Ribbon-cutting at Salem Giant Eagle

Salem Chamber of Commerce ambassadors were present Thursday for a ribbon-cutting ceremony of a major transition at Giant Eagle. “I’m just so excited,” said store owner Mark Siegal. “It took seven months of hard work and I want to thank our employees and customers.”The project includes expansions in the cheese, produce, gourmet, beer and wine sections along with the hot, salad and sushi bars. Shown, from left, are Daniel Moore, Matt Bender, Geoff Goll, Shawna L’Italien, Frank Zamarelli, Josh Siegal, Mark Siegal, Nancy McCoy, Matt Butts, Andrew Siegal, Carolyn Jones, Jillian Siegal, Jim Wenderoth, David Hazen, Mayor John Berlin, John Tonti, Elaine Rousseau Kothera, George Morris and Chamber Executive Director, Audrey Null. (Salem News photo by J.D. Creer)