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Food Lion not leaving

July 25, 2000

Food Lion not leaving



By SCOTT BUTKI / Staff Writer


Rumors that the Food Lion grocery store will pull out of Kenley Village shopping center are false, according to the store manager and a representative of the company that manages the property.

Tony Brown, president of the Pelican Group, the Mobile, Ala.- based company that manages the property, said Monday that Food Lion has a 20-year lease at the shopping center, at the intersection of Wilson Boulevard and Frederick Street.

Food Lion is not leaving and other tenants will not be forced to leave, despite rumors to the contrary, Brown said.

"There is absolutely no validity to this (rumor). None. Zero. I am the horse's mouth," Brown said.

Greg Larue, manager of Food Lion, confirmed the store will stay put.

A Food Lion corporate spokesman said there are no plans for any local stores to close.

Michael Little, owner of Bagel-Lisious in the shopping center, said he has been hearing the gossip for almost a year and is confident the rumors are false. One rumor was that the stores would be replaced with a nursing home.

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Brown said the company is trying to lease spaces at the complex and false rumors could hurt business.

A Dollar General Store will soon open in the shopping center, he said.

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