GRAMERCY, La. (BRPROUD) — The Winn-Dixie located in Gramercy officially reopened after four months closed due to Hurricane Ida damage.
The grocery store held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 7:30 a.m.
Winn-Dixie donated $5,000 to the Gramercy Police Department and provided holiday meals to 65 local families rebuilding after the storm, according to company officials. The grand reopening had giveaways and entertainment.
“The lasting effects of Hurricane Ida are still felt throughout the entire community as many homes and businesses were impacted from the devastation, including our Gramercy Winn-Dixie store,” said President and CEO of Southeastern Grocers Anthony Hucker. “After four months of extensive repairs and improvements, we are proud to debut our brand-new store, which showcases enhancements and features with the unique needs of this community in mind. Winn-Dixie has been deeply rooted in Louisiana for more than six and a half decades and we remain steadfastly committed to the resilient people that make this state a renowned treasure.”
Grand reopening celebrations will continue during the weekend with hourly $100 gift card raffles and chances to win special prizes such as a Green Egg Smoker and Yeti cooler. On Saturday, Dec. 18, the special drawing will take place at 1 p.m. and on Sunday the drawing will be at 4 p.m.