Martin's stores open Monday

By Gene Petriello - bio | email
Posted by Shawn Maclauchlan

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The area's first Martin's store will open for business Monday morning, while other former Ukrop's stores are undergoing some major renovations this week.

The store in Carytown is shut down and the work well underway.

But the renovations are complete at four other former Ukrop's locations, and things are ready to go. Months and months of speculation and questions over the future of one of the best known grocery stores in the Richmond area will soon end.

The Glen Allen store, the Ukrop's in Williamsburg, the Short Pump Ukrop's and the store in Colonial Heights will all open at 8 a.m.

New paint, new lighting, a new look, and some big changes for shoppers - including keeping it's doors open on Sundays, along with beer and wine sales.

But one thing will stay: the baked goods will still be made by the Ukrop's family.

And the area in the stores will be called Ukrop's cafes.

Four stores are still undergoing renovations; the John Rolfe, Mechanicsville, Harbour Point and Carytown stores will be shut down for the week.

These stores will re-open April 19th.

The final stores will be ready to go and open as Martin's by the middle of May.

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