2014-07-09 / Front Page

Piggly Wiggly celebrating 5th anniversary

The grand opening of the Piggly Wiggly on North Main in June 2009 was a big boost for Blakely and Early County’s retail economy.

Having but one option for grocery shopping for several years, a second grocery store was the most popular request on a 2055 community survey which helped determine economic development priorities in the EC2012 Strategic Initiative plan.

A retail market study commissioned by 2055 also indicated approximately $40 million in retail spending was following grocery shoppers out of the community.

The Blakely Piggly Wiggly is managed by WallStreet Markets of Dothan, which also owns and operates two Piggly Wiggly stores in Dothan and the store in Columbia.

“Our venture into Blakely has been a tremendous success, exceeding our expectations,” WallStreet Markets president Ricky Treadwell stated. “We hope we have lived up to the expectations of the people in Early County.”

“We hope everyone has enjoyed shopping with us as much as we have enjoyed serving the community.”


These six employees have been part of the Piggly Wiggly workforce since the June 2009 grand opening. From left: Faythe Smith, Kesha Cox, Ken McCoy, Trevon Tinson, Jeanie Cherry and Jason Cherry. These six employees have been part of the Piggly Wiggly workforce since the June 2009 grand opening. From left: Faythe Smith, Kesha Cox, Ken McCoy, Trevon Tinson, Jeanie Cherry and Jason Cherry.

Register to win!!!

To celebrate, Piggly Wiggly is holding a big “5th Anniversary Sale” this week during which shoppers can register to win great prizes, including the $5,200 grand prize — $100 a week for 52 weeks — and a 50” HDTV, $100 Food Gift Certificates, an Above Ground Pool, a 15 cu. ft. chest Freezer and much.

You can register to win through July 26 at which time the drawings will be held at 4 p.m.

The Piggly Wiggly store was made possible when a Charles Barton Rice holding company, Dream Big Development, LLC, was able to purchase the former Harvey’s building on North Main.

The building had been unavailable for purchase or lease since Harvey’s moved into the Food Lion location in Blakely Corners in 2003 due to a split in Harvey’s family ownership and lease of the property.

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