With Food Lion departing, we ask you what you’d like to see take the place of the grocer.
Our newest column, Fill in the Blank, is where we show you a vacant building or soon-to-be-vacant building in Dallas or Hiram, and you tell us what type of establishment you'd like to see move in. Simple, right? So without further ado: With the Dallas Food Lion closing, what would you like to see replace the departing grocery store? Does the area need a grocery store, or would you prefer that something else replace it? We’ll also use the Fill in the Blank column to report on previously reported empty storefronts should there be news on potential businesses moving in. Let us know if you get wind of any talk of new business coming to town and we’ll look into it—that’s how we heard last year about Academy Sports’ plans to build in Hiram …
The grocery on Villa Rica Highway as well as several other Food Lion stores in metro Atlanta will be closed within the next 30 days.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Paulding residents will soon have one less grocery store option. Delhaize America, the parent company of Food Lion, announced Wednesday plans to close 113 of its Food Lion grocery stores, including its location in Dallas. A complete list of Food Lion stores to close is attached to this article; the document also includes the list of Bottom Dollar Food and Bloom grocery stores that will close in Virginia, North Carolina and Maryland. The 113 Food Lions to close were deemed underperforming by the company, with many in markets with the lowest store density. All affected stores will close within 30 days. In addition to the Dallas store, Food Lions in Douglasville, Marietta and Carrollton also will close. “After a thorough review of our store …