Balls Food Stores opened its new Price Chopper store Oct. 11 at 207 NE Englewood Road in Kansas City, Missouri.
To celebrate the grand opening, a ribbon cutting was held at 8 a.m. with a speech from CEO David Ball. The company plans to continue the celebration throughout October with balloon artists and face painters scheduled for the weekends and special ads and promotions for several weeks.
This opening was a special occasion for Balls Food Stores as it celebrates its 100-year anniversary this year. The first Price Chopper opened in the same area in 1979, and according to the company, it is “a thrill to build a brand new store for this community 44 years later.”
About Balls Food Stores
Balls Food Stores has been family-owned and -operated since 1923 in Kansas City, Kansas. The local landmark company operates 25 supermarkets under the Hen House Market, Price Chopper, Sun Fresh and Payless Discount Foods banners in Kansas City and surrounding markets.
In 1923, Sidney and Mollie Ball purchased a building on the corner of 16th and Stewart in Kansas City, Kansas. Today, David Ball, the third generation Ball to serve Kansas City, leads a company of more than 2,500 employees.
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