Inverness Winn-Dixie grand opening slated for Nov. 20

Published 11:14 am Monday, November 18, 2013

Winn-Dixie will host a grand opening celebration for its new store at Inverness Corners shopping center Nov. 20 at 10:30 a.m.

Winn-Dixie will host a grand opening celebration for its new store at Inverness Corners shopping center Nov. 20 at 10:30 a.m. (Contributed)

By CASSANDRA MICKENS / Associate Editor

NORTH SHELBY — A new Winn-Dixie store at Inverness Corners shopping center will have its grand opening celebration Nov. 20 at 10:30 a.m.

The 54,000-square-foot store, housed in the former Bruno’s space at U.S. 280 and Valleydale Road, highlights Winn-Dixie’s new market design, combining the atmosphere of a specialty grocer with the personalized service of a neighborhood market.

“The amenities in our new store offer a customized experience tailored to the Inverness community,” said Tim Flavin, Montgomery region vice president for Winn-Dixie. “We have listened to our neighbors and are excited to offer a convenient shopping experience with items they want and need, exceptional service and the freshest products at the right price.”

A Wi-Fi cafe with complimentary coffee, a new butcher counter, a custom-made sandwich shop and a full-service pharmacy are among the store’s amenities. The store also offers an extensive selection of organic fruits and vegetables, as well as a variety of gluten-free, organic and natural products.

Eugene Oakley, Inverness Winn-Dixie store director, said he and his staff  are committed to investing in the community, both inside and outside of the store.

“With an enhanced product selection, expanded departments and an exceptional staff, customers will enjoy a fresh shopping experience every time they visit our store,” Oakley said. “We’re looking forward to continuing to grow with the Inverness community and invite our neighbors to check out their new Winn-Dixie.”

The grand opening celebration will begin with a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Hoover Chamber of Commerce. The celebration also will serve as the kick-off of Winn-Dixie’s Holiday Hunger Relief Campaign. Through Dec. 24, all Winn-Dixie stores in metro Birmingham will collect monetary donations to benefit the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama.  Last year, Winn-Dixie stores collected more than 334,000 pounds of food.

The celebration will continue Nov. 21 with an open house at the store from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The community is invited to experience the store’s new services and offerings while enjoying product tastings, live entertainment and giveaways.