The Farm Fresh store in Poquoson moved up the priority list for a remodel after residents successfully fought off would-be competitor Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market, the company president said.
"It shows the power of community," Farm Fresh President Micky Nye said. "We want to say thank you."
Earlier this year, a developer backed off plans to bring a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market to Victory Boulevard across from City Hall Avenue — down the street from Farm Fresh and Food Lion — after a group of residents called Concerned Citizens of Poquoson galvanized local opposition to the project in 2015.
"This is our hometown store," Poquoson Mayor Gene Hunt said at the Farm Fresh grand re-opening ceremony.
The Poquoson renovations enhanced the produce, floral, bakery, deli, meat and seafood departments with organic items, including more than 100 organic items in produce alone, Farm Fresh sales and merchandising vice president Dave Huettl said.
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