Gordy’s Market to build new store in Stanley
Posted: September 11, 2015
TBL has learned that Gordy's Market will break ground later this month on a new grocery store on land the Schafer family recently purchased in Stanley, WI.
"It's roughly four acres. We purchased the land from Dan Acker, who owns a gas station in town, and another local family," said Gordy's Vice President of Finance David Schafer.
The 20,000-square-foot store will add more than 60 jobs to the Stanley community. The store will mirror the new store décor, debuted in the newest Gordy's location in Chippewa Falls, known as Chippewa Commons (the former K-Mart Plaza).
The Schafer family originally announced last spring that it was going to purchase the assets of the Stanley IGA, however that plan fell through, according to David Schafer.
"We basically ran into some contractual issues with their wholesaler," said Schafer.
In its new location, Gordy's will feature more than 500 organic items from its Wild Harvest Organic line. Gordy's has also partnered with Acker to offer Pump Perks to Stanley shoppers.
According to a news release, the new store is expected to open in the spring of 2016. River Valley Architects is the architect and Hoeft Builders is the general contractor on the project.
"Stanley is one of the two cities in Chippewa County that does not have a Gordy's, with the other being in Bloomer. So we're excited to continue to expand our reach into Central Wisconsin," said David Schafer.
Gordy Schafer opened his first grocery store in Chippewa Falls in 1966. Gordy's has been a family-owned and operated business ever since. The Schafer family currently operates 21 Gordy's grocery stores and 11 Gordy's Express gas stations. Combined, Gordy's employs more than 1,900 people throughout West Central Wisconsin. TBL