Twin Valu is a defunct U.S. Hypermarket and was one of the first hypermarkets in the Akron, Ohio, area. The original Twin Valu store was located on Howe Avenue in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. The 10 million dollar, 180,000-square-foot (17,000 m2) store was open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It boasted 52 checkout lanes, a full bakery, deli, meat department, smoke house, food court, floral department, jewelry department, electronics department, photo department, vision center, pharmacy in addition to groceries, clothing, housewares, and general merchandise. A Star Bank branch location would be added later.
A second location was opened in Euclid, Ohio in 1990 and closed in 1995. The building became a Super Kmart around 1996, then closed in 2003. The building was briefly reopened as the Great Lakes Expo Center in 2009, which stole the Home and Garden Show from the IX Center in 2010. The concept failed and closed in 2011.
Grocery-only locations in Maple Heights, Ohio, and Belden Village (Jackson Township, Ohio; was previously a Zayre location; location is now home to Burlington Coat Factory) would close on January 16, 1996. Twin Valu was a division of Supervalu Inc and Shopko Stores Inc.
Television commercials for Twin Valu featured Phil Hartman as the spokesman.
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