EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - A brand new place to shop for gas and groceries in Evansville is now open.
The new Crossroads IGA location next to Harrison High School on the Lloyd Expressway held its grand opening Wednesday morning at 6.
“It was amazing to see just how fast it came together and it just got more and more exciting the more and more you saw things get completed," said James Collins. Collins serves as the manager at the new Crossroads IGA and says his staff has been in store preparing for the grand opening for over a month.
As you pass by, you’ll see that there’s a gas station, and there aren’t many gas stations right off of the Lloyd on the east side.
“If you think about it, from the West Side to Newburgh, it’s the only fuel station on this side of the Lloyd," Collins said. "I think it’s going to be a big big [sic] benefit to people who commute from the West Side to Newburgh. It’s going to be huge. It’s going to be huge.”
The store itself offers fresh produce, meats, freshly prepared meals and even includes a Which Wich sandwich shop inside the store.
“I think it’s the wave of the future if you will," said Collins. "You know, you see these ‘one-stop shops’ and when I say we are. You can get your fuel, you can get dinner over at the ‘Which Wich’ restaurant. Yes, we have a convenience store, but at the same time, the convenience of our store is the fact that you can get everything you need to fill your pantry without all the square footage.”
The project has been almost two years in the making. It was approved to be built in its location across from Harrison High School in January of last year.