WOODSTOCK – ShopFresh Market has opened its doors in the former Wisted’s Supermarket location in Woodstock. Owner Julia Muell said the store quietly opened for about a week, and on Wednesday started putting out advertisements on its sales to draw in more traffic. A grand opening will be planned in coming weeks, she said.
After some renovations, the building, 330 N. Eastwood Drive, is cleaner and brighter, Muell said. ShopFresh employs about 30 people, Muell said, and features sections including a deli, organic produce, butcher, bakery and liquor.
“[There are] a lot of changes,” Muell said. “We’re excited to be in Woodstock, so we hope it’ll take off there.”
The Wisted’s was open for about 10 years before it announced it was closing, without giving a reason why, in February.
In 2013, Wisted’s supermarkets in Woodstock, Marengo and Huntley became Piggly Wiggly stores. The Huntley store, 10442 Route 47, opened in 2006 and closed in spring 2015, said Margo Griffin, business development coordinator for Huntley.
ShopFresh Market will be open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week, Muell said, adding the store has something for everybody.
“We look forward to being there and meeting a lot of the folks in the community,” Muell said.
Her family also operates Val’s Fresh Market in Fox Lake, she said.