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Food Lion on Hastings Drive Slashes Food Prices, Prepares to Shutter

Most items in the Hastings Drive store in Manassas are half off this week.

The Food Lion store at 10159 Hastings Drive in Manassas is preparing to close its doors for good in mid-feburary.

The store slashed most of its inventory to 50 percent off this week in light of the closing. Prices will drop to 75 percent off next week—if there's anything left, a store employee said.

Tobacco and beer, but not wine, are excluded from the sale.

The grocery giant decided to close the Hastings Drive location, along with seven others in the South because they were underperforming, said Christy Phillips-Brown, a spokeswoman for the grocer said Wednesday from Food Lion's corporate office in Salisbury, NC.

 Four of those stores are in Virginia, but the only other store in the DC metro that's closing is at 13065 Fair Lakes Shopping Center in Fairfax.

Food Lion will also close one underforming store in North Carolina and three in South Carolina, Phillips-Brown said.

Exact dates for the closings weren't given, but Phillips-Brown said all of the stores are expected to be closed by mid-Feburary.

The Hastings Drive location was a Bloom store until May of 2012, when it changed to Food Lion after the company phased out its Bloom brand.

Food Lion isn't the first major grocer to close a store in Manassas in the last six months—Landover-based Giant Food Stores shuttered its long-standing location at Liberia Avenue and Centreville Road in November.

John January 30, 2013 at 09:34 PM
The main thing i like about small grocery stores is that they are run better... Big stores that try to do everything tend to have too much to handle, no names thrown out but there is one name i think people might know...

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