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Grocery Outlet store opening July 31

Grocery Outlet's new store in Gardnerville will have a soft opening and ribbon-cutting event on July 31 and a public grand opening Aug. 2.

Locally based independent operator and owner Kevin Talley said the store will bring great bargains to the Gardnerville community.

Talley has worked in the grocery industry for 40 years. After working at Safeway for 31 years, he said he decided to open a Grocery Outlet to get back to the heart and reason he is passionate about the grocery industry, which are the people and the community he serves.

"I take pride in giving back to the community by opening this new Grocery Outlet location," Talley said. "I am honored to offer high quality products at affordable prices to shoppers, create new jobs for local residents, and give back to local nonprofits and organizations to help those in need."

Talley recently held a job fair where he interviewed over 200 applicants. He filled 40 positions and is currently fully staffed for the store opening.

The store will open its doors 8 a.m. July 31 and host the ribbon-cutting event at 9 a.m.

The store will host a public grand opening event 8 a.m. Aug. 2 that will feature free coffee and treats, free eco-frugal reusable bag for the first 500 customers, free Spin & Win on the Wheel of Bargains prizes, free face painting for kids, free play magic cart and more. Attendees can enter to win one of three grand prizes from Aug. 2 through Sept. 5. Grand prizes include a Weber Spirit E-310 Black BBQ purchased at the Gardnerville Ace Hardware, Trek Tandem Bike from Big Daddy's Bicycles & Fitness, and free groceries for a year ($600 value). The prize drawings will be conducted noon Sept. 6 at the Gardnerville store.

In addition, attendees to the grand opening event can purchase a hot dog and soda for $1, which the proceeds will benefit WAVE INC. – All Veterans Everywhere. Attendees can also meet their Frugal Friends Lois Prices and Ben Saven, who have scheduled appearances throughout the day. Talley will also donate a pallet of food worth $1,000 to the Carson Valley Community Food Closet, which he will present the donation to the food bank at the ribbon-cutting event. The ribbon-cutting event will be officiated by the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce.

The expansion into Gardnerville is one of 18 new Grocery Outlet stores scheduled to open this year. The Gardnerville store is located at 1329 Highway 395, and will be open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day.

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