Festival Foods submits plans for Verona store

Miller & Sons, Verona’s only grocery store, could soon have competition from Festival Foods, which is proposing a 68,000-square-foot grocery store next to Farm & Fleet.

Verona’s Plan Commission will consider the proposal on June 5 with a City Council review on June 12.

According to a story in the Wisconsin State Journal, Onalaska-based Festival Foods is making a move in southern Wisconsin and would like to break ground in Verona in 2018.

The company also just announced that it would be purchasing Pierce’s Markets stores in Portage and West Baraboo. Since 2014, Festival Foods stores have opened in Fort Atkinson, Janesville, and Madison, in the Galaxie building on East Washington Avenue.

The Verona store would be its 28th location.