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Pa. grocery moving to bigger store

April 28, 1999|By RICHARD F. BELISLE, Waynesboro

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Super-Thrift Market, long a mainstay at the Potomac Shopping Center in Waynesboro's south end, is moving into a vacant grocery store on the east side of town.

The move will more than double the store's retail space, a company spokesman said Wednesday.

Dave Hocker, spokesman for Fleming Inc., the umbrella company for Jubilee Foods in York, Pa., said the new store will open "in the next several months."

He said he could not give a specific opening date because Fleming officials have yet to sign a lease. The owner of the building in the Waynesboro Mall has signed the lease, and workers have started work on interior renovations, Hocker said.

He said he didn't know when Fleming officials would sign the lease.

The new store will carry the Jubilee name, according to a large sign that has been erected in the store's parking lot along the edge of East Main Street.

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Hocker said the Super-Thrift store, which has been at the same location for more than 30 years, will close when the new store opens.

Robert Zimmerman, a dentist whose office is in the South Potomac Street shopping center, and Paul Gunder, a local real estate agent, bought the south end shopping center last year. Neither could be reached for comment Wednesday.

Hocker said the Super-Thrift store covers about 12,000 square feet. The new store, which was vacated by Super Fresh last year, is more than twice that size.

Hocker said his company is aware of plans to build a new Food Lion store farther up East Main Street. In addition, a Martin's Food Market already operates at Wayne Heights Mall about a mile east of where the new Jubilee store will open.

"We've had a very successful operation on South Potomac Street," Hocker said. "We have no problem with competition."

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