Runnings celebrates ribbon cutting
WORTHINGTON — Hotdogs, brats, prizes, balloon artistry, face painting, chainsaw carvings, good deals and more.
There wasn’t much someone couldn’t find at Runnings in Worthington during the store’s five-day grand opening event.
The parking lot was busy Friday around lunch time, as Nobles County 4-H volunteers grilled hotdogs and brats. Runnings donated the meat, chips and soda so the youth program could earn money as a fundraiser, said Runnings Director of Marketing and eCommerce Dennis Jensen. Meals will be served again from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today The grand opening runs through Sunday.
Worthington Runnings Store manager John Aanenson said the grand opening that began Wednesday went as well as their first two and a half months of business at the new Oxford Street location.
“It’s going phenomenal,” he said. “The new store has been great. The community has been very receptive and we’ve received a lot of positive feedback.”
“We’re making a lot of new friends,” Jensen said, emphasizing that the expansion wouldn’t have been possible without community support. “A new store does not work if there’s not a solid base of customers.”