The Food Lion was most likely Delhaize's discount counterpart, Bottom Dollar. Bottom Dollar stores included a refrigerated produce room, similar to the one shown.
No, this store and the Lexington location were always Food Lion. I don't believe either was previously another supermarket.
Odd! I have no idea what the produce room was from then. That's the only banner I've ever seen them use it in.
I know, it's strange! As a matter of fact, I'm fairly certain that the room was installed in this most recent (2018) remodel. Bizarre!