Customers will get their first look at the 40,000 square foot facility (located on Route 1428/University Drive) when the doors open this morning.
"We have certainly enjoyed serving the residents of Floyd County through our existing location and we're very excited to be bringing a new state-of-the-art Food City to Prestonsburg," said Steven C. Smith, president and chief executive officer of K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc., Food City's parent company.
The new store includes a bakery/deli, complete with a hot food bar and sit-down café, and Food City Floral Boutique, offering a large assortment of fresh-cut and silk floral arrangements, bouquets, a variety of gift items and staffed with a floral designer seven days a week.
The new store also includes a video department stocked with the latest releases and classic favorites, seafood and expanded meat departments, featuring top quality meats and certified Angus beef. Expanded grocery, frozen food, produce and health and beauty care departments are included as well.
The new Prestonsburg location offers the added convenience of a Food City Pharmacy, where a registered pharmacist will be on hand to meet prescription needs and answer health related questions. And, customers can stop by the Food City Gas N' Go for top quality gasoline at highly competitive prices.
"Our shoppers can count on the same top quality products, courteous service and competitive pricing they have come to expect from Food City, with added selection and services," says John Cecil, executive vice president store operations.
Customers will be able to move quickly through the checkouts, thanks to six traditional lanes and two express lanes. And the location is the first in Kentucky to feature an attractive new interior design concept, featuring large department signage and a new store-wide color scheme.
"The location's enlarged departments will allow for enhanced variety and selection and greater ease maneuvering through the store," commented Wick Hayton, district manager. "Our customers are really going to enjoy shopping this new state-of-the-art facility".
Headquartered in Abingdon, Virginia, K-VA-T Food Stores operates 89 retail food outlets throughout the tri-state regions of Southeast Kentucky, Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee.