Earlier today, company officials announced plans to construct a Food City on Lovers Lane Rd. in Calhoun, GA. The 49,700+ square foot supermarket will include a wide variety of product selections and services in a convenient, easy to shop format. Project completion is expected this fall and while Food City operates several stores in the area, this will be the supermarket retailer’s first location in Calhoun.
“We are certainly excited to have the opportunity to construct a new state-of-the-art Food City in Calhoun. We look forward to joining the Calhoun retail community and meeting and serving the area residents,” says Steven C. Smith, Food City president and chief executive officer.
The location will include an in-store bakery/deli, complete with a hot food bar, large café seating area and pizzeria. Full service meat and seafood departments will offer pre-marinated and seasoned oven ready products, plus a complete selection of top quality meats that are all-natural with no solutions added, including Certified Angus Beef and fresh sushi. In-house meat cutters will hand cut steaks and fresh meat to order. Expanded grocery, frozen food and produce departments will go well beyond the normal fare with a huge selection of gourmet, international and specialty items. The Food City Floral Boutique will be staffed with a designer seven days per week, offering a full assortment of fresh-cut floral arrangements, bouquets, gift items and more. Rapid checkout service will be provided by six traditional check-out lanes and four self-check-outs.
For added convenience, the store will also include a Food City Pharmacy, equipped with a convenient drive-thru for greater ease in prescription services, Food City Gas N’ Go with a large five pump station, including diesel fuel and in-store Starbucks, offering a wide assortment of blended hot and cold coffees and beverages. The location will also include several award winning energy saving concepts, ranging from energy efficient glass cooler doors, parking lot lights and refrigeration systems to motion sensors and 100% LED lighting.
“Our customers can expect to find exceptional customer service, top quality products and competitive pricing, along with a number of exciting new features and conveniences,” says Smith.
The new store will also offer GoCart curbside pick-up. Customers can select their purchases on-line at foodcity.com and their order will be filled by a professional shopper and loaded into their vehicle when they arrive at the store. Payment can be made on-line or by credit or debit card at the time of pick-up.
Headquartered in Abingdon, Virginia, K-VA-T Food Stores (Food City’s parent company) operates 131 retail outlets throughout southeast Kentucky, southwest Virginia, east Tennessee, Chattanooga and north Georgia.