Jubilee Foods garden sales to open Sept. 1
The garden products sold at the John’s Variety and Pets store will be sold at Jubilee Foods in Mound
Beginning in September, people who bought their gardening products from the John’s Variety and Pets will have the chance to purchase some of those same products again outside of Jubilee Foods in Mound.
John Royer Jr., who managed John’s Variety and Pets with his father for 30 years, will be in charge of the new garden section of Jubilee Foods.
Co-owner of Jubilee Foods, Scott Logelin, said that shoppers can expect changes for the newest addition of the grocery store.
“It is a work in progress,” he said. “Give him 12 months, then we’ll know where we’re going.”
In the beginning, the plan is to have the products outside of the front patio of the store and to the north side in the gazebo area. Royer’s garden center will be seasonal, and will have items like Christmas trees later in the year.
“It’ll change, later in the fall he will do hay bales and corn stalks,” said Logelin.
The Jubilee Foods grocery store also picked up the birdseed that was sold at John’s Variety and Pets.
Bob Boese, the other co-owner of Jubilee Foods, said that Royer and Jubilee Foods recently reached an agreement to have the products at the Mound grocery store.
“Three weeks ago we kind of came to an agreement,” he said.
Ever since the grocery store reached an agreement, Logelin said the people of Mound have been excited. The announcement was received with applause at a Celebrate Greater Mound meeting earlier this month, and residents at Dog Days Westonka last weekend expressed excitement.
“The big thing is people in Mound will get a chance for Johnny’s outside stuff,” he said. “People love it, people are very excited.”
Logelin also said that employees at Jubilee Foods are excited for the new section of the Jubilee Foods grocery store.
“We’re very excited, the employees are excited,” he said. “My wife will be excited because I can pick the stuff up right from work.”
When the garden center opens, Logelin said a 50 percent off sale will kick off the partnership with Jubilee Foods.
Boese said that more planning will happen when Royer comes back from vacation.
Royer was quoted in an earlier interview saying he will enjoy working in a greenhouse setting because “people are in a good mood.”