After a four-month liquidation sale and store conversion process, the former Pamida store in Madison has completed the conversion to Shopko Hometown and will celebrate with a grand-opening event next week.
The store will formally open its doors to the public as Shopko Hometown at 9 a.m. on Thursday, following an official 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 will be highlighted by a $2,500 check presentation to Madison 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 $10 Shopko gift card. A number of prizes will also be given out through "register to win" events.
Every customer who uses their My Extra Savings card on the day of the grand opening will be entered into a drawing for a $1,000 shopping spree. Refreshments will be served inside the store.
"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 Madison," said Paul Jones, Shopko president, chairman and CEO.
"Our pharmacy team and store hours remain the same as they were at Pamida," said Pharmacy Manager Dave Lower, 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.