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Old 04-16-2016, 05:26 AM
 
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I doubt it. Not with competition from the new 'flagship' Lowes Foods opening next month that's much closer to SJP, Winding River & Riversea. OKI is more of a Food Lion kinda place in the off-season.
I live in WRP and most of the homeowners are excited by the addition of Publix to the area. No offense to the locals, but Food Lion and Lowes are disappointing options for shopping. I am looking forward to the full size Publix that will open in Ocean Isle Beach.
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Old 04-16-2016, 07:25 AM
 
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I don' think so. There a new Lowe's about to open in the St. James/Oak Island area, and the existing Lowe's located between St. James and Southport is going to move to a new location nearby.
Is the new Lowe's Foods store at 211 and Midway the replacement store for store 201, Live Oak Village, 4961 Long Beach Road Southeast, Southport, North Carolina 28461-8001?

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Plus the Food Lion in that same area just moved into a new store.
Food Lion #2223, 4891 Long Beach Road Southeast, Southport, North Carolina 28461-8712, replaced a store.
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Old 04-16-2016, 07:30 AM
 
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I live in WRP and most of the homeowners are excited by the addition of Publix to the area. No offense to the locals, but Food Lion and Lowes are disappointing options for shopping. I am looking forward to the full size Publix that will open in Ocean Isle Beach.
A disadvantage for Food Lion and Lowe's Foods could be the lack of pharmacy in most or all stores. Publix's pharmacy is one of the largest pharmacy chains by store count in the southeastern United States.

Lowe's Foods may face competition from Harris Teeter with its addition of fuel centers to existing and new stores chain-wide.
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Old 04-16-2016, 08:04 AM
 
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To answer the question.... the Lowes foods "developer" owns the 90 acre parcel at the Northwest corner of the new intersection of Rt 211 and the new Rt 133 bypass. As soon as the new Lowes center at Midway is complete / % satisfactorily rented he will begin a new shopping center on the 90 acres with Lowes and CVS as the anchors, they will move from their present respective locations around the corner to the new center.
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Old 04-16-2016, 08:29 AM
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I will wager anyone, that the 5 year survival rate of all these new, more upscales stores, is way less than 100%. Oak Island, Southport, and "Brumswick" County, even with the influx of rich northerners (did not say yankees!), remains a Food Lion/Piggly Wiggly kind of area.
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Old 04-16-2016, 09:06 AM
 
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Well LLN.... it's a good thing that you are not in charge of the future development of the area..... despite your obvious prejudice towards affluent / hard working people coming into the area from "all" over the US.... I'll put my money on the experienced developers who are investing $ 20 Million or more on "each" of these shopping centers.... since each of their other respective shopping centers are wildly successful.... I would suggest that they may have done their homework before investing that kind of money.
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Old 04-16-2016, 11:53 AM
 
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I think Publix strategy is to have stores in these beach communities for the summer beach traffic. Oak Island has about 15K residents just on the Island in the summer....about 1500 or so during the winter.

If you have ever been to the grocery store at Corrolla you know how much money they make in the summer...its crazy how many people go through there.

So Publix locates in the big cities and then at the beach, where the folks from the big cities rent a house for a week in the summer.

I could see Publix' strategy to use these smaller stores up the coast as well...Carolina Beach, Surf City, Emerald Isle, Atlantic Beach, Nags Head, Kitty Hawk and Corrolla....there is a market there...and I know Corrolla doesn't have a pharmacy, you have to drive about 30 minutes to Southern Shores.

Kind of throws that Food Lion and Piggly Wiggly mindset out the window when you are marketing to the tourists...
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Old 04-16-2016, 12:54 PM
 
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Is the new Lowe's Foods store at 211 and Midway the replacement store for store 201, Live Oak Village, 4961 Long Beach Road Southeast, Southport, North Carolina 28461-8001?
No, thats a new store at Midway. The existing Lowe's on Long Beach Road will move to a planned Shopping Center at the intersection of Hwy. 211 and the new Long Beach Road.


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Food Lion #2223, 4891 Long Beach Road Southeast, Southport, North Carolina 28461-8712, replaced a store.
Yes, I know. Thats what I said.
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Old 04-16-2016, 01:02 PM
 
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I will wager anyone, that the 5 year survival rate of all these new, more upscales stores, is way less than 100%. Oak Island, Southport, and "Brumswick" County, even with the influx of rich northerners (did not say yankees!), remains a Food Lion/Piggly Wiggly kind of area.
What "new, more upscales" (sic) stores are you referring to? Publix? Its a giant chain...the new store on OKI would have to perform really poorly to close it. Even if it doesn't meet its pro forma, its one small store out of many, and the more profitable stores can easily subsidize it. Plus, I'm sure they're signing a long lease, so they'd have to pay rent even if they close it.

In addition, your premise is incorrect, imo.
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Old 04-16-2016, 08:53 PM
 
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To answer the question.... the Lowes foods "developer" owns the 90 acre parcel at the Northwest corner of the new intersection of Rt 211 and the new Rt 133 bypass. As soon as the new Lowes center at Midway is complete / % satisfactorily rented he will begin a new shopping center on the 90 acres with Lowes and CVS as the anchors, they will move from their present respective locations around the corner to the new center.
Are both of these sites being developed by MDI Management, Lowe's Foods real estate entity?
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