C & K PLANNING SUTHERLIN STORE

July 07, 2000 11:00 pm

Brookings-based C&K Market Inc., parent company of Rays Food Place, has announced plans to construct a $43,000 square foot supermarket in Sutherlin.

Company president Doug Nidiffer said that all obstacles have been removed and construction of the store is to begin as soon as permits are issued.

We are anticipating final drawings from our architect very soon and will commence construction the next day, Nidiffer said.

Site preparation has already begun, and the company plans to have the building open for business by the first of the year.

The supermarket will be in the newly-developed Oak Hills Plaza shopping center near Dairy Queen and Taco Bell at Highway 138 and the Interstate 5 interchange.

It anticipates employing approximately 110 people. Interviews for all positions will begin about 90 days before the store opens, Nidiffer said.

The store will feature the amenities offered at other Rays Food Place stores.

Delivering high quality products and services for the lowest possible price is the hallmark of the Rays Food Place chain, Nidiffer said. With 44 stores and 45 years in the business, the company has the track record to back that claim.