To the delight of many Falls residents, the overdue renovation of the Acme Fresh Market is now underway, reports the Akron Beacon Journal.
The 60-year-old supermarket, located at 2226 State Road, will expand from 30,000 square feet to 52,000 to accommodate a new bakery, floral and prepared food departments, a pharmacy and specialty meat case, said Acme President Steve Albrecht.
Acme officials wasted no time with the construction work, which immediately followed Friday morning’s groundbreaking ceremony.
“It’s a big project for us,” said Albrecht. “Any store is a big project, but this one is particularly difficult. We’ll be keeping the existing store in operation while we build a new store around it. We’re going to set up a webcam so customers can see this unfold.”
The project, nearly a decade in the making, will cost $8.5 million and should be completed by this Thanksgiving. Some behind-the-scenes work will most likely continue through February of 2013.
"We’re very excited," said who attended Friday's groundbreaking. "This is a major factor in our State Road renovation project along with Portage Crossing. It’s certainly a plus for the Falls community.”