We saw this today on Facebook...
"So...the old Albertson's building HAS BEEN PURCHASED, together with the building in which Rite Aid currently resides...and coming soon to our little town is WINCO. Yep. Haggen's might have to lower their prices to compete. Rite Aid expects to open the doors of their new store (being built in the JoAnn's center) in March, 2014. And, I told you a few weeks ago...the Dollar Store is taking over the rest of the strip mall where Hallmark/Terikyaki/Starbucks used to be...construction is in full swing. After they move, the spot they are in, plus the JOE'S building will become HOBBY LOBBY. Mount Vernon is growing a nice little tax base..." ~ Terry Springer
I called Mark Hulst, a Mount Vernon City Council member, he confirmed that Rite Aid is building a new facility where the old KFC used to be. So Fact! He also knew that Hobby Lobby was going forward with their plans to occupy one of the spaces in the old Mall. I was able to confirm with Community & Economic Development Center that Hobby Lobby is going in to the old Joes space combined with the space that Dollar Tree clears up with their move to the center of the old mall. So Fact x2. :D
Mark informed me that Winco had dropped an application two years ago for plans they submitted for approval which did not involve the Albertsons store. So what about this rumor involving the old Albertsons? Well, the Community & Economic Development Center had no information available about this. However, Mark was able to share that Winco has made inquiries and is investigating the possibility of reusing the old Albertsons building. So to soon to be a fact?
No matter how you look at it this is all very good news!