Shopko has announced that it will open a new Shopko Hometown store, located at 701 Great Basin Blvd. The store is expected to open in the fall of 2016 and will become a staple in the community as a “one stop shop” for all essentials.

Shopko Hometown combines Shopko’s strong reputation for customer service with a broad and dynamic offering of national brands and private label brands at a great value. The new store will provide shoppers ultimate convenience, with product offerings including clothing, home furnishings, toys, consumer electronics, seasonal items, every day consumable items and lawn and garden products — all in an attractive, well laid out, easy-to-shop store format.

“We’re excited to bring Shopko Hometown to Ely,” said Peter McMahon, Shopko CEO. “We understand that consumers in smaller towns are looking for the same variety of high quality goods and trend right merchandise that can be found in larger cities. Customers of our Hometown stores tell us they appreciate the vastly improved shopping experience and access to a broad, differentiated selection of merchandise, including products and brands previously not available in their community.”

The grand opening is planned for November 2016. The new store will be part of the over 230 Shopko Hometown stores across the country, making Shopko one of the nation’s largest retailers serving smaller communities.

In preparation for the store’s grand opening, Shopko is hiring. Shopko Hometown typically employs approximately 25 full/part-time employees. See for more details.

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Shopko is owned by an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc., a leading private investment firm focused on leverage buyouts, equity, debt, and other investments in market-leading companies.

Founded in 1962 and headquartered in Green Bay, Wisc., Shopko Stores Operating Co., LLC is a $3 billion retailer that operates more than 370 stores in 25 states throughout the Central, Western and Pacific Northwest regions. Retail formats include 131 Shopko stores, providing quality name-brand merchandise, great values, pharmacy and optical services in small to mid-sized cities; five Shopko Express Rx stores, a convenient neighborhood drugstore concept; five Shopko Pharmacy locations; and 231 Shopko Hometown stores, a smaller concept store developed to meet the needs of smaller communities For more information, visit