The site of a future Lee’s MarketPlace grocery story at 150 North Highway 91 in Richmond.

RICHMOND – On Tuesday, Lee’s MarketPlace broke ground on what will be the company’s eighth grocery store in Utah, its third in Cache Valley. The new store, to be located at 150 North Highway 91, has been anticipated for years after the business planted a sign along the highway in a farmer’s field.

The anticipation of this store’s opening has kept us all anxiously waiting,” said Jonathan Badger, Owner and CEO of Lee’s Marketplace. “Cache Valley is our home, and we are thrilled to bring our friendly service, clean store, and fresh, quality products to more of our family up north.”

Not only will the new location cater to the residents of Richmond, but also residents throughout northern Cache Valley, including communities in Franklin County, Idaho.

Local officials who attended the ground breaking included Richmond Mayor Paul Erickson, members of the Richmond city council, Cache County Executive David Zook, Cache County Economic Developer Shawn Milne, as well as Shari and Jonathan Badger, Owner and CEO of Lee’s Marketplace.

Lee’s MarketPlace is a local family-owned grocery business that has grown from its first store in 1981 to seven locations, including stores in Logan, Ogden, Smithfield, Heber, North Salt Lake, 4th West in downtown Salt Lake City, and Herriman (which opened earlier this year).

The grocery store will feature a pharmacy, scratch bakery, corner floral shop, fresh meats and cheeses, and other signature items.

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