CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The parking lot in front of the Food Lion store in the Franklin Center was more crowded than usual Wednesday as shoppers sought bargains of 60 percent off on the store's remaining inventory.
"It was not making enough profit to sustain operations," Food Lion spokesman Jeff Lowrance said of the decision to close the store, which opened in 1990. The store at 1320 Lincoln Way East is scheduled to close June 3, he said.
"It's getting pretty empty," said Melinda Bayer of Waynesboro, Pa., who normally does her grocery shopping at the Martin's Foods in Washington Township. "There weren't any eggs, milk or bread," she said of her expedition down the Food Lion aisles.
Bayer did, however, load up a cart with ice cream, cat food and snacks.
Mary Truax of Chambersburg was loading her trunk with frozen foods and dinners.
"I work two jobs, so frozen food comes in handy," she said. Truax said the selection was still pretty good.