Western Markets debuts new store concept at grand opening of Lane Parke location
On Oct. 13th
Birmingham, Alabama— Western Markets, Alabama’s finest locally owned supermarket chain, announces the grand opening of the new Mountain Brook store in the Lane Parke development of Mountain Brook Village. The new location opens to the public on Thursday, October 13, 2016 with a ribbon cutting at 9:00 a.m.
“We’re a small local chain, and this is a big deal to us. We think we built a store that the community is going to enjoy. It’s a store that our employees are certainly proud of,” said president and COO Darwin Metcalf. “Mountain Brook consumers want to shop in their neighborhood. They want to be close to home, and they don’t want to travel long distances to buy groceries or to go to the drug store or laundry,” Metcalf added. “There’s loyalty in the Mountain Brook community—their commitment to supporting independent retailers. They get it. They understand that when you support an independent local retailer, those monies are reinvested in the community.”
The new Western Market will replace the existing store, which Western has called home since 1959. Geared toward a complete shopping experience and a local feel, the new store will include a Western Coffee Shop featuring O’Henry’s Coffee drinks, Heavenly Donuts delivered fresh daily, warm muffins every morning, a gas-fired rotisserie, a wine shop with a temperature controlled wine room and in-store dining. Western Market will also feature an on-staff cheesemonger, wine experts, and a growler station serving popular draft beer selections. Customers can purchase wine by the glass to enjoy while shopping or dining in the store.
The new store will also feature personal service traditionally associated with Western Markets such as Certified Master Butcher’s offering custom cut meats, local brands, expert floral designers, deli and bakery.
The Lane Parke shopping center is adjacent to the Grand Bohemian Hotel and Lane Parke apartments. The luxury village-style shopping center will include Revelator Coffee, Kinnucan’s Specialty Outfitters, M&S Interiors, The Local Taco, CharBar No. 7, B. Prince, P2 Platinum Pilates and A’mano in Phase 1 of the development.
Western Markets was founded in Birmingham in 1948. The company currently operates stores under the Western Market, Food Depot, FoodSmart by Western, and the Village Market brands. Western Market at Lane Parke will be open seven days a week from 6:00a.m. to midnight. For more information contact Western Supermarkets at 205-879-3471. Corporate headquarters is located at 2614 19th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35209.