Save-A-Lot will reopen next month in Albion with a new owner
ALBION – Contractors have been a steady presence in recent months at 320 West Ave., the site of a Save-A-Lot for 15 years.
The Pawlak family closed the store in November. In January, John Hedlund signed a lease to take over the space and reopen a Save-A-Lot.
But first extensive upgrades would be done with new refrigeration, electrical – an overall transformation of the space, including new public restrooms and cases. The former video store in the front of the building has been changed to be a bagging area for customers.
“We’re bringing the newest, latest Save-A-Lot to this location,” Hedlund said on Friday.
The new Save-A-Lot will open at 8 a.m. on June 5. There will be a ribbon-cutting at 3 p.m. on June 4 with local dignitaries. Hedlund will have 25-30 employees working at the store, including 10 full-time.
Hedlund, a North Tonawanda resident, owns a Save-A-Lot in Salamanca and is co-owner of the stores in Batavia and Le Roy.
His other stores give him more buying power, which will help him offer customers a better price and better selection on groceries.
“There will be a synergy with the other stores,” he said.
Hedlund said he expects the store will be popular in Albion.
“We definitely look forward to coming to the community,” he said.