Georgetown’s only standalone grocery store is now officially open for business.

Georgetown’s only standalone grocery store is now officially open for business.

The brand new Redner’s Warehouse Market in the Shoppes at College Park held a community open house on Tuesday, allowing locals to walk through the store and nibble on free samples provided by vendors.

“Right now, I’m loving the free samples,” said Ann Couch, one of many Georgetown residents who attended Tuesday’s open house. “But I love the store, too. The prices are good. I’ll probably shop here.”

Kathy Waluk, also a Georgetown resident, said she makes monthly trips to the Redner’s in Milford, which opened in 2012, and is looking forward to saving her gas.

“It’s nice and clean and well organized,” Waluk said. “There are no other grocery stores in Georgetown besides Walmart, so it will be nice to have a little variety.”

The store officially opened its doors Wednesday morning and will now be open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The 48,000-square-foot Georgetown location is the company’s fourth store in Delaware. Redner’s first tapped into the Delaware market in 2008 with its Dover location. The grocery chain has other locations in Eastern Pennsylvania and Maryland, with a total of 44 stores.

“We’ve been very happy in Delaware and the next step south is Georgetown,” said Richard Redner, president of Redner’s Warehouse Markets. “It’s a lovely town and I think there’s a lot of possibility here.”

The store employs 130 people, most of whom are Sussex County residents.

“I’ve been working at hotels in Rehoboth and Ocean City, but now my job is right around the corner,” said Marcus Hopkins, a Georgetown resident and Redner’s employee. “I’m not going to use up so much gas. It’s perfect.”

Eric White, spokesman for Redner’s, said the Georgetown location, like all Redner’s stores, is family-owned, locally-owned and employee-owned, which shines through in a customer’s overall experience.

“We take pride in our relationships with our customers and our vendors,” White said. “We want to impart that family-owned grocery store feel because, even though we’re a chain, we want our customers to know they’ll get our very best when they come to our store.”

The store features an in-store bakery, full service deli, fresh produce and fresh meat and seafood departments, along with frozen, dairy, health and beauty aids/non-foods departments. Also offered at the store are Western Union money services and a variety of pre-paid and long distance phone cards and gift cards from national retailers.

The Redner’s Pump Perks fuel discount program accompanies the store’s fuel pumps and offers a 10-cent per gallon discount for every $100 spent on groceries.

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