Nestled in the heart of the Pinebrook neighborhood of Park City, Macey’s Market Pinebrook officially grand opened on Wednesday, November 8, marking a significant moment for the communities it serves and the Macey’s brand.
Prior to cutting the ribbon in front of the store’s picturesque storefront, a large group gathered inside to hear remarks from ARO leaders including Greg Welling, Jan Whiteley, Chris Otteson, Brendon Noble and Store Director, Marci Rodriguez. These speakers thanked the many team members, vendor partners, city officials and others who contributed to the project.
Macey’s Market Pinebrook is the first of its kind, designed to deliver a shopping experience tailored to the unique needs and preferences of the mountain community. Emphasizing local support is at the core of Macey’s Market and the store carries dozens of locally grown and produced items.
Previously a Fresh Market store, the location underwent an extensive and transformative remodel, which includes the exciting addition of an ACE Hardware over the past nine months.
As guests step through the store’s doors, they will immediately notice the transformation, reflecting the dedicated efforts of the ARO team, the AFS team and many tremendous partners.
“It truly reflects what ‘One AFS’ can do when we work together,” said David Rice, president and CEO of AFS. “All I can say is wow!”
The store’s aesthetic is an illustration of the team’s commitment to the mountain community, with clean, well-lit spaces, a contemporary layout, and warm, welcoming décor. Two murals, crafted by Wayne Dalton, creative director at AFS, beautifully depict the outdoor setting that makes this community unique. AFS marketing specialists Elizabeth Barnett and Jade Romano, worked with Wayne, and partner Decorworx, to create and install the eye-catching décor.
Upon entering, the fresh produce section takes center stage, offering a fantastic selection of fruits and vegetables. Macey’s Market’s product department, led by Produce Manager Kenneth Duenas, continually sources local produce throughout the year. The store also offers an expanded range of organic products to cater to a variety of tastes and preferences.
The bakery department, led by Maria Carreno, has been expanded, offering a wider selection of freshly baked bread, cookies, and pastries. Macey’s Market proudly presents its beloved Macey’s doughnuts alongside fresh-baked baguettes, a local Pinebrook favorite.
In the delicatessen, Nickie Jackson and her group of delicatessen professionals, offer a delightful array of gourmet sandwiches, handcrafted salads, fresh-rolled sushi, artisan cheeses and, of course, the famous Kong Kones. The delicatessen carries many local products including cheeses made just a few miles away.
A new Starbucks location, led by Christine Clevenger, offers an expanded and full Starbucks menu that is extremely popular with Pinebrook residents. (Christine also provided a stirring rendition of the national anthem as part of the grand-opening festivities.)
The meat and seafood department, under the careful watch of Bryon Singer and the store’s other phenomenal meat experts, is fully stocked with high-quality cuts, ensuring the store has top-grade selections for meat, including Certified Angus Beef and Prime Pork. Macey’s Market also carries grass-fed, organic, and plant-based proteins, providing a diverse selection to cater to all customer needs.
Led by Grocery Manager Jake Regnier, the store’s center-store shelves are fully stocked with an extensive range of grocery items, from pantry staples to hundreds of local and specialty products, including kosher, gluten-free and vegan options. It also highlights organic and health-conscious items, making it easy for customers to embrace a healthier lifestyle.
Pharmacy Manager Jill Johnson operates an enhanced pharmacy offering a variety of clinical services, including strep testing and treatment, cold sore treatment, and women’s health solutions.
The store’s front end, overseen by Shirlene Yamishiro, is equipped with the latest technology, ensuring a quick and hassle-free payment process, making the checkout experience fast and enjoyable. Additionally, Macey’s Market provides Macey’s Anywhere online ordering with curbside pickup and home delivery services for added convenience.
As mentioned, a noteworthy feature of the remodel was the addition of an ACE Hardware store, making the shopping center an even more dynamic gathering place for the local community.
At the heart of the grand-opening celebration was a deep sense of gratitude to the store’s guests. “Their support was vital in making an investment like this a reality,” said Greg as he addressed the crowd.
For those curious about the brand enhancement and “market” name, Macey’s Market is a companion to a traditional Macey’s grocery store, designed to best serve specific communities like Pinebrook. From hyper-localized products to a wider selection of items tailored to the community’s preferences, Macey’s Market provides the best experience for their respective communities. Macey’s Market stores are designed for smaller and more centralized areas, enabling them to source specific products and tailor stores to individual neighborhoods. The team members are neighbors and friends of those they serve, providing a sincere and authentic local experience.