The new Lowes Foods grocery store is open for business and is the anchor store for the new 71,000 square-foot Morganton Park South retail complex in Southern Pines.
Lowes Foods also has another Moore County location at Olmsted Village in Pinehurst.
The Southern Pines location brings several new features to customers. The Community Table will encourage shoppers to sample, enjoy and learn how to prepare local foods. The Spice Bazaar will “offer these little packets of spices from around the world and we will do events where we blend the spices to make mixes and combinations. This is an interesting area of the store, especially for someone who likes to cook,” said Heather George, a senior vice president for Lowes Foods. The store will also offer the “Lowes Foods-To-Go Service,” where customers can place their order online and it will be ready for pick up in minutes. There will also be a fueling station.
Both the Southern Pines and Pinehurst stores offer special shopping areas called “Lowes Foods Originals” that include a custom pick-and-prep area for produce; the Chicken Kitchen; Sausage Works; the Cakery, where all icing on cakes is whipped in the store using real butter and cream; and the Beer Den.
“We have beers on tap and you can have your growlers filled. We do our best to feature local breweries as much as possible. One fun thing we do we call ‘collabeerations.’ We’ll work with local brewers to concoct beers that are exclusive to Lowes Foods,” said George.
“We are thrilled to share our new Southern Pines store with the entire Moore County community and the many people who visit the area,” Lowes Foods president Tim Lowe said. “We believe the Lowes Foods-To-Go personal shopping service and the fuel center will be particularly popular among people who are visiting the area to play golf, attend conferences or just relax and enjoy the beauty,” he said.
The Morganton Park South development is uniquely positioned to serve southern Moore County residents and is enhanced by its adjacent proximity to the Southern Pines Village shopping complex that includes Kohl’s, ULTA, Hobby Lobby and several restaurants. This bustling commercial district has become more of a major drawing card for shoppers from surrounding counties as well.
Photo courtesy of Glenn Sides, The Pilot