Mayor Myron Bailey and City Council Members La Rae Mills and Steve Dennis joined Cub Foods store director Elaine Manovich on Aug. 3 at the store’s Grand Reopening following its renovation. Manovich thanked the City for its support with the planning approval process during the store’s remodeling, which began Feb. 27.
Mayor Bailey mentioned that Cub Foods first opened in Cottage Grove in 1981, making the store one of the city’s oldest businesses. He stated that “Cub Foods has done a tremendous amount of giving back to the community,” through city festivals, donations, and employment of local families. The mayor noted that Cub Foods employs 144 workers at its Cottage Grove location, making it one of the largest employers in the City.
At the ceremony, Cub Foods donated $500 to the local food bank and $1,000 to Park High School in recognition of the support of the surrounding community.
The renovation at Cub Foods added a kitchen and expanded deli, as well as a cafe, seating area, drive-through pharmacy, and updated self-checkout lanes. The grocery is located at 8690 East Point Douglas Road.