Lafe writes: There’s a new Giant grocery store on the top of Pantops mountain. It’s now providing some very strong and much-needed competition to the Food Lion which previously dominated the local grocery market. In response to this new threat, Food Lion has been improving their image, cleaning up the store, improving customer service, and adding new technology, like self-checkout lanes. Definitely good for the consumer. In addition, Giant has been working so hard at getting customers in the door, that there are an incredible number of specials and deals. Half price specials, buy one get one free, and super discounts galore. Sure it won’t last forever, but it’s fun while it lasts.
With this Giant, Pantops-the-shopping-district now extends far beyond the original Pantops Shopping Center and out 250 towards 64.