PANAMA Town — Construction is underway for a new Grocery Outlet store in the St. Andrews area to rebuild the one that Hurricane Michael destroyed.
Previously this thirty day period, Panama City’s Grocery Outlet started development to rebuild a new store at the intersection of U.S. 98 and Beck Avenue.
The new retailer is envisioned to open up in the fall of this yr.
Bill Bradford, proprietor of Grocery Outlet, mentioned the group can anticipate a grand opening ceremony when the store officially opens.
“We’ve had to get the job done as a result of a great deal of roadblocks for this task to start off, but we’ve ultimately damaged ground and can not wait around to open quickly,” Bradford said.
This will be the 3rd Grocery Outlet in Bay County, with two other shops in Lynn Haven and Callaway. Every retail store presents a large choice of high-quality items and focuses on main types of a conventional grocer: contemporary-cut meat, develop, dairy, frozen food items, ice cream, beer, wine, and groceries.
The new Panama City store will be double the sizing of the previous retail outlet, sitting at 22,000 square toes. About 50 staff will be employed to employees the retail outlet. The new store will have a similar product and design to the Lynn Haven location.
Right before Hurricane Michael hit the region in October 2018, the St. Andrews area Grocery Outlet had been functioning considering the fact that the late ’80s. Bradford claimed he is familiar with that this locale has been missed by the area group.
“Everyone is fired up about the return of this store because a grocery retail outlet sat at this site for so lots of many years and I consider the neighborhood is awaiting the reopening,” Bradford stated.
For additional than 30 a long time, Grocery Outlet has catered to buyers at 15 places all through Southeast Alabama, Southwest Georgia and the Florida Panhandle with large-good quality grocery things for reduced costs. Grocery Outlet made the “cost-plus” pricing format, meaning each shop sells items at the identical selling price Grocery Outlet purchases them.