Friday, May 23, 2014
Shoppers filled the parking lot and the new Bi Lo store on Willbrook Blvd. in Litchfield Wednesday for the store’s grand opening.
The new store, owned by Bi Lo Holding Company, is at the former site of Piggly Wiggly, which closed several months ago.
Jeff Landis, store director, and Augie Emanuele, assistant manager of the store, were there to welcome customers.
Landis and Emanuele both worked at the Piggly Wiggly store before it closed.
“For me this is a homecoming,” Emanuele said.
“It is great to see all of the renovations Bi Lo has done.”
Landis added that the store has had new sections added, including a brand new deli, an added hot bar for prepared foods, a “grab-n-go” section, and a sushi chef area.
“Everybody has said it was well worth the wait,” Landis said.
“We want to continue the success of the former Piggly Wiggly.”
Michelle Carnahan of Murrells Inlet, who was shopping Wednesday, said she loves the new store.
“Everybody has been so sweet,” she said.
Kim Lawrimore of Litchfield said she especially enjoyed the fresh flowers and the deli section that has Boars Head meats.
“I will be coming back,” she said.
Tom and Susan Florio of Pawleys Island said they were impressed with how neat and well organized the store is.
“We love the produce and they actually have Yoplait Yogurt Whips in Lemon and Lime flavor. We haven’t been able to find those anywhere.”