Granite Shoals Supermarket is closer to opening day. Store owners plan a soft opening soon and a grand opening in late March or early April. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro
Granite Shoals Supermarket is now hiring and plans a soft opening sometime in the next few weeks, owner Tony Hijaz announced. The grocery store, which will be open 6 a.m.-9 p.m. seven days a week, is accepting job applications. Visit the website or email email@example.com for more information.
“We’ve already gotten applications,” Hijaz said. “We’ll be doing interviews in the next 10 days, if anybody is interested.”
The soft opening will give new hires experience before the grand opening, which is planned for late March or early April.
“Anybody who wants to walk in during the soft opening can,” Hijaz said. “We want to get our staff used to serving customers. We want to get people trained.”
The front of the store, 7911 RR 1431 East, is finished while construction inside is coming along. Checkout counters, refrigerators, freezers, self-serve drink stations, and more are ready.
“We have everything in house,” Hijaz said. “The final details will be decided in the next 10 days. We’re working on the software and starting the process of opening.”
He is awaiting final word from the city of Granite Shoals Code Enforcement, which has visited the business to ensure it meets legal requirements for safety and occupancy.