POLO New grocery store on track to open in January, owner says
POLO – Come next month, Polo residents once again will have a local grocery store.
Owner Tushar Patel hopes to open Polo Fresh Food Market at 205 S. Division Ave./state Route 26 the week of Jan. 20, “if everything is on schedule,” he said.
The new store will offer a full grocery line, fresh meats and produce, a deli, and a liquor mart. It will be open daily from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and employ eight to 10 people, mostly part-time, Patel said.
Patel, who owns and operates a grocery store in Lanark, bought the shuttered Polo Food Center, formerly Polo Super Valu, earlier this year, and with financial incentives from the city has been renovating it and buying new equipment.
The town has been without a grocery store for more than 10 years.
A new telepharmacy also will be opening in Polo a few months into the new year.
Polo Pharmacy will be at 111 E. Mason St., in the former Visible Changes building next to Cimino’s Pizza, as soon as the state approves owners Kip and Karrie Sabinson’s paperwork, probably in 3 or 4 months, said Jennifer Garman, pharmacy technician at the Sabinsons’ Lanark Pharmacy.