News in Brief: Ukrop’s changes to Martin’s April 3

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April 2, 2010

3:57 AM

The Ukrop’s chain of grocery stores will make its switch to Martin’s Food Markets April 3.
The Ukrop’s store in Williamsburg will close to undergo capital upgrades April 3 at 6 p.m. and reopen 8 a.m. April 12. The store’s pharmacy and bank will remain open.

The Ukrop’s chain, including 25 stores in the greater Richmond and Williamsburg areas, were purchased by Martin’s in February. The new owners of the supermarkets said they plan on improving the stores through a multi-million dollar renovation.

When the stores reopen as Martin’s, some previous store policies will change. The new grocery stores will sell alcohol and remain open on Sundays.

The new owners have not yet decided whether or not they will remain open 24 hours, like their other existing Virginia stores.

All food items that are branded Ukrop’s will be donated to the Central Virginia Foodbank.

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