Food City is expanding to Franklin County with a new supermarket now under construction in Winchester, Tennessee.
The 54,200-square-foot supermarket that forms at the intersection of Highway Cowan and Halfmoon Road in Winchester is expected to open early next summer and will include a pharmacy, gas station, Starbucks cafe, and an in-store bakery and delicacy.
“We look forward to building state-of-the-art supermarkets that will create quality jobs and tax revenue for residents of Winchester and Franklin County,” said Steven C. Smith, president and CEO of Food City, in a breakthrough ceremony for the new store last week.
The new location will feature several award-winning energy-saving concepts, from energy-efficient glass cooling doors, LED parking lights and signs to motion sensors and 100% LED interior lighting, as well as open rafters ceiling designs. Inside the new Food City, the shop will include a hot food bar with fancy soup and salad bars as well as a pizza oven with a stone fireplace for making fresh food for the 38-seat cafe built with a fireplace.
Smith said a full-service meat and seafood department with an in-house butcher will offer pre-marinated and seasoned oven-ready products, plus a full selection of natural, high-quality meats, including Certified Angus Beef and fresh sushi.
“Grocery store multiplication, frozen food and production departments will go beyond normal rates with a great selection of gourmet, international and specialty items,” said Food City spokesman Tammy Baumgardner.
The Food City Flower Boutique will be run by a designer seven days a week and offer fresh cut flower bouquets, bouquets, gift items and more. A fast checkout service will be provided by six traditional check-out lines and eight self-check-outs.
The store will also include a Food City Pharmacy, equipped with a drive-thru and consulting room for discussing patient prescription needs and arranging immunizations, a Food City Gas N ‘Go fuel center, a Starbucks cafe, offering a wide variety of hot and cold mixtures. coffee and drinks and beer tasting. The new shop will also offer a GoCart roadside pick-up service.
Headquartered in Abingdon, Virginia, Food City’s parent company, K-VA-T Food Stores, operates 134 retail outlets throughout southeastern Kentucky, southwest Virginia, East Tennessee, northern Georgia and soon in Albertville, Alabama.