Effort to bring a grocery store to town continues
At this point, Jesup residents do not have a full-service grocery; but there are a lot of people working to change that.

Jesup Economic Development Foundation President Todd Rohlfsen has shared the following update of the on-going efforts to bring a grocery store to Jesup. A Power Point presentation on Jesup had been prepared by Zak Knutson, Tony Lang, and Luke Baldwin. It summarized what Jesup has to offer to a potential new business, and summarized the past success of JEDF projects.

Attractive aerial photos of the Jesup Industrial Park, Winding Creek Assisted Living facility, and Farmers Day at night were accompanied by statistics on demographics, including the burst of new housing subdivisions and other businesses here.

On September 12, Rohlfsen and Sparky Duroe went to the corporate headquarters of the grocery chain they are in discussion with and walked them through the Power Point presentation. Following the Jesup presentation, the grocer told Rohlfsen and Duroe that Jesup “is exactly the kind of community that they are looking to come into.”

It was hoped the $25,000 in seed money that was raised in such a short amount of time would be sufficient to convince them of the community’s desire for a grocery store here; however, they have requested that the community provide them with a feasibility study. That feasibility study has been ordered.
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