Food City is continuing to expand south into Georgia, announcing plans today for its first grocery store in Calhoun.

The Abington, Virginia-based supermarket chain broke ground today for a 49,700-square-foot supermarket on Lovers Lane Road in Calhoun which is expected to open this fall. The new store will include an in-store bakery and deli complete with a hot food bar and cafe, an in-store Starbucks, a full meat and seafood department, a floral shop, and a Food City Pharmacy equipped with a drive-through window for ease in prescription orders. The store also will feature a Food City Gas N’ Go with five pumps outside the supermarket.

“We are certainly excited to have the opportunity to construct a new state-of-the-art Food City in Calhoun,” Food City President Steve Smith said in a statement. “We look forward to joining the Calhoun retail community and meeting and serving the area residents.”

Smith said the new store will also include several award winning energy saving concepts, ranging from energy efficient glass cooler doors, parking lot lights and refrigeration systems to motion sensors and 100% LED lighting.

“Our customers can expect to find exceptional customer service, top quality products and competitive pricing, along with a number of exciting new features and conveniences,” says Smith.

The new store will also offer GoCart curbside pick-up. Customers can select their purchases on-line at and their order will be filled by a Food City employee and loaded into their vehicle when they arrive at the store. Payment can be made on-line or by credit or debit card at the time of pick-up.

K-VA-T Food Stores, the parent company of Food City, currently operates 131 retail outlets throughout southeast Kentucky, southwest Virginia, east Tennessee, Chattanooga and north Georgia.

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