Brainerd Road Food City To Reopen Wednesday

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Shelves are stocked in preparation of the Wednesday reopening of the East Brainerd Road Food City.  The 48,000+ square foot supermarket has undergone an expansion and remodel over the past several months.     

“The Chattanooga area residents have certainly been supportive of our company and we’re extremely excited to provide our loyal customers with this new, larger state-of-the-art Food City to replace the former outdated location,” said Steven C. Smith, Food City president and chief executive officer.   

The new store includes a bakery/deli, complete with a hot food bar, larger sit-down café, expanded cheese selections, enlarged produce, grocery, frozen food and health and beauty departments, as well as a full line of natural and organic items.  Full service meat and seafood departments offer pre-marinated and seasoned oven ready products, plus a selection of meats that are all-natural with no solutions added, including Certified Angus Beef and fresh sushi.  In-house meat cutters will hand cut steaks and fresh meat to order.  The Food City Floral Boutique offers a large assortment of fresh-cut floral arrangements, bouquets and gift items.  Rapid checkout service is provided by six traditional check-out lanes, one express lane and four self-check-outs.  The Food City Pharmacy provides prescription services and the Food City Gas N’ Go offers the added convenience of fuel.   

Food City’s GoCart curbside pick-up allows customers to select their purchases on-line at foodcity.com.  Their order is filled by a shopper and loaded into their vehicle when they arrive at the store.  And, they can pay for their purchases on-line or by credit or debit card at the time of pick-up.  Food City Home Delivery (powered by Instacart) is also now available to over 160,000 Chattanooga area residents.  To take advantage of this new time saving initiative, visit the website at  foodcitydelivers.com or download the Instacart App.   

“I’m confident that our customers are going to be pleased with their new, much improved Food City and will agree that it was well worth the wait,” said Rodney Dillard, Food City district manager.   

The location also features a new décor package, along with several award winning energy saving concepts.  These range from energy efficient glass cooler doors and refrigeration systems to motion sensors and 100 percent LED lighting, both inside and outside the store. 

“I’m very excited about the new store and the additional variety, selection and services it will provide our customers,” said store manager, Calvin Johnson.  




Tennessee Unemployment Holds Steady For 3rd Consecutive Month

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips today released the statewide unemployment rate for July 2018, and for the third consecutive month the statistic has remained at a historically low 3.5 percent.   Tennessee’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has not only remained unchanged since May, ... (click for more)

CARTA Approves Revised Policy On Persons Addressing The Board; To Provide Safety Training To Drivers

The CARTA board on Thursday passed a revised ordinance on persons addressing the board, including a provision that no person shall be allowed to appear before the board more than two times during any consecutive four-month period. The City Council allows speakers twice a month, while the County Commission has no limit on appearances. CARTA meets once a month. The city and ... (click for more)

Person Shot And Killed On Cotter Road; Shooter Taken Into Custody

One person was shot and killed on Cotter Road on Saturday night. The Sheriff's Office said the shooter was taken into custody It happened in the 1800 block of Cotter Road. Cotter Road is in Hixson. (click for more)

Wall Collapses At Home On Bradford Place Drive

Chattanooga firefighters were dispatched to a structural collapse call shortly after  10 a.m. on Saturday .   When firefighters arrived at 307 Bradford Place Drive, a large hole could be seen on one side of the house. Battalion Chief Don Bowman said an exterior wall collapsed into the basement. There was some initial concern that an elderly resident might ... (click for more)

Harold Austin Will Be Greatly Missed

My dear friend, longtime public servant, Mr. Harold Austin, will be greatly missed. He was with the state of Tennessee and Hamilton County for many years. Doyle Ray Marler (click for more)

Roy Exum: 90% Can’t Do Math

Friday’s newspaper headline blared, “Hamilton County Schools see dramatic growth in student performance” and that, my friend, is “fake news” at its finest. A better try might be, “90 Percent of Kids In Chattanooga Can’t Do Math.” Let’s face it: We know that a full 70 percent of 43,000 students in our public school system are not on track, this based on state test scores, and -- ... (click for more)