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Old 11-10-2008, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Nothing could be finer... I'm in S. Carolina!!
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Does anyone here live in Anderson? If so are you familiar with the 3 grocery stores that are on Hwy 24? Ingles, Bi-Lo, and Food Lion. There were once 0 grocery stores. Then Ingles came about 8 years ago I think. It was the #1 producing Ingles in the entire corporation. So both Bi-Lo and Food Lion opened within a month or two of each other thinking that even though they are all 3 neighbors, they could all thrive.

Anyone familiar with the area think this will be the case? Do you see Hwy 24 as the next booming area or do you see a grocery store closing, the strip mall stores perhaps closing up, and the area going dry? The census data and housing market show growth, and I hope it does well but I'd like to hear from others who are familiar with the area and have some experiences.

Thank you!
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Old 11-10-2008, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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I don't even know where Highway 24 is.
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Old 11-10-2008, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Nothing could be finer... I'm in S. Carolina!!
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haha. do you live in anderson?

if you look up this address, you'll be in the area i'm talking about: 4733 Highway 24, Anderson, SC 29626

thanks!!
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Old 11-10-2008, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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I live in Powdersville.
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Old 11-10-2008, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Nothing could be finer... I'm in S. Carolina!!
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well, then 24 might not be familiar to you! (;
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Old 11-11-2008, 10:25 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I am afraid you are not going to find much help on this forum "Greenville-Spartanburg" about Anderson. I do not live there either but will be moving to the Electric City in April 09. During my visits I have looked mostly on US 81 and I'm not familiar with 24, although, I know where it is.

You best bet is to ask on the SC forum. There is not much about Anderson either but I think you have a better chance.
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Old 11-11-2008, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Nothing could be finer... I'm in S. Carolina!!
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yeah, i still thought this would be the best bet since this is the closet to the area. i know there's not many andersonites that populate this forum!! i will post in sc forum as well - thanks for the suggestion!
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Old 11-13-2008, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Anderson, SC
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I live in Anderson and have seen a lot of Anderson posts on this forum. As for the stores on Rt 24: I don't know when Ingles opened but Bi-Lo opened Aug 2007 & Food Lion opened Sept 2007. "Demographics show that the west Anderson and Townville areas near Hartwell Lake are under-served and growing, so Burriss Nelson, commercial/retail specialist for the Anderson County Office of Economic Development, said he believes they can support three grocery stores." I know when I drive out there are always plenty of cars in the parking lots. There is a new Walgreens that it open/or will open soon on the corner now.
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Old 11-13-2008, 01:07 PM
 
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karoga thanks for the post. do you think personally though, that there's enough shoppers for 3 grocery stores and enough to warrant the amount of growth there? i mean, all of those new stores have got to be doing their homework too, right? haha. i'm just worried that if one grocery store closes, then another store or two may close and it may end up being kind of dead around there. and you see cars in the food lion parking lot? that's the one i'm worried about.

we're interested b/c we are considering opening a business near here and are trying to decide whether the area will continue to grow or fizzle. thanks again!
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Old 11-14-2008, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Anderson, SC
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I think the whole Anderson area is going to continue to grow. I have met dozens of people that have relocated here within the last few years and LOVE it. I don't know about all 3 groceries making it so close to each other but there are a few Publix's, Ingles and Bi-Lo's that are all close to one another and they seem to be doing well. Anderson just opened a new Kolh's, Dicks Sporting Goods, Dillards, there are 2 Walmarts, 2 Ryans and will be 2 Lowes. Not bad for a town of about 21,000 and a county of about 180,000! Downtown there is a new pizza shop that just opened but it's hours are kinda weird 11-2 which seems strange to me. We live south of town and I know with all the pizza shops that are here Domino's is the only one that will deliver to our area. Also downtown in the past year several new business's have opened and there are 2 or 3 more opening in the next several months. When we drove through this area about 4 yrs ago it was NOT impressive but what they've done since is and that's why we relocated here. I don't know about pizza shops doing well in strip malls, seems like a lot of small business in those have a hard time and I know rents tend to be high, but I'd definately consider delivery as an option if I were going to open one. Maybe check with some other shops in that type of location & see how they are doing? Obviously we love it here too! Feel free to private message me if you want.
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