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Old 04-13-2024, 08:43 AM   #1
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Default Hunterís Shop ní Save Rebuild

I understand the projected reopening of Hunterís Shop ní Save will but sometime in June. This is wonderful news! Anyone have current pictures of its status? We are Wolfeboro area islanders and miss it terribly.
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Old 04-13-2024, 09:06 AM   #2
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Default Hunter's Shop n' Save Rebuild

I don't have any pictures, but I can tell you that the level of activity on the site is crazy busy. There are pieces of equipment everywhere, construction workers everywhere, and all aimed at the some-time-in-June opening date.
The "new" store is larger than before, and will be equipped with the latest and greatest technology available.
Yes, everybody is anxiously awaiting Opening Day.
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There are pictures on FB.
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Old 04-14-2024, 09:16 AM   #4
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I don't have any pictures, but I can tell you that the level of activity on the site is crazy busy. There are pieces of equipment everywhere, construction workers everywhere, and all aimed at the some-time-in-June opening date.
The "new" store is larger than before, and will be equipped with the latest and greatest technology available.
Yes, everybody is anxiously awaiting Opening Day.
Yes, drove by the other day, and it's impressive from the street. I do not have a sense for how much larger, but I hope they are able to maintain the homey feeling of the old place. It was just big enough for a full shop, without the overwhelming abundance/crowds of most supermarkets
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Old 04-15-2024, 07:44 AM   #5
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This is the only one I found but I know there are some after this. Try "Wolfeboro Community Group" for more and " You Know You're From Wolfeboro, NH if" also because I thought there were some there.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1858...%20%27n%20save
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June seems optimistic. Anyone with actual knowledge?
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They are hiring help for a June opening.
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Daniel Craffey, who's the owner, has been posting consistently on the Wolfeboro Community Group Facebook that he expects the grand opening to be on June 20. The most recent post I noticed was April 1: ďJune 20, see you there.Ē

This is the link to the group but you have to be a member to read the posts: https://www.facebook.com/groups/830382647075496
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"Hunters Shop N Save last update before 6/20 @ 10 am grand opening. Beautiful refrigerated Cases are being installed now, shelving comes next week, siding should be done soon, sewer hook up soon , parking lot curbing and paving soon. Decor package is being manufactured and installed next 4 - 5 weeks . Still lots to do but on schedule. Thank you again for your patience. Our employees are excited to see all our old and new customers again!"

This is from Daniel Craffey and he says it's the last update.
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Old 05-18-2024, 01:29 PM   #12
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We just went by. It looks great, doesn't it? Maybe even better than it does in your pictures.
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I was by yesterday as well and it does look fantastic!

The only downside I see is that I believe available parking will be an issue during peak business times in July and August. I don't believe enough parking spaces will be available if the new Hunter's store does more business than the old Hunter's store did.

Available parking spaces likely will also hurt Walgreens (as well as Hunters) during peak periods.
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I was by yesterday as well and it does look fantastic!

The only downside I see is that I believe available parking will be an issue during peak business times in July and August. I don't believe enough parking spaces will be available if the new Hunter's store does more business than the old Hunter's store did.

Available parking spaces likely will also hurt Walgreens (as well as Hunters) during peak periods.
You know it is closer to the street than it used to be so it certainly does look like it has less parking but it does have as many parking places as it did before if not more.
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You know it is closer to the street than it used to be so it certainly does look like it has less parking but it does have as many parking places as it did before if not more.

Well I am not real good with math but I don't know how you can have the same amount of parking if the new building is longer and wider than the previous old A&P building (Hunter's). Unless the lot size has grown you most definitely won't have "more parking spaces than it did before"........

The month of July will be the real test!
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Well I am not real good with math but I don't know how you can have the same amount of parking if the new building is longer and wider than the previous old A&P building (Hunter's). Unless the lot size has grown you most definitely won't have "more parking spaces than it did before"........

The month of July will be the real test!
Parking is always something that Planning Boards look at as part of site plan approval. One way to "gain" invisible parking is to provide employee parking offsite. You can also gain parking by moving outdoor product sales e.g. plants, somewhere else, or agreeing to remove snow instead of storing it on site. I don't know what they've done here, but I expect it will all work out.
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Well I am not real good with math but I don't know how you can have the same amount of parking if the new building is longer and wider than the previous old A&P building (Hunter's). Unless the lot size has grown you most definitely won't have "more parking spaces than it did before"........

The month of July will be the real test!
They bought a couple of building in back of them and also Walgreen's (the building not the business) so they are going to have more parking in the back. Not sure if it's still in the works but they were talking about a drive through at Walgreen's. Of course drive throughs are frowned upon in Wolfeboro.
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On track for June 20!

24 full time employees kept on the payroll--the owner is a stand up guy

https://www.laconiadailysun.com/news...71586a5c6.html
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We saw the power truck there today hooking up electricity. That has to be a good sign, right?
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If you look at the fence, it looks like the same amount of parking on that side.
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Is there going to be parking at the rear of the building?
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Is there going to be parking at the rear of the building?
Yes. Because they moved it closer to the road. They had to get special exception for the building because in the downtown area buildings are supposed to be 5' from the sidewalk and it was set back a lot further with the parking lot in the front.
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