Company officials recently announced plans to construct a new Food City on W Broadway in Maryville, TN. The 58,800 square foot supermarket will serve as a replacement unit for the W. Broadway Ave. location and is expected to be completed this fall. Food City currently operates two supermarkets in the Maryville area.
“We are excited to have the opportunity to bring a new state-of-the-art Food City to Maryville,” says Steven C. Smith, Food City president and chief executive officer. “Our customers will find the same smiling faces, top quality products and competitive pricing they have come to expect from Food City, along with some great new services and conveniences.”
The location will include an in-store bakery/deli, complete with a hot food bar, café seating area, deluxe salad bar, hickory wood smoker and stone hearth pizza oven. 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 seven traditional check-out lanes and six self-check-outs.
For added convenience, the store will offer a Food City Pharmacy will be equipped with a drive-thru for greater ease in prescription services, Food City Gas N’ Go, featuring 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 Maryville store will also be the first to include several new features for the company including an Asian wok and hot bar, Freal milkshake and Icee machines dispensing a variety of tasty frozen treats and a Pharmacy consultation room to discuss patient prescription needs and administer immunizations.
The new location will also feature 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, as well as an open rafter ceiling design.
“Our customers are really going to enjoy the expanded variety/selection and exciting new conveniences and services the new store will offer,” says long-time store manager, Joe McCauley.
The new store will continue to 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.