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2625 Lankford Hwy, Exmore, VA

Original Tenant: unknown
Address: 2625 Lankford Hwy, Exmore, VA
Opened: unknown
Closed: unknown
Later Tenants: Fresh Pride (closed May 2014)
Photographed: December 2019
A very interesting bit of Delmarva/Hampton Roads supermarket history here. At one time, the company that owned Fresh Pride Supermarkets owned over 50 supermarkets; by 2013, they were down to just 10, all of which closed abruptly in sequence over the course of a few months. There's not a clear explanation that I was able to find for those closures -- as opposed to the whole chain going out of business all at once, for instance, or selling some individual stores and then closing the rest.
I'm not sure what the 28,000 square foot square foot store was built as, or when it was built. But the Fresh Pride signage remained here at least five years after the store's closure, as we see here in 2019.
Some inadvertently nice sky in these shots, which were taken on a winter late afternoon on the way to Norfolk. And speaking of Norfolk, that's where we're headed next, after one more Food Lion over on The Market Report tomorrow at the southern tip of the Delmarva Peninsula!