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Hickory Farms opens temporary pop-up store in Lansing

At 17643 Torrence Avenue, through January 15, 2023

by Melanie Jongsma

LANSING, Ill. (November 6, 2022) – Saturday, November 5, marked the grand opening of a new Hickory Farms store in Lansing. Located at 17643 Torrence Avenue, in what was once a Wolf Camera shop, Hickory Farms is a pop-up store, occupying the space only during the holiday shopping season.

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A Hickory Farms pop-up store now occupies the former Wolf Camera Shop. The store opened for business on Saturday, November 5. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

Once a popular mall-based gourmet food gift retailer, Hickory Farms began focusing on internet and catalog sales in 2000. The brand is known particularly for its collections of summer sausages and cheeses, though it has also added chocolates, cupcakes, and wines to its offerings.

Lansing resident Patricia Stepp was hired as store manager at the Lansing location. She leads a new team, all chosen by Jim Moore to ensure the success of the enterprise.

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From left: Cora Cole, Patricia Stepp, Greg Mays, and Jim Moore are getting up to speed quickly to serve customers at the Lansing location. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

Moore says that the various gourmet food collections are ideal not only for holiday gifts and gatherings, but also for casual get-togethers like parties and watching the game.

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The Hickory Farms Samplers are packaged for convenient gift-giving. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
The award-winning summer sausages and salamis also work well for game-day get-togethers. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
A variety of gourmet sweets are also available for gifting. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

The hours of the Lansing location are different from what is currently posted on the Hickory Farms website. The store is actually open:

  • Mon – Sat: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Sun: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Hickory Farms is located at 17643 Torrence Avenue in Lansing, Illinois, now through January 15, 2023. The store is hiring additional workers for the holiday season. Specific listings can be found on indeed.com.

Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.