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New grocery no time soon for western Laurens County

Laurens, S.C. – It appears shoppers on the Western side of Laurens will have to wait a bit longer to learn when a grocer will be moving into the former BI-LO. Demo contractors have recently been removing equipment, shelving and refrigeration units from the interior of the former store on Hwy. 76 west of Laurens, and some…

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Uncertainties linger for county’s BI-LO stores in new year

Buyers are still being sought for the county’s two BI-LO stores, which are among the last dozen or so Southeastern Grocers’ BI-LO stores which remain unsold following the first and second rounds of divestitures earlier this year.  In June, 2020, it was announced that the Jacksonville, Florida-based, Southeastern Grocers was selling all its 63 BI-LO and Harveys…

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