Festival Foods in Tomah is set to open at 6 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10.
Brian Stenzel, Festival Foods community involvement director, is excited for the opening.
“We’re looking forward to it,” he said. “The area has been very welcoming to us, and we’re excited to get started.”
The Onalaska-based Festival Foods purchased the Tomah store and two Eau Claire locations from Gordy’s Market after Gordy’s went into receivership. Gordy’s last day of business in Tomah was Sept. 14.
Festival was founded in 1946 by Paul and Jane Skogen and in recent years has been expanding across Wisconsin under the direction of the Skogens’ grandson, Mark Skogen.
In 2014, the company purchased Vos Sentry in Fort Atkinson and converted the store to a Festival. In October 2015, Festival opened a 78,000-square-foot store at 2233 Humes Road in Janesville and followed that up with a 55,000-square-foot store on the ground floor of Gebhardt Development’s $65 million Galaxie building in the 800 block of East Washington Avenue in Madison.
In May, Festival purchased stores West Baraboo and Portage from Pierce’s Market.