of the local community for years to come.”
“Our pharmacy team and store hours remain the same as they were at Pamida,” said Pharmacy Manager Leonard Purrel, RPh. “We are also committed to looking for new ways to better serve our customers and make their pharmacy experience as convenient as possible, as evidenced by the recent introduction of our free mobile pharmacy app which customers can use to manage and refill prescriptions anytime from their smartphones.”
The conversion from Pamida to Shopko Hometown came after the two companies announced a merger earlier this year. As part of the merger, Shopko is investing approximately $80 million into more than 170 Pamida store conversions which are occurring in phases through the end of the year.
Shopko is owned by affiliates of Sun Capital Partners Inc., a private investment firm focused on leverage buyouts, equity, debt, and other investments.