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TOUR: Food Lion - Tidewater South, Norfolk, VA

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Snapshot: Food Lion - Bromley, Norfolk, VA

Food Lion Opened: 1983 Previous Tenants:  Colonial Stores (1965-1970s) > Big Star (1970s-1982) Location:  6206 N Military Hwy, Norfolk, VA Photographed:  January 2020 Another Food Lion, this one at Military and Norview near the Norfolk Airport and just south of a LIDL . This one is an older building, and slightly smaller too at just over 30,000 square feet. Not sure if it's gotten the same renovation the others we've seen have, but I don't see any photos on Google Maps with the newer decor. Looks like they have or had a very attractive version of the older decor , which I like although it's quite different from their newer decor. Speaking of newer decor, let's see that decor in our next Food Lion tomorrow about two miles west!

Snapshot: LIDL - Bromley, Norfolk, VA

LIDL Opened: 2017 Previous Tenants:  none Location:  6440 N Military Hwy, Bromley, Norfolk, VA Photographed:  December 2019 This 38,000 square foot LIDL is one of the earlier format US LIDLs, and the buildings really are quite beautiful. It's also a lot larger than most other discount supermarkets, nearly three times the size of the Save-A-Lot on Little Creek just over a mile north. There's also a Food Lion about a quarter of a mile to the south on Military Hwy, which you can see here . We have another Food Lion to tour tomorrow, so come back to check it out!

Snapshot: ALDI - Bayside, Virginia Beach, VA

ALDI Opened:  2017 Previous Tenants:  unknown Location:  4803 Shore Dr, Bayside, Virginia Beach, VA Photographed:  January 2020 This ALDI is one of several in Virginia Beach, just east of Norfolk, and appears to be in half of a former supermarket with Dollar Tree in the other half, but I haven't confirmed that. It opened in 2017 and is just across from a Kroger . Tomorrow, we're going to jump back across to Norfolk for two stores over on Military Hwy north of downtown in the Bromley section. Come back to check it out!

TOUR: Food Lion - Little Creek, Norfolk, VA

Food Lion Opened: 2000 Previous Tenants:   Woolco > Roses Location:  4253 E Little Creek Rd, Norfolk, VA Photographed:  December 2019 I mentioned that when I was in Norfolk with my family, we ended up liking Food Lion quite a bit even though it's a lower-end and generally unremarkable store. Prices were solid and selection was more than good enough, but many of the stores were very boring. This store is by far the nicest Food Lion in the area, at least that I visited, and also the largest at closer to 45,000 than 35,000 square feet. By the way, there was also an A&P in this mall. We enter to bakery/deli in the right front corner, with produce in the rest of the first aisle. Meat and seafood line the back wall, with dairy/frozen on the left and beer/wine in the front left corner. As we see, there's also a larger selection of prepared foods here although again, the deli and bakery were closed for the night. Nice big bakery, and the deli is much more substantial here. We

Look Inside: Save-A-Lot - Little Creek, Norfolk, VA

Save-A-Lot Owner: unknown Opened:  unknown Previous Tenants:  unknown Location:  2314 E Little Creek Rd, Norfolk, VA Photographed:  January 2020 About half a mile east of yesterday's Walmart Neighborhood Market is this Save-A-Lot. The 15,000 square foot store has been open since at least 2007, but I don't have much more info on it than that. I stepped inside but didn't have time for more than one quick shot... As we see, this is very much of the older school of Save-A-Lots, and I'm not sure if it's been modernized at all. We'll see some much nicer Save-A-Lots as we travel that are newer or newly renovated. I'm not sure if there was previously another supermarket in this strip mall, but there was one across the street -- which you can see here . Tomorrow we move about half a mile east for our next store here on The Market Report!