Monday, March 28, 2016

Ravished grocery shelves before a storm??

Does this mean a huge "H" storm is on its way here?

Panic buying cleared out the shelves?

There's no coffee...or toilet paper? Yikes.

The dairy section is vacant too.

Oh, a few items are still there but it's mainly light bulbs.

Some weird sundries.

And umbrellas. Lots of them??

No, there was not a severe weather forecast. It was worse than that.

This Bi-Lo grocery store on
Remount Road announced several weeks ago that it was closing. Gone from North Charleston.

Shutting down.

Not refilling fresh produce or the depleted meat counter.

Shop quickly before it's all gone by the end of March, it was advised

It's a pretty, sunny day outside but inside it's pretty dark and bleak.

Found out that it closed because the lease was up.

I remember 20 years ago when some old homes and apartments had been razed to clear the space. Yet another strip mall, anchored by a major grocery store, but a financial boon for the neighborhood.

It's not a "food desert" like over by 10-mile viaduct - the old Shipwatch Square.

There's a nearby Food Lion a few blocks away in one direction. And a former Piggly Wiggly not far, going the other way on Remount Road.

Doscher's has been here a long, long time and you can talk to the butcher to have your meat cut as thick as you want...up until 2pm.

I live in Hanahan so I went to check out the nearest Bi-Lo and did my shopping over at Tanner Plantation on North Rhett.

Take a look at the reviews for that store. They pretty well sum up my experience. Nice store, friendly employees and excellent prices.

I even met a man stocking shelves, named Chris,  who had been hired the day before after his last days on Remount Road at the closed store.

It's actually a SUPER Bi-Lo.

Really, that it's name.

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At Thu Apr 07, 09:04:00 AM , Blogger Ian May said...

I heard that the Piggly Wiggly stores went the same way as Winn-Dixie in the area did.

Seems that with an increase in online shopping it's going to be a trend on the increase.


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