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Food City’s Erwin store officially opens

A ribbon cutting for the new Food City store in Erwin was held on Tuesday, July 30. The store officially opened for business on Wednesday, July 31. (Erwin Record Staff Photo by Richard Rourk)

From Staff Reports

“This is the result of a collaboration of the Town of Erwin and Unicoi County,” Food City CEO Steve Smith said during the Tuesday, July 30, ribbon cutting of the new Food City store in Erwin. “We are excited.”

Food City officially opened its doors to shoppers on Wednesday, July 31, at 8 a.m. The new store includes an in-store bakery/deli, complete with a hot food bar and café seating area. Full-service meat and seafood departments will offer pre-marinated and seasoned oven ready products, plus a complete selection of top-quality meats that are all-natural with no solutions added, including Certified Angus Beef. In-house meat cutters will hand-cut steaks and fresh meat to order. 

Expanded grocery, frozen food and produce departments will offer a complete selection of gourmet, international and specialty items. Rapid checkout service will be provided by six traditional check-out lanes, one express lane and four self-check-outs. 

For added convenience, the store will include a Food City pharmacy, equipped with a drive-thru for greater ease in prescription services, a Food City Gas n’ Go and GoCart curbside pick-up, which allows customers to shop online at and pick-up their order when they arrive at the store.