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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Wednesday’s grand opening won’t be as grand as hoped, Blandford said. A formal ribbon-cutting and food event will wait until later.
Restaurant Depot sells equipment, supplies and food to businesses, government agencies and charitable groups. The Harrison Twp. location is the 137th store opened by the company based in College Point, N.Y. It has four other Ohio locations in Akron, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus.
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The store will start with 25-35 employees, nearly all fulltime, and add workers as sales grow, Blandford said.
With the promise of new jobs coming to the township, officials are happy the company made the decision to rebuild following the tornadoes and about two years after the company first broke ground.
“This was probably one of the most challenging projects we completed,” said Harrison Twp. Administrator Kris McClintick. “They were committed to this area. There were plenty opportunities where they could have walked away but they faced every challenge and overcame it … We are excited. This is a big win for Harrison Twp.”
The store will be open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. with the exceptions of Thursdays when hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sundays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.