Wednesday, March 3, 2010

New Save-A-Lot stores mark opening

Discount grocery chain Save-A-Lot is marking the opening of five new N.C. stores with an event at 10 a.m. tomorrow at its west Charlotte location, 3033 Freedom Drive. N.C. Secretary of Commerce Keith Crisco, Mayor Anthony Foxx and other community leaders are expected to attend. The Freedom Drive store, in a former Maxway location, opened Feb. 25 but is holding a grand opening tomorrow.

The four other new Save-A-Lots, which have also opened in roughly the last month, are in Fayetteville, Lexington, 213 W. Dixon Blvd. in Shelby and 950 S. Cannon Blvd. in Kannapolis. Other Charlotte Save-A-Lot stores are on the Plaza and Albemarle Road. Save-A-Lot, which sells a limited assortment of value-oriented groceries at 1,200 stores nationwide, is part of Supervalu, a Fortune 100 grocery company based in suburban Minneapolis. It often places stores in so-called second-generation space, which has been previously occupied by other tenants.