Fall 2022 NewsletterFeatured Article:
The Hamstra Group Remodels and Expands New Store for Strack & Van Til in DeMotte
In September of 2021, Indiana Grocery Group, which operates Strack & Van Til, purchased the former Tysen’s Country Market in the DeMotte Plaza on State Highway 23 in DeMotte. Jeff Strack, company president and CEO of the grocery store chain, said the company is poised to grow throughout Northwest Indiana after undergoing a major reorganization.
“After four years of rebuilding our company, we are now looking for the right opportunities to grow our brand,” Strack said. And, Strack’s team knew the DeMotte Plaza was the perfect place for this 93-year-old grocery store chain to grow. As it turns out, The Hamstra Group owns the DeMotte Plaza—a busy 75,870-square-foot retail center. So, when Strack & Van Til decided to purchase the old Tysen’s store, The Hamstra Group was ready to help rebrand, renovate, and expand the store.
Construction began in the Fall of 2021 and consisted of remodeling the existing space and expanding the store from 35,000 square feet to 50,000 square feet. Crews opened up an adjacent storefront in the plaza and expanded the rear portion of the building to create more space. The renovation included giving the space a new, modern look with polished concrete floors, exposed painted ceilings, and new, efficient light fixtures…Fall 2022 Newsletter