Piggly Wiggly prepares to open in vacant Moultrie building

Piggly Wiggly prepares to open in vacant Moultrie building

MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) - A vacant grocery store in Moultrie will soon be occupied by a Piggly Wiggly.

After Harveys closed, the building was left vacant for roughly 90 days.

But, Piggly Wiggly will soon provide groceries and fresh produce to the public.

A few residents said they were overly excited for Piggly Wiggly to open since it will minimize the distance they have to travel for their groceries.

"It's a location that people have been used to for a long time. It is very convenient," said Moultrie City Manager Pete Dillard.

This also means more job opportunities will be available for the community. Which is good news for the people who worked at Harveys.

"There will be 90 jobs there. Probably, a lot of them will be part-time, but it'll be the equivalent of 60 full-time jobs," explained Dillard.

With the addition of Piggly Wiggly, there will now be four grocery stores in the community.

"It gives people another choice of grocery stores, and as we know, competition makes everybody better," Dillard said.

Dillard said it's projected that the first weekend in July will be the grand opening for the Piggly Wiggly.

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