Food Lion Opening 4 Stores in Upstate S.C. this Week

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- With three back-to-back groundbreaking ceremonies and a grand opening celebration, Food Lion LLC is launching a total of four new stores in South Carolina this week. Construction will begin soon on new Food Lion stores in Anderson, Union, and Woodruff. Bloom, the company's newest supermarket concept, also opened a third store in Greer on Jan. 24.

Food Lion officials said construction would start within the next few weeks on the retail developments. Each will include a 35,000 square-foot Food Lion store and eight other retail shops, comprising approximately 8,400 square feet. Two out parcels also are planned.

Completion of the shopping centers and Food Lion store openings are scheduled for fall 2007.

The new Bloom store is the sixth store to open in the Upstate region. Bloom stores opened last year in Anderson, Clemson, Greenville, Greer, and Mauldin, S.C.

Food Lion LLC, a subsidiary of Brussels-based Delhaize Group, operates more than 1,200 supermarkets, either directly or through affiliated entities, under the names of Food Lion, Bloom, Bottom Dollar Food, Harveys and Reid's.
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