Giant Eagle-owned and -operated GetGo Café + Market has disclosed plans for a grand-opening celebration in honor of its newest location, in Mentor, Ohio – its first ground-up store under the convenience store banner to include a drive-thru lane. The Groundhog Day-themed event will take place on Feb. 2 at 6800 Center Street in Mentor, beginning at 9 a.m., with the giant sub-cutting ceremony – GetGo’s version of a ribbon-cutting ceremony – at 12:30 p.m. Festivities will include live music, giveaways, raffle drawings, food and beverage samples, and appearances by local celebrities.
As well as marking the new store’s opening, GetGo will present a donation to Hunger Network. To supplement this donation, GetGo will also roll out the Buy a Sub, Share the Love initiative, in which $1 of every sub purchased during February will be donated to Hunger Network, up to $2,500. The organization is Cuyahoga County’s second largest emergency food distribution and recovery organization, and also provides hygiene items, nutrition education resources and connections to health providers.
At the grand opening, Ohio football legend Josh Cribbs will be the celebrity guest associate working the drive-thru duty, helping to fulfill orders from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., as well as taking selfies and signing autographs. Ahmaad Crump, the on-court host for the Cleveland Cavaliers, will join the celebration from noon to 1 p.m, while GetGo’s mascot, Lil’ Tot, and the Cleveland Cavaliers’ mascot, Sir CC, will be on hand as well for photo opportunities. At 12:30 p.m., the store will officially open with the aforementioned sandwich cutting.Progressive Grocer