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Cascade grocery store with NFL connection

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CASCADE (KWWL) - You know, some Eastern Iowans have to spend about an hour on the road, just to find a place to buy their groceries. Cascade residents, for example, have the option of driving about 20 miles to either Monticello or Dyersville, or 30 miles to Dubuque, plus the return trip. But thanks to an NFL player and his brothers, all that's about to change.

Detroit Lions defensive end, and former Hawkeye all-american, Jared DeVries and his two brothers, Darrian and Dusty, will open their latest brothers market grocery store in Cascade.

It's been four years since the Cascade food mart closed it's doors. Since then, city leaders have been working to get a new grocery store. Now, Brothers Market is moving in and bringing more than 20 new jobs to the community.

Driving down first avenue in Cascade. You'll see just about everything. Restaurants, bars, salons and flower shops. But one store is missing.

"We still need a grocery store," said Whisker's McDermott.

Four years ago Cascade Food Mart, now vacant, served as the primary source for groceries. But after the owner retired, so did this 40 year old business.

Mayor Greg Staner has been working for two years to score a new grocery story in town.

"We're very fortunate that we've been able to get in with the brothers market and the DeVries family. They're excited about Cascade and we're excited to have them," said Staner.

But did you catch the name?

"And the DeVries family," said Staner.

Staners talking about Jared DeVries, former Hawkeye stand-out and defensive lineman for the Detroit Lions.

"Everybody's talking about it and its nice and its neat that there is an NFL connection with Jared DeVries but we're just fortunate to have all the DeVries involved in this," said Staner.

And even more excited about bringing groceries close to home. Not my mention the more than 20 jobs it will bring to the community; spreading more than food through the community.

"Get more jobs here in the grocery story, taking cars to mechanics, getting gas here, eating downtown. It'll be just super," said McDermott.

Giving new meaning to "super" market or Brothers Market.

"It's gonna promote growth and that's out biggest thing is to keep growing and keep moving Cascade forward," said Staner.

Speaking of moving forward, the DeVries family is paying for the building but the city of Cascade is providing them with some tax incentives. They hope to have business open by the first of the year.

Online Reporter: Lauren Squires
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