Cadiz area to welcome new grocery store

CADIZ — Residents of the Cadiz area were ready to embrace a new grocery store in the village, as Sander’s Market opened in the village last Wednesday.

In February 2017, Coffey’s grocery store — the only true market in the village — closed its doors. A longtime staple of the community, Coffey’s sudden closure meant that residents had to travel up to half an hour away or more to purchase fresh groceries. Cadiz residents had no choice but to visit other cities, such as St. Clairsville or Wintersville, to shop for everyday necessities.

An Amish market, Country Fresh Foods, opened in Cadiz in August and provided some relief. The store sells fresh meat and produce, but the village still was in need of a larger market, according to some officials.

In December the Cadiz Community Improvement Corp. confirmed the store property had been purchased by Sander’s Markets, a chain that has several stores in Pennsylvania and New York. Since that time employees had been inside the store building, cleaning and preparing the structure for the new tenants.

Sander’s offers a variety of products, including meats, deli products, cold soft drinks, produce and more. Cold beer also is expected to be for sale at the store, after the state-approved license to sell alcohol is transferred to the new business.

Sander’s Market will be open from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. seven days a week. Store officials are planning a grand opening event sometime in the future, but no details have been released.