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Shopko celebrates grand opening

After a four-month liquidation sale and store conversion process, the former Pamida store in Clintonville has completed its conversion to Shopko Hometown.

The store, located at 291 S. Main St., opened its doors to the public as Shopko Hometown at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13, following an official ribbon cutting ceremony.

The grand opening event was highlighted by a $2,500 check presentation to Clintonville High School from The Shopko Hometown Foundation. In addition, the first 100 customers in line on Thursday received a free $10 Shopko gift card. Refreshments were 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 Clintonville,” said Paul Jones, Shopko President, Chairman 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.”

Shopko Hometown offers private label brands of apparel, home furnishings, toys, consumer electronics, seasonal items, and lawn and garden products.

“Our pharmacy team and store hours remain the same as they were at Pamida and we are dedicated to meeting the healthcare needs of our customers with prompt, friendly, professional service,” 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.


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