A long-time fixture of the business community in Jerseyville is expanding, with the announcement of a new store to be located in Alton.  Hansen Packing & Good Buddy Meat Company will open at the old Colonial Bakery retail store on Landmarks Boulevard early this summer if all goes to plan, according to the president of the company.

Ryan Hansen is part of the second generation of the family to carry on the business, and he tells The Big Z they opened their new retail store in Jerseyville about two years ago.  He says expanding the business was always part of their five-year plan.

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Hansen says while it was a quicker decision to open a second store than they had originally planned, this opportunity was hard to pass up.  Work on the building will consist of some basic repair work and remodeling to get the building ready to host meat processing and retail.  He says they may open as early as June 1.


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