Allen’s grocery store to sell

Published: Aug. 3, 2020 at 6:05 PM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - The family which operated Hastings’ oldest grocery store is selling to a competitor based in Lincoln.

The Allen family has agreed to sell Allen’s of Hastings and The Wine Cellar to B&R Stores, Inc. The Allen family operated the store for 62 years.

Spokesperson Kristin Allen said Allen’s and The Wine Cellar will retain their names after the sale, which is expected to close in approximately two months.

Allen told Local4 Monday the family decided to sell about seven months ago and since then has been trying to find a buyer who would continue the store. Allen said that operating a stand-alone retailer in today’s environment “was tough.” “We’ve been at it a long time,” she said. Allen said that her family expected B&R stores to want most of the Allen’s employees to stay on.

B&R stores operates several grocery stores in Nebraska, including Russ’s Market in Hastings and Lincoln, both Super Saver stores in Grand Island and Apple Market in Kearney.

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