Centennial King Soopers opens doors

       Close to 100 people took in the grand opening of the new Centennial King Soopers Wednesday morning, June 30.
       They were treated to free cake and cider and introduced to store management by King Soopers Regional Human Resources Director Byron Melton.
       The store also seemed to be a hit with shoppers in general, as many hundreds more browsed through the 66,000-square-foot facility.
       The store manager is Shannon Jones, a Westside resident who had been at an east Colorado Springs store previously. The 24/7 store will have a total of 105 employees, including several who were newly hired, according to Melton.
        “This is going to be a great store,” he said. “All the managers and associates did a good job getting it ready for the opening.”
       Located at Cenntennial Boulevard and Fillmore Street, the Centennial King Soopers anchors the new Grandview Market Place shopping center. The store includes a bank, one-hour photo, drive-up pharmacy, coffee shop and gas station.
        No other shops in the center are open yet. Landscaping also remains to be accomplished.

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