Three Bears Alaska Announces Opening of Its Newest Store in Healy, Alaska in December 2017
Three Bears Alaska announces the forthcoming December 2017 grand opening of its newest store in Healy, Alaska.
“This is going to be a large and state-of-the-art grocery store and commercial complex that we’re eager to launch,” says Jim Kolb, Three Bears Alaska’s statewide Marketing Director. “The store will be approximately 37,000 square feet in size and we anticipate hiring local residents first and foremost, with about 25 staff members in the winter and 40 in the summer, mixed between part-time and full-time positions.”
Kolb adds the store will be a “conventional grocery store with a warehouse flare.” The new Healy location will also have an Ace Hardware store, full line of sporting goods (guns, hunting, fishing, camping, apparel, and hunting and fishing licensure), liquor store with growler bar, pet feed, Shell fuel station, full retail propane, home heating oil, hi-flow diesel pumps for bus and semi-truck rigs, and free delivery in the summer months to local businesses.
Three Bears Alaska was started in 1980 by Larry Weisz Sr. in Tok, Alaska. The company has grown from its original community store to employing over 500 Alaskans and operating nine stores statewide in Kenai, Chugiak, Palmer, Wasilla, Knik-Goose Bay (KGB), Meadow Lakes, Big Lake, Houston, and Tok. The new Healy store will the company’s 10th in Alaska.
“Our target consumer at the new Healy store will be those in need of goods and services in the Denali Borough, including residents, workers, tourists, and Alaskans driving on the road system from the Kenai Peninsula, Mat-Su, Anchorage and Fairbanks Borough communities.” Kolb notes that Denali Borough patrons and residents will particularly benefit because of the new store’s central location in the region.
“Three Bears Alaska’s new Healy store will boost the local economy through employment, sales and service in a time when Alaska needs sustainable growth,” says Kolb. “We’re proud to be part of growing Alaska’s economy and it’s thanks to our valued customers that we can.”
For more information contact:
Jim Kolb, Marketing Director
Three Bears Alaska, Inc.