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REAL ESTATE | Festival Foods announces opening date in Hartford, WI

Hartford, WI – After purchasing the property in December 2020 Festival Foods, 1275 Bell Avenue, is finally announcing its opening date.

Festival Foods opening

It was December 28, 2020 when WashingtonCountyInsider.com broke the story about the sale of the property to 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.

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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
Festival Foods opening August 12, 2022

Festival Foods initially had a target opening “by the end of summer.”  Hours of the store have yet to officially be disclosed however other Festival Foods stores across Wisconsin operate 5 a.m. – 10 p.m. or 5 a.m. – midnight.

Festival Foods will now officially open Friday, August 12, 2022.

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.

Strip mall, Hartford

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)
  • Festival Foods
  • 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.

Culvers new

The Hartford, WI location will be the 40th Festival Foods in Wisconsin.

The 69,000-square-foot store offers a drive-thru for online shopping pickup, Caribou Coffee as well as many Festival Foods’ traditional favorites – a scratch bakery, extensive deli, meat and seafood selections, a hot food bar and food court, along with organic foods and a variety of take-home meals.

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