The 43,600-square foot facility is located in the Center City Business
Neighborhood. The area is being redeveloped through the use of Empowerment
Zone funds, which are granted by the U.S. Department of Housing
and Urban Development and administered locally by the Partnership
for Neighborhood Improvement.
The new store will include a bakery/deli, with a hot food bar and
sit-down café. A registered pharmacist staffs the Food City
Pharmacy to meet prescription needs and answer health-related questions.
The Food City Floral Boutique will be staffed with a professional
floral designer and offer a large assortment of fresh-cut and silk
floral arrangements and a variety of gift items. Traditional grocery
departments are also expanded, and before customers leave they will
be able to stock up on top quality gasoline at the Food City Gas
N' Go for top quality gasoline at highly competitive prices.
"Customers will really enjoy shopping at this new state-of-the-art
facility," Smith said. "The enlarged departments allow
for more variety and selection and greater ease maneuvering through
The new store will be outfitted with an attractive new interior
design concept, including department coordinated floor tiling, large
department signage and a new store-wide color scheme.
Headquartered in Abingdon, Virginia, K-VA-T Food Stores operates
90 retail food outlets throughout the tri-state regions of Southeast
Kentucky, Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee.