Alabama neighborhood grocer Food Giant has opened in the Birmingham Five Points West Neighborhood.
New Grocery Store—A miracle
Located in the former Winn-Dixie grocery space at 2220 Bessemer Road, the addition of a new grocery store in the community is a ‘godsend.”
“It was really a heavy lift,” District 8 Birmingham City Councilor Carol Clarke told the customers lined up at the grand opening. “We got rejected by almost every brand. And y’all, this is nothing short of a miracle because all across America when a grocery anchored strip center loses its grocery anchor, it is extremely rare for it to backfill with another grocery store.”
If first day openings are an indication of a grocery store’s success, Food Giant is going to be a mainstay for years to come. Before the doors opened several hundred residents lined the sidewalk leading up to the front entrance.
A new grocery store for the Five Points West area has been a priority of Mayor Randall Woodfin and the Birmingham City Council.
“The most agreed-upon priority need across all of Western Birmingham is being met today with the grand opening of our new full service grocery store – the new Food Giant at 5 Points West Shopping City,” said Clarke.
We are delighted to now have more convenient access to fresh, healthy foods to support healthier lifestyle choices. Having conveniences like a floral section and deli with steam table to be able to purchase hot prepared meals is a game-changer.”
The Food Giant will be supported by Meat Depot, who will run the meat department at the store’s Five Points West location.
Spring and Easter
Surrounded by Mayor Randall Woodfin and neighborhood leaders, Clarke concluded her remarks by celebrating the timing of the opening.
“Spring and Easter bring hope and resurrection. That’s what we’re counting on for Five Points West.”
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