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.

It was December 28, 2020 when broke the story of the sale of the property to Festival Food

Both lots sold to MKB Hartford II LLC for $925,000 each. MKB Hartford II LLC is listed as a Wisconsin Domestic Limited Liability Company filed December 4, 2020.

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Plans for the new West Endcap festival Foods with a Caribou Coffee were reviewed and approved by the Hartford Plan Commission in June 2021.

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Construction work on the state-of-the-art grocery store began in mid-2021 with a target of completion in summer 2022.

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Festival Foods opens on August 12, 2022

Festival Foods originally aimed to open “by the end of the summer”. Store hours have yet to be officially announced, but other Festival Foods stores across Wisconsin are open from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. or from 5:00 a.m. to midnight.

Festival Foods will now officially open on Friday 12th August 2022.

The business is looking to fill around 200 associate positions within its Hartford team and there are currently 10 positions open for Division Manager, Deputy Manager, etc. click HERE apply.

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A few notes:

  • The neighboring shopping center is “in the planning stage” and there are “a number of interested tenants in the area”. (see above)
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  • This area, formerly home to Kmart, Sentry Foods and Ponderosa Steakhouse, will be a hot topic again as Culver’s is almost complete where the old Ponderosa once stood.

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

The 69,000-square-foot store features a drive-thru for online purchase pickup, Caribou Coffee, as well as many of Festival Foods’ traditional favorites — a serve-yourself bakery, an extensive selection of deli, meat and seafood, a hot bar and a grocery store Court with organic food and varied takeaway.

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