Oct 30 2013

Edisto Beach Piggly Wiggly Closing November 2

Edisto Beach Piggly Wiggly shoppers are noticing that the shelves are getting emptier by the minute. That’s because the upcoming switchover that will take the store and turn it into a Bi-Lo is coming up faster than anyone imagined.

The current store will close Nov. 2 and will reopen as the Bi-Lo on Nov. 8. Anyone who needs groceries can head to the Food Lion in Ravenel or Piggly Wiggly in Hollywood, or go a little further and hit up the variety of options in Charleston.

There are a lot of rumors going around about what the new store will be like. Some say the deli will be overhauled. Others say the floors and light fixtures will be updated. Seeing as Bi-Lo will only be leasing the building, there won’t be too many constructional changes to the overall look of the place. Time will only tell in terms of what it will really be like. Thankfully the local workforce will remain employed after the switch is made.

Currently, many products at the Piggly Wiggly are discounted. Piggly Wiggly brand items are 30% off while deli items are 40% off. Be sure to use any Greenbax accumulated on your Piggly Wiggly card so they don’t go to waste. Greenbax can be used to for free or discounted items or can be put toward a gift card.

Note to readers: If you’re visiting the area and need groceries, you’re better off stopping in Charleston, Hollywood, or Ravenel first. The shelves are looking pretty bare at the Pig and the produce section is nearly wiped out.

Also, the store is closing at 8 p.m. now until it closes on Nov. 2, so be sure to make note of the change. Hours for the Bi-Lo are not yet available.

Should you find yourself on Edisto in dire need of some kind of groceries and don’t want to leave the island, check out the Horizon gas station on Palmetto Blvd or on the island off Highway 174 as well as the Edistonian General Store, all of which offer some basic groceries.

If you want to say goodbye to the Piggly Wiggly, come out to the parking lot at 2:30 this Saturday as “The Beach Notes” sing a farewell tune to honor the grocery store.

Bob Hart Author

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