Klamath Falls, Ore. – Downtown Klamath Falls will soon have a supermarket for the first time in nearly 3 years.
The store at Eighth and Pine will be the first Holiday Market in Oregon.
North State Grocery President Richie Morgan hopes to have the store open by Labor Day. “Our goal, hopefully, is somewhere between the second week, and the end of August.”
The store is now undergoing a two million dollar renovation.
Morgan says there will be a strong focus on the lunch business. “We’re going to have a nice deli, and sandwiches, our famous sandwiches – we’ll also have in that area, as you can see over there, an outdoor eating area.”
Morgan says that Klamath County Commissioner Donnie Boyd played a key role in helping to bring the store downtown.
“He was phenomenal.” Notes Morgan. “He was a great help, he really worked hard. He handled every need we wanted, he really did a great job.”
Haggen purchased two Klamath Falls Safeway stores in the spring of 2015, and closed them only a few months later – laying off over 130 people.
Morgan plans to begin hiring for the new Holiday store shortly. “We hope to take applications in and start the process in really, early July.”
The nearest Holiday Market to Klamath Falls is located in Alturas.
“We love small towns.” Stated Morgan. “Klamath Falls I think will fit right in with what we do.”
Holiday Market is expected to provide about 40 to 50 jobs.
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