ABINGDON, VA (Thursday, April 21, 2011) - On Monday, Food City officials broke ground on a new supermarket on Front Street West in Coeburn, VA. The 38,000+ square foot unit is expected to be complete in the Fall of 2011 and will serve as a replacement for their existing Coeburn location.
"We are excited to have this opportunity to construct a new, larger store to serve our loyal shoppers and the Coeburn area," said Steven C. Smith, Food City president and chief executive officer.
Plans for the new store include a Bakery/Deli, complete with a Hot Food Bar and Sit-Down Café; Food City Floral Boutique, offering a large assortment of fresh-cut floral arrangements/bouquets; expanded Produce, Health & Beauty Care, Meat, Grocery and Frozen Food departments, as well as full service Seafood and Meat Departments, with in-house meat cutters to hand cut steaks and fresh meat to order. A wide variety of pre-marinated and seasoned oven ready products will also be offered, in addition to and a complete selection of top quality meats that are all-natural with no solutions added, including Certified Angus Beef. The location will also offer the added convenience of a Food City Pharmacy, equipped with a drive-thru for greater ease in prescription services, as well as a Gas N' Go.
Several new energy saving concepts are planned for the location, ranging from energy efficient glass cooler doors to new refrigeration systems, LED lighting and more energy efficient parking lot and store lighting.
The building exterior will debut a brand new package for the company, including a combination of metal and brick veneer. The interior décor package will also feature new ECO friendly polished concrete floors that require no waxing.
"Our shoppers can count on the same top quality products, courteous service and competitive pricing they have come to expect from Food City, with added variety, selection and services," says Food City district manager, Les McSwain.
Headquartered in Abingdon, Virginia, K-VA-T Food Stores operates 105 retail food outlets throughout the tri-state regions of Southeast Kentucky, Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee.