FORT RILEY, Kan. – Fort Riley will mark the completion of a massive renovation and addition project at the installation's grocery store with a six-day grand reopening celebration, beginning March 13.
The event kicked off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, March 13.
“Our customers have been very patient while we were making these improvements. Now it’s time to reward them,” said Store Director Peter Howell. “Commissary vendors will be offering contests and special grand reopening prices on products throughout the store.”
Grand reopening prices will run from Tuesday, March 13, through Sunday, March 18, or while supplies of promotionally priced items last.
From now until the Grand Opening contest registrations will be underway to further celebrate the commissary opening, Howell, said.
The $24 million renovation and addition project increased the size of the store by nearly 75 percent, and scaled up the stock assortment from 14,000 to 19,000 line items.
The Fort Riley commissary is the fourth largest in the Army inventory, and is the 11th largest Defense commissary. The store remained operational to serve the public during the renovation.
“Every department in the store is much larger,” said Howell. “Our focus has always been on providing world-class customer service, and this store helps us deliver.
As the renovation progressed over the past two years, products were moved and are not necessarily in the same location they were before the renovation began. Large signs hanging in the middle of each aisle will help customers find products, and a store map is available in racks at both store entrances.
“Commissary associates are available on the sales floor to help any shopper who needs assistance,” Howell said. “If a customer has a question or is having trouble finding a product, we want them to ask any one of our associates for help.”