Bi-Lo celebrates grand re-opening

Bi-Lo has a new look and celebrated on Thursday with a ribbon cutting to mark its grand re-opening. Several of the company’s officials were on hand to mark the event. District Director Tamara Tootle commended local Bi-Lo employees for their hard work to help give the store a great, new look.

“They have been dedicated over the past months to bring a new opening today at Bi-Lo,” Tootle said. “There’s an updated produce department and 20 new employees but what hasn’t changed is our quality! Customer feedback has been incredible!” Chester County Chamber of Commerce President Jim Fuller commended Bi-Lo for the assistance it offers for the chamber’s annual Thanksgiving Dinner giveaways and Teacher Appreciation event.

“We’re grateful for a corporation like this,” he said. “They help us and we appreciate it.” During Thursday’s celebration, Bi-Lo Charities presented a $500 check to The Academy for Teaching & Learning, the county’s charter school. Bi-Lo Regional Vice President Rusty Streetman said the company is proud to “give back” to the communities they serve. “I appreciate being at this event today,” he said. “We truly like giving back to the community. Chester really deserves this store, don’t you think?”

There was an agreement of thunderous applause from attendees. The official ribbon cutting then took place and again, Tootle thanked the community for allowing Bi-Lo to serve Chester for many years and help its residents save money on groceries. Brenda McBrayer, in turn, thanked Bi-Lo officials for their reinvestment in the community with the upgrades to this store. “I visit this store maybe twice a day,” she said. “Thank you!”