The market's west entrance.
Steve, left, and Rick - market leaders.
Dave, manager of the front end of the market.
Fred adjusts a bin in Bulk Foods.
Town & Country Market in Winslow is where it all began. And it was definitely showing its age when we launched our remodel project in January 2014. Major construction wrapped up in August 2015 – resulting in a new, one-story market with improved layout and flow, increased seating and many new features.
The store opened Aug. 29, 1957, on land where founders Ed Loverich and brothers John and Mo Nakata played ball together as boys. Many Loverich and Nakata family members can still be found working in the offices and aisles of the market.
The store was expanded in 1990, adding the espresso bar and expanded floral department. This remodel will not significantly change the store’s footprint, but will accommodate moving Bulk Foods, Wine & Spirits, Housewares and Health & Body Care areas upstairs.
The 30-foot-tall reader board in front of Town & Country Market in downtown Winslow has become an iconic community landmark that has stood for more than 50 years (and we hope will stand another 50 – it will be preserved in this remodel – preserved and strengthened!).
Town & Country Market’s first store, the Bainbridge market opened to great fanfare on Aug. 29, 1957, taking its place as the island’s first “supermarket.”...