BI-LO Bows Out of Waynesville’s Prolific Grocery Scene

Waynesville’s ever-evolving grocery store landscape has taken another turn.

BI-LO will close at the end of February after being deemed an “underperforming store” by its corporate office. The news comes on the eve of Publix’s opening, which would have brought the grocery store tally along a half-mile stretch of Russ Avenue to four.

Despite the crowded field, BI-LO served a niche that will be missed by its loyal customers.

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