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BOTTOM DOLLAR FOOD TO OPEN STORE IN CITY OF PHILADELPHIA IN BREWERYTOWN, FAIRMOUNT NEIGHBORHOODS

DISCOUNT GROCER ALSO OPENS LOCATION IN LUMBERTON, N.J., ON THURSDAY

Nov. 14, 2012

SALISBURY, N.C– Bottom Dollar Food will open two additional locations in the greater Philadelphia market on Thursday, including stores at 3101 West Girard Ave. in Philadelphia and 1636 Route 38 in Lumberton, N.J. The West Girard Avenue store is located in Philadelphia’s Brewerytown and Fairmount neighborhoods and is the area’s first grocery store in more than a decade.

The first 200 customers at each new store on Thursday will receive a free Bottom Dollar Food reusable bag filled with groceries. Both locations will open to the public at 8 a.m. following ribbon-cutting ceremonies. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

With a strong focus on price, Bottom Dollar Food has a “We Won’t Be Beat” guarantee and will beat any competitor’s price on the same item by a penny. In addition, if a customer is unsatisfied with a meat or produce purchase, stores will replace the item and give customers a full refund. Bottom Dollar Food also offers a double-money-back guarantee on all private brand products.

“This week’s openings are very exciting for us, as we now have 40 Bottom Dollar Food locations throughout the greater Philadelphia market,” said Bottom Dollar Food President Meg Ham. “We look forward to continuing to deliver on our commitment to provide unbelievable prices on fresh produce, quality meats, private brands and the national brands that matter most to our customers, especially in the Brewerytown and Fairmount communities where residents have waited many years for a new grocery store.”

Earlier this year, Bottom Dollar Food representatives joined Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter, City Council President Darrell L. Clarke, and various city and state officials, along with representatives from Soloff Development, in a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the West Girard Avenue store.

"Bottom Dollar Food is a tremendous addition to the Brewerytown neighborhood and greater North Philadelphia," Nutter said. "I would like to thank Council President Clarke, Bottom Dollar Food President Meg Ham, and Deputy Mayor Alan Greenberger for their commitment to completing this project and bringing, for the first time in decades, a new, affordable, high-quality supermarket in this neighborhood."

Clarke also thanked Bottom Dollar Food for opening the West Girard Avenue store.

“Bottom Dollar Food has been a good neighbor at its other Philadelphia locations and it is already proving itself to be a good neighbor here in Brewerytown,” Clarke said. “All Philadelphians deserve access to fresh, healthy, and affordable food, and I am so grateful Bottom Dollar Food is here to serve this wonderful community.”

“I'd like to thank the people of Bottom Dollar Food and Soloff Development along with all the hard-working elected officials and community groups who helped make this day happen,” he added.

As part of the grand opening festivities, Bottom Dollar Food is donating $500 to each of the following schools: Camelot Academy, Robert Morris Elementary School, Roberts Vaux High School and William D. Kelley School; as well as Ashbrook Elementary School, Bobby's Run Elementary School, Florence L. Walther Elementary School, Lumberton Middle School and Rancocas Valley Regional High School.

Bottom Dollar Food opened its first store in the greater Philadelphia market on Oct. 8, 2010. The discount grocer has 40 stores throughout the greater Philadelphia region, including the West Girard Avenue and Lumberton, N.J., locations. Each store is approximately 18,000 square feet.

About Bottom Dollar Food
Bottom Dollar Food, based in Salisbury, N.C., is redefining the discount grocery model by offering private brands and the national brands that matter most to customers, in addition to fresh produce and quality meats, at discount prices and in an energetic shopping environment. Bottom Dollar Food operates 56 stores in three states – Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Ohio. For more information, visit www.bottomdollarfood.com.