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04/07/04

Piggly Wiggly Opens on Victory

It's been nonstop crowds at the new Piggly Wiggly at Crossroads Shopping Center on Victory Drive, and the store's only been open one day.

"We need it bad, we need this location we're very happy for it," said shopper Walter Jones.

Residents say before, they just had nowhere to go. "We're always wanting to go someplace to shop and there's no where to go, we always have to travel to the Southside or downtown or to the islands," added shopper Claire Barsic.

The entire shopping center seems to have taken on a whole look and excitement thanks to the grand opening. Not only are people noticing the new shop, but they're also noticing something else. Cars in the parking lot for the first time, which is good news for businesses in the area.

"I've never seen so many cars, which is really exciting because when you see cars in a parking lot, people driving by say wow what's going on there and they come to see what's happening," said Connie Burke of the Crate, a neighboring shop.  "It's going to bring more customers into the center which will bring them into our store, especially our store, cause women go to the grocery store and love to shop."

This location is just across Victory Drive from the future location of a Home Depot.

Reported by: Kim Angelastro, kangelastro@wtoc.com

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