Food company and distributor US Foods has taken 30,000 s.f. in the vacant former Walmart building on Eastway Drive in Charlotte and is opening a food and restaurant supply store in the space. It will offer more than 4,000 staples and specialty products for chefs, restaurant owners and food industry professionals, the Charlotte Business Journal reports.
A ribbon cutting for the new store is being held this morning. The store is in the Eastway Crossing shopping center, near the intersection of Eastway and Central Avenue. It will employ 30 and will be open seven days a week.
It’s the first chef store in the U.S. for US Foods, which has distribution centers in Charlotte and Fort Mill, N.C.
The chef store will take part of the former Walmart building, which totals approximately 120,000 s.f.
“From fresh meats and produce to sauté pans and cutlery, Chef’s Store is the one-stop source for everything restaurant operators need to be successful,” David Schreibman, EVP of strategy and business development for US Foods, says in a statement. “Designed to be easy and intuitive for our customers and to ensure great value, Chef’s Store makes getting the right products at the right prices easier than ever for chefs and restaurateurs so they always have exactly what they need to keep their kitchens cooking seven days a week.”
US Foods is based in Rosemont, Ill. It generates more than $20 billion in annual revenue and ranks as the 10th-largest private company in America.