As part of Ohio-based Buehler’s Fresh Foods’ Wooster Milltown remodeling project, the store now offers fresh draft beer on tap. The new “Big Beer Exchange” is located in the beer department and features eight tap varieties of craft and specialty beers. Reusable glass containers, also known as growlers, are available in 32- and 64-oz. sizes. Growlers are filled while shoppers wait.
Tap offerings will include limited releases as well as offerings from local breweries JAFB-Wooster Brewery, Millersburg Brewery and The Brew Kettle Brewery in Strongsville, Ohio. Draft beer taste samples are available for $0.25.
“The opportunity to sample any of the high-quality draft beers prior to purchasing a growler is a real benefit to our customers,” said Jack Kerby, Buehler’s Wooster Milltown store manager. “And with the addition of the wine tasting bar, customers have the chance to sit down and relax with a glass of wine.”
The new wine department includes a tasting bar where customers may select from a range of wines to purchase a 5-oz. glass for $5 or more. With the expansion of the wine and beer departments, Buehler’s now boasts one of the largest selections in the area with more than 1,000 wines and 800 beers. The State Liquor Agency store, located next to the department, offers more than 1,000 spirits.
Work continues on the expansion of the front entrance. The new space will welcome customers with doors on either side and will house the shopping carts.
The new KidzPark location has moved to its permanent home near the checkouts, with a colorful, hands-on space to entertain children while parents shop.
An additional new concept to Milltown, the community room, is taking shape, and will be available to the public for meetings and gatherings.
Customers will witness transformations to the bakery department (made from scratch production), Chef’s Kitchen (expanded food selections of hot or cold foods for take home or dining in) and The Kitchen Table (sit-down causal dining) in the weeks ahead. These new concepts are not only unique to Buehler’s, but also unique to the region it serves.
The remodel will be completed prior to the holidays.
Buehler’s, founded in 1929, is celebrating 85 years as an independent, family-owned and -operated grocer. E&H Family Group owns and operates 14 Buehler’s Fresh Foods Supermarkets located in Wooster, Orrville, Wadsworth, Medina, Brunswick, Ashland, New Philadelphia, Dover, Jackson Township, Delaware, Coshocton, and Portage Lakes (Green), Ohio, with a 15 location to open in Massillon this fall.
E&H Family Group also owns and operates 13 ACE Hardware stores located in Orrville, Medina, Dover, New Philadelphia, Delaware, Jackson Township, Independence, Rocky River, Westlake, Middlefield, Oberlin, Avon Lake, Garrettsville and Hilliard, Ohio.