Food Lion supermarket coming to east Fayetteville site

Tue, 05/05/2009 - 3:53pm
By: Ben Nelms

There is a new grocery store coming to Fayetteville. Food Lion will open its first grocery store in Fayette County in mid-summer at Jeff Davis Drive and County Line Road.

Food Lion representative Jennifer Speck said the 35,500-square-foot store will likely open in July. Food Lion recently opened two new stores in Coweta County, with the Fayetteville store being the company’s first location in Fayette County.

The new store at Jeff Davis and County Line Road will occupy the location formerly held by Winn-Dixie.

“We’re looking forward to serving Fayette County,” Speck said.

Speck said the new grocery store will feature a pharmacy and a full-size organic and natural products section.

Food Lion serves more than 10 million customers each week and offers more than 28,000 products in its stores, including approximately 2,900 Food Lion-brand products, according to information supplied on the company’s website.

Based in Salisbury, N.C., Food Lion LLC is a subsidiary of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE: DEG). Founded as Food Town in 1957, today Food Lion is one of the largest supermarket companies in the United States. Food Lion LLC operates approximately 1,300 supermarkets, either directly or through affiliated entities, under the names of Food Lion, Bloom, Bottom Dollar, Harveys and Reid’s.

The company has stores in 11 Southeastern and mid-Atlantic states and operates five distribution centers.

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Submitted by Newsboy on Fri, 05/08/2009 - 12:53pm.

Because COUNTY LINE ROAD is in fact the COUNTY LINE at that spot, the old Winn Dixie technically sits in Clayton but is surrounded on three sides (I think) by Fayette. Clayton's lame duck, corrupt, good ol' boy "white" political machine allowed that spot rezoning despite the pleas from Fayette County to honor the rural/residential district surrounding it. In fact, I believe CC Chairman Charlie "Boss Hogg" Griswell even went on record to say, "SCREW Y'ALL!" Good luck to Food Lion, but Clayton will get the sales.

Submitted by rmoc on Fri, 05/08/2009 - 2:31pm.

At least it is no longer an empty building..I lived in Rivers Edge at the time it was built and we thought they were crazy when they built the Winn Dixie which I think lasted 15 months before it became an eyesore..

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Submitted by Cyclist on Fri, 05/08/2009 - 10:37am.

Is it in Fayette County? I thought it was in Clayton County.

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Submitted by Findu Veryfunny on Fri, 05/08/2009 - 8:45am.

at least that big eyesore of an empty building will operate for a little while before it closes down again. A weird spot for ANY store. Poor Ingles keeps on struggling, I try to shop at it as much as possible to help it stay open. I wonder how long it will take before it, too, closes and creates another FayCo eyesore...

Submitted by CuriousBob on Wed, 05/06/2009 - 2:49pm.

Hopefully, the competition will bring better prices. I would like to think so.

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