Sign of Change

Sign of Change

Workers this week began hanging the letters that would spell out Kirby Foods on the IGA Plus building. Kirby Foods took over Martin’s IGA Plus in 2018 after the Martin family announced the sale of the business in November 2017. Kirby Foods Inc. CEO Larry Tobias said in a recent interview with the Effingham Daily News that the company and former owner Newlin Martin had a gentleman’s agreement to keep the Martin name on the building for two years. The red letters spelling out Martin’s were removed in October to do some painting on the building, so Tobias said it was a good time to put up the Kirby Foods sign. The red-lettered sign was completely put up as of Thursday.

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Kaitlin Cordes covers Effingham County, police and courts and sports features for the Effingham Daily News. She earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from Eastern Illinois University. Cordes is a native of Effingham.