- Associated Press - Friday, March 25, 2016

GIRARD, Ill. (AP) - The re-opening of a County Market destroyed by fire last spring continues a century-old grocery tradition in this town of 2,000.

Corporate owner Niemann Foods Inc. continued service to the community after the May 7, 2015 blaze. It had a mobile market in the parking lot, took special orders, and paid for a weekly shopping shuttle to the County Market in nearby Chatham.

But the (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports (https://bit.ly/1RB31OK) it marked the first time since the Cherry family opened a meat market in 1908 that the community had been without a walk-in store. Jim Cherry, grandson of the founder, sold Cherry’s IGA to Niemann in 2014.

The store’s grand re-opening will be March 30.

Girard is 230 miles southwest of Chicago.


Information from: The State Journal-Register, https://www.sj-r.com

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