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Acme Fresh Market #1 Celebrates Completed Remodel with Huge Sales, Free Food Sampling

Acme Fresh Market will celebrate the completion of the remodel of Acme #1 with a huge sale beginning May 12 with prices good through May 18, featuring Acme’s popular Meat Week Super Sale.

The celebration continues with a Free Food Sampling Event on May 14 and May 15 from 11-3pm, featuring over 15 free food samples to enjoy in store, including Acme Fresh Market cupcakes with made from scratch butter crème icing, ice cream from local creamery Pavs, Acme Fresh Market Pulled Pork, and Acme Fresh Market Coffee, locally roasted by Pearl Coffee in downtown Akron.

Acme1-Todd_Meat-Seafood“Our West Akron Acme Fresh Market is now a World Class grocery store, with the freshest produce, highest quality meats, and an assortment of product at great prices that will exceed our customers’ expectations,” stated Acme Fresh Market President Jim Trout. “Our customers have endured a lot during this renovation but I promise it is worth the wait. Our hardworking Acme Fresh Market associates and I are extremely proud to offer Akron a World Class store!”

Acme Fresh Market Executive Vice President, Nick Albrecht, stated “Acme Fresh Market is proud to invite the entire community to our completely remodeled Acme Fresh Market #1. The new store layout is easy to shop, and features the wonderful selection and low prices our customers expect, along with new departments that will delight – like an expanded prepared foods selection, a doubled in size Natural & Organics department, and a much larger selection of wines. I invite everyone to come see what’s new!”Acme1-Camille_Deli

Store Director, Justin Bailey, stated “I am so appreciative of the customers that have continued shopping with us through the construction, and excited to welcome all customers to our beautiful, completely remodeled store!”

Acme Fresh Market has been feeding the families of Akron for over 125 years and is proud to continue its commitment to the community by investing $9 million into Acme #1. Acme Fresh Market looks forward to welcoming customers to the renovated store with a weekend of fun events and grand opening specials to thank their customers for their loyal support and patience throughout this project.Acme1-Sandy_NaturalandOrganic

The Fred W. Albrecht Grocery Company operates 16 Acme Fresh Market stores in Summit, Stark, Portage and Cuyahoga counties. The company, founded in 1891, is locally owned and operated. It is very proud of its longstanding traditions of innovative food merchandising and leadership in the community. Acme Fresh Market has over 2,200 associates focused on feeding the families of our community for over 125 years.

Construction of Acme Fresh Market #1 was completed by Krumroy-Cozad Construction Company, Mr. Dan Cozad, Architect Mr. Robert White, and store decor by Schumacher Design, Ms. Julia Schumacher.

Acme Fresh Market Debuts Renovated Store

Front-Acme-2WEST AKRON — Acme Fresh Market officials unveiled the local grocer’s completed renovation of its Acme No. 1 store during a special event May 10. Pictured at right are Sophie and Steve Albrecht as they cut the ribbon held by Store Director Justin Bailey, at left, and President Jim Trout, at right. The local grocer was founded 125 years ago as the Fred W. Albrecht Co. by Steve Albrecht’s great-grandfather.

Company officials said the $9 million project took a little more than a year and resulted in the addition of 9,000 square feet to the store, located at 1835 W. Market St.

“It’s a new era for Acme No. 1,” said Trout, who, along with Acme Fresh Market Executive Vice President Nick Albrecht thanked company officials, store associates and customers.

“This was one of the most complex projects we had at Acme Fresh Markets,” Trout said. “It was challenging for our customers.” The store remained open throughout the renovation.

“I want to thank our customers for a year and a half of patience,” Nick Albrecht said.

He added the improved store would fulfill two purposes: to help the company stay competitive and ensure its mission to feed local families continues.

The renovated store includes an expanded prepared foods selection, a doubled-in-size natural and organics department, and a much larger selection of wines, Nick Albrecht said. It also features a second-floor community room that can be used for meetings and gatherings, as well as a café on the first floor. A view of the new lobby, with entrances on both sides, is shown at bottom.Front-Acme-1

Shown at right, from left, during the event are Anya and Nick Albrecht and Steve and Sophie Albrecht, all residents of West Akron.

The store will continue the celebration with a free sampling event May 14-15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Over 15 different food samples — including cupcakes with made-from-scratch buttercream icing, Pavs Creamery ice cream and Acme Fresh Market Coffee, locally roasted by Pearl Coffee in Downtown Akron — will be featured.

Krumroy-Cozad Construction completed the renovation, and Schumacher Design oversaw décor, according to company officials.

-Article and Photos From the West Side Leader

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