First Posted: 1/28/2009
Members of the local business community, principals from schools and customers gathered at the Food Lion on W. Lebanon Street Wednesday for the stores grand reopening.
For the past six months the store has undergone major renovations, all while remaining open for customers. All of that work was officially recognized with a ribbon cutting, a performance by the Jones Intermediate School fifth grade chorus and refreshments.
Its a new day for Food Lion. We have a new outlook and a new format so thats a big accomplishment, said Travis Sizemore, store manager.
He also thanked the staff for continuing to work through the renovations, noting that the store could not have continued to function without them.
The store has a completely new look from floor tiles to a new ceiling. It has added more variety in all of the departments, company officials said. According to Sizemore, the wine selection at the store has almost tripled in size, and the store has a new organic selection.
Through the Food Lion Foundation, Gentry Middle Schools Steve Hall, a sixth grade science and math teacher, received a grant for $2,500. Chad Beasley, principal, accepted two grants on behalf of Jones Intermediate School for a total of $3,000.
The store has been open since 1986.
Contact Morgan Wall at [email protected] or 719-1929.