when is the grocery store opening?

when is the grocery store opening?

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Since: Dec 09

Whitley City, KY

#1 Dec 29, 2009
When?
punki

Douglas, GA

#2 Dec 29, 2009
Easter
Phoenix

Helenwood, TN

#3 Dec 29, 2009
punki wrote:
Easter
Easter, of what year, 2020?
Kentucky Historian

Clearfield, UT

#4 Dec 29, 2009
Easter of 2012....so it has 8 months to operate....
Wondering

Oneida, TN

#5 Dec 31, 2009
Easter of 2010? Also does anyone know what kind of Grocery store its gonna be? I heard an Aldi but I'm hoping that was wrong. Anyone know?
punki

Dalton, GA

#6 Dec 31, 2009
IGA
Need Food City

Oneida, TN

#7 Dec 31, 2009
We need a Food City
mee

Oakdale, TN

#8 Dec 31, 2009
i heard independent iga, supposed to open in july of 2010... that came from someone on the board
Another Kroger

Oneida, TN

#9 Jan 1, 2010
Another Kroger would be better than IGA .
IGA is usually too high on prices that I have seen..
punki

Dalton, GA

#10 Jan 1, 2010
IGA stands for independant grocers assosiation
Kentucky Historian

United States

#11 Jan 2, 2010
Personally, I'm a Meijer fan myself. They are the same price as Kroger, but the quality of their food and produce and meats tops that of Wal-Mart. Or maybe MC would benefit from a Food Lion as well.

“Moose on the Loose”

Since: Dec 09

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#12 Jan 2, 2010
There just isn't the economic base to support a big box store.

Besides the big stores end up limiting our selections in the long haul.

It might be of greater benefit to prod our fiscal court into searching out some economic stimulas that would allow the current merchants to expand their offerings.
Kentucky Historian

United States

#13 Jan 2, 2010
Moose, I take it you know what Meijer is then?
Daddys girl

Lancing, TN

#14 Jan 2, 2010
I agree with you Kentucky Historian, Meijers is a great store. But to far from McCreary to shop. Food City isn't that bad but it will probably be an Aldis. to give Save A Lot a running for its money.
Kentucky Historian

United States

#15 Jan 2, 2010
I have shopped at Meijer--both in Lexington and now in Louisville. I like their stuff. Moose is right, on a few things. A "big box store" could, in theory, be supported here in the county....as long as we could attract others from surrounding areas, like Tennessee, where they pay sales tax on food. Volume is where Meijer and Wal-Mart get the small Mom and Pop stores. We all know Wal-Mart is a predatory, market-dominating retailer. While IGA is a little higher on their products and services, I would rather pay that for the quality and "hometown" feel of the local stores than the antiseptic, sterile enviornment of Wal-Mart. "Stack 'em tall, sell 'em cheap," was the Wal-Mart thing for many years, and it's worked.

A Meijer would put more people to work, with good benefits and salaries that kept them out of the poverty cycle. Anyone who has shopped there would say Meijer is a little steep too, but the quality is what keeps me coming back. "Meijer--higher standards, lower prices." Their produce and meat are second to none, and on about 60% of the general merchandise (non-grocery sales), they beat the socks off of Wally World. JMO.
Daddys girl

Lancing, TN

#16 Jan 2, 2010
When we go to Lexington we always stop there. I wish we would get a store like that here. I would be right there trying to get a job. But you know alot of the people here wouldn't work. I wish they would maybe we could have more. If your still on the road you better be carefull.
Kentucky Historian

United States

#17 Jan 2, 2010
I'm still on the road. Almost home, though. I'm in Little Rock, AR., so I don't like much more. But you're right. I hate to say this, but alot of people in the county just don't want to work. I wonder how much the starting salaries will be once they open the IGA?
Daddys girl

Lancing, TN

#18 Jan 2, 2010
It is cold here right now 20 with a dusting of snow on ground. Suppose to get down to 10 or lower tonight. Hey on your way this way bring us some warm weather. :) I would guess they will start everyone out at min. wage with no benefits. But hey stil better than what some people get now. Should be anyway.
Kentucky Historian

United States

#19 Jan 2, 2010
That's no joke...that UK-UL game is a nail biter. I'm sitting still right now watching it on my laptop....GO UK!!!

Maybe after a time they can get benefits. Who owns the IGA?
Daddys girl

Lancing, TN

#20 Jan 2, 2010
I don't know who own the business. But Rick Stephens owns the building and land. But I just heard that the chambers of commerce don't want it come in. But there it again that is a rumor. To many big people have their hands in the right pockets.

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