Pig’ coming to Hartford
Wiggly will take spot vacated by Rueben’s County Market
By JOE VANDELAARSCHOT
- Daily News
August 27, 2014
HARTFORD — A light agenda didn’t
prevent big news from being heard at Tuesday night’s Common Council
Just before adjourning the meeting, Mayor Joe Dautermann announced
Pat Fox, who operates grocery stores in the area, told him a Piggly
Wiggly grocery store will open at the former Rueben’s County Market.
The County Market, in Hilldale Plaza at 1566 E. Sumner St., went out
of business in July putting about 25 people out of work.
Fox Brothers operates a Piggly Wiggly store in Slinger. Dautermann
said Fox told him he hopes to open the new Hartford store sometime
in early to mid-December.
“This is great for the community,” Dautermann said. “Their
businesses have a proven track record of success and they are local
Council President Tim Michalak said a Piggly Wiggly store in the
city will provide area residents with another option for their
“Each one of the existing stores has one area they specialize in,”
Michalak said. “I hope they bring in a deli. We could really use a
Dautermann and Michalak said they had been hearing some grumbling in
the community before Tuesday night’s announcement from some people
who felt the city was not working hard enough on trying to fill the
vacant County Market space.
“We’ve been working quietly behind the scenes,” Dautermann said.
“Now those people can be satisfied by this announcement I hope.”
Dautermann said Fox told him
he expects to make a formal announcement of the news and send
out a news release within the next few days.