Bottom Dollar Plans to Open Pa., Ohio Stores in 2012

Bottom Dollar Food, the discount grocery format from the operators of Food Lion, announced plans to open 14 stores in the greater Pittsburgh and Youngstown, Ohio, markets, with most stores opening in early 2012

The expansion will create more than 600 jobs and will bring a new grocery option to consumers in these markets.

“We look forward to serving the greater Pittsburgh and Youngstown, Ohio, communities by providing consumers with unbelievably low prices on groceries,” said Bottom Dollar Food president Meg Ham. “Customers will find Bottom Dollar Food unique because we carry private brands and the national brands that matter most, and offer a meaningful, efficient assortment of fresh produce, meat and other products. Additionally, we provide our customers an energetic and lighthearted shopping experience.”

Planned Bottom Dollar locations include:

Universal Plaza (Penn Hills)
Saltsburg Road and Twin Oak Drive

Great Southern Shopping Center
1155 Washington Pike
Bridgeville, Pa.

Frankstown Road and Parkridge Drive near Rodi Road
Penn Hills, Pa.

338 Brownsville Road
Baldwin, Pa.

Bon Aire Shopping Center
Route 8 and Route 422
Butler, Pa.

Butler Crossing, (Route 356)
Newcastle Road
Butler, Pa.

300 Mt. Lebanon Blvd.
Castle Shannon, Pa.

11th Street and Duss Avenue
Ambridge, Pa.

State Route 148 and Eden Park Boulevard
McKeesport, Pa.

21st Street and Sheffield Road
Aliquippa, Pa.

1160 Washington Ave.
Carnegie, Pa.

2504 Glenwood Ave.
Youngstown, Ohio

903 E. Midlothian Blvd.
Youngstown, Ohio

Mahoning Plaza
3377 Mahoning Ave.
Youngstown, Ohio

“We are very fortunate to have a strong emerging banner that we can continue to grow in new markets,” added Ham. “We have a great work environment and are always looking for talented, energetic people to join our team as we create new jobs in the community. We look forward to growing our business and being a good community partner in the areas in which we operate.”

In addition to serving consumers, Bottom Dollar Food is dedicated to supporting its communities. To reinforce its commitment to its new market, the discount grocer is donating $10,000 to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank’s Farm Stand and Produce to People programs, which provide fresh produce to low-income neighborhoods at little or no cost.

Bottom Dollar Food opened its first store in High Point, N.C., on Sept. 21, 2005, and opened its first store in Pennsylvania on Oct. 8, 2010. The banner has since grown to 47 stores in North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In addition to its expansion in Pittsburgh and Youngstown, Ohio, Bottom Dollar Food also remains focused on expanding in the greater Philadelphia market, which currently encompasses 17 stores in the state of Pennsylvania and two stores in New Jersey.

Bottom Dollar Food, based in Salisbury, N.C., operates 47 stores in North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The discount grocer is redefining the discount grocery model by offering private brands and the national brands that matter most to customers, in addition to fresh produce and quality meats, at discount prices and in an energetic shopping environment. For more information, visit

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