SURRY, Va. (WAVY) — A new grocery store is coming to Surry County.
Leaders are doing work to insert a grocery retailer to the neighborhood in an effort and hard work to remove the county’s designation as a food stuff desert. It is all portion of the county’s complete program to “continue its initiatives to entice a grocery retail store and establish a group heart to tackle these wellness problems.”
Officers argue that “compared to the average Virginian, Surry people have additional minimal access to healthier foodstuff and physical exercise chances.”
The grocery store is possible by a combination of grant and town dollars. They have been awarded a $300,000 grant that the Surry County Board of Supervisors dedicated to matching.
The county also got an supplemental grant for $107,000.
Officers say the plan is to transform the former hardware shop in Surry into a neighborhood market/grocery retail outlet. Surry Marketplace LLC, which owns the constructing, signed an agreement with United Normal Foods, Inc.
The purely natural and natural and organic foods organization will acquire care of the administration of the inside buildout of the shop.
Allow get the job done is still underway.