The new Hy-Vee grocery store and convenience store will open at 2115 S MacArthur Boulevard, Springfield, IL, on May 13, 2014. The supermarket will be open 24 hours a day.
The MacArthur Boulevard Association is among organizations that worked to bring Hy-Vee to MacArthur. The Hy-Vee redevelopment effort is funded, in part, through $3.5 million from the MacArthur tax increment financing (TIF) district, approved in 2012 as an incentive to development along MacArthur.
MBA President Jen Dillman said the company has shown it intends to be a part of the community by funding neighborhood gardens at the MacArthur Park apartments, Butler Elementary School and Frankin Middle School. About 50 Hy-Vee employees, including store director Kyle Thornsbrough, took part in the annual MacArthur Boulevard Cleanup Day on Saturday. Dillman said the association also is planning a number of joint promotions and community events with Hy-Vee.
The site was previously home to empty and dilapidated buildings formerly housing Kmart and Spillway Lanes bowling alley. The old buildings along with Town & Country Shell and another property were demolished for the store site.