RIVER FALLS -- Shopko Optical opened the doors at its new River Falls location Nov. 18 at 1674 Commerce Court, according to a news release.

When the closure of the River Falls Shopko store, along with others nationwide, was announced in the spring, the company also announced that the optical business would continue as a freestanding location.

River Falls Shopko Optical to remain open

“We are always driven to improve what we do, and the opening of this location is a testament to our dedication to the residents of River Falls,” said Shopko Optical CEO Russ Steinhorst in the release.

Optometrist Eric Hanson will lead the location. Hanson graduated from the Indiana University College of Optometry and is Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agent certified, according to the release.

Shopko Optical now operates outside of the Shopko Stores Operating Co.