“It’s 100% renovated,” Gomez said.
Crews built a new parking lot; installed new equipment, including six registers; and addressed needs related to refrigeration, utilities and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning. The entryway facing North 25th Street received a makeover, and painters created a fresh appearance relying heavily on earth tones.
The store, which will operate daily between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., has a 90-foot-long, full-service meat department, bakery, tortilleria, cafe with full-service kitchen and a business office for cashing checks.
Gomez said groceries and general merchandise occupy 16 aisles. A candy display is located to the right upon entry, produce to the left.
Poco Loco will hire up to 120 to get the store open and operating, and long-term employment is expected to peak at 90, Gomez said.
He estimated 90% of store staffers will be bilingual.
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