My better half was at the YMCA last week and noticed a Ukrop’s representative there signing up potential customers for shopper cards. He went ahead and signed up both of us for a card. After talking with the representative, she told him the new grocery store would open at Franklin and Wonju on June 27. That’s next Wednesday.
Roanoke Times Business reporter Jenny Kincaid Boone has been carefully following the Ukrop’s story and has reported opening delays several times over the past several months.
Now, Jenny tells me the June 27 date may not even be correct. Here’s what she said in an e-mail yesterday: “Ukrop’s corporate office told me today that there’s no confirmed opening date yet, though they understand that there’s a false date circulating around.”
Hmmm. Jenny plans to keep her eye on the date and let me know what she finds out. The lesson in all of this: Don’t hold your breath for that famous chicken salad just yet.