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Old 03-15-2010, 06:07 PM
 
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I don't really care that much, but I know others have posted about this in the past. Sue Stock over at the news and observer broke the bad news today. If you were expecting a fancy "Bloom" store you should brace yourself for another run-o-the-mill Food Lion.

"The Salisbury-based company confirmed today that it is pulling plans to open four Bloom stores in this market. Instead, the four properties -- some of which are already under development -- will all become Food Lion stores instead."
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Old 03-15-2010, 06:45 PM
 
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Too bad - I drive past the empty building on Davis Dr in Cary frequently and have wondered if it was ever going to open. I was very curious what Bloom was all about as I've heard good things. I've actually never even been in a Food Lion.
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Old 03-15-2010, 07:07 PM
 
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Bloom is a fancy Food Lion... Kinda silly. They cannot compete with Harris Teeter. They may go the way of Winn dixie if they do not clean up their stores.
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Old 03-15-2010, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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That stinks. I drive past it everyday and was wondering why it has sat empty for so long. I was curious to try out a Bloom as I have never shopped at one.

But, even a Food Lion is better than an empty anchor store...

Too bad it isn't a Trader Joe's.
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Old 03-15-2010, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest, NC
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Thats too bad because they were putting one across from the Lowes on 98 in Wake Forest. I don't see how a Food Lion will survive there when they do get the center back on track.
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Old 03-15-2010, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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But, even a Food Lion is better than an empty anchor store...
I'm not so sure about that. I started shopping at Food Lion when I moved here last year. I still do occasionally, but recently bought what I think was spoiled meat from my neighborhood store. Their stores do look a little shabby, and the produce section in my neighborhood store is pretty small. I don't normally shop at Whole Foods/Trader Joe's but it is nice to have an alternative to Food Lion. They seem to be the lowest quality supermarket in the area.
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Old 03-15-2010, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Piedmont NC
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Too bad it isn't a Trader Joe's.
Wow, but now that you mention it, wonder what it'd take to get them to take that site? I think it'd do a booming business in that location.

The nice folks at Trader Joe's on Kildaire Farm Road say people drive over from Durham, Apex, and surrounding areas. I have a friend in Wilmington who drives up with several friends just to shop there -- maybe every month or so.
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Old 03-15-2010, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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The store on Davis Drive needs to become a Whole Foods.
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Old 03-16-2010, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Cary NC
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Too bad--Food Lion=Boring....
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Old 03-16-2010, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Morrisville, NC
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Thats too bad because they were putting one across from the Lowes on 98 in Wake Forest. I don't see how a Food Lion will survive there when they do get the center back on track.
Or, the Food Lion opening there never allows the center to get back on track.

Man, I really hate this news. Food Lions are so crappy. I was hoping that Bloom would be just the ticket for this area and might give a decent alternative to HT and Lowes. It is aimed at high tech consumers after all.

I live less than a mile from the Davis Drive location so this really affects me. I know that ther eare plenty of smaller shops in BEthany Village that are probably super happy to see anythign there as they did not count on having no anchor there for a year when they opened, so I guess that is a silver lining. Maybe because it is new it will not be too horrible, though I just don;t see myself ever buying much perishable stuff at a Food Lion, ever.
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