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VIDEO | REAL ESTATE | Sneak peek inside the new Festival Foods in Hartford, WI

Hartford, WI – There’s lots of anticipation building for the opening of the new Festival Foods in Hartford, WI.

It was December 28, 2020 when WashingtonCountyInsider.com broke the story about the sale of the property and tied the buyer in as the corporate owner of Festival Foods

Both parcels sold to MKB Hartford II LLC for $925,000 each. MKB Hartford II LLC is listed as “a Wisconsin Domestic Limited-Liability Company filed on December 4, 2020. The company’s filing status is listed as Organized and its File Number is M113433. The Registered Agent on file for this company is Kirk Stoa and is located at 3800 Emerald Dr E, Onalaska, WI 54650.” Kirk Stoa and 3800 Emerald Drive in Onalaska is also the address tied to Festival Foods and Stoa is listed as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Festival Foods.

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Plans for the new Festival Foods with a Caribou Coffee on the west endcap were reviewed and approved by the Hartford Plan Commission in June 2021.

Festival Foods

Construction on the state-of-the-art grocery started in mid-2021 with a target finish of summer 2022.

Festival Foods

As you can see in the video the flooring and shelving are in, the deli and meat counter are a work in progress, and the coffee shop is under construction.

Samantha Petersen with Festival Foods said the target opening is “by the end of summer.”

The store is looking to fill around 200 associate positions on its Hartford team and there are currently 10 jobs posted for Department Manager, Assistant Manager, etc. Click HERE to apply.

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A couple notes:

  • The neighboring strip mall is “in the planning stages” and there are “a number of interested tenants in the space.” (see above)
  • Watch for the new Festival Foods signs to be going up in early May 2022.
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  • That area, formerly home to Kmart, Sentry Foods, and Ponderosa Steakhouse will once again be a hot topic as Culver’s is nearly complete where the old Ponderosa once stood.

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