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Updated: Renovation planned at Hometown Market

Published 5:28pm Thursday, February 28, 2013

The owners of Hometown Market in Hartselle are in the process of remodeling their store after purchasing the property from the Clemons family in December 2012.

The store’s canopy was removed recently to make room for the construction of a new, glass-enclosed front entrance and foyer. In addition, plans are being drawn for a 35-ft. expansion on the south side of the building.

“The foyer will conserve energy, give the building a new look and help protect store employees and their customers from inclement weather,” said Jay Holloway who is co-owner of the business with his father, Randall Holloway. “The expansion will add 5,000 square feet of floor space and will enable us to widen the shopping aisles, expand inventory and upgrade the deli.”

Other improvements will include repainting and making some décor changes inside the store and expanding handicap parking and adding shopping cart stands in the parking lot.

The entranceway is scheduled for construction at mid-March and the letting of bids for the building expansion will follow when plans are complete, according to Holloway.

“Our goal is to provide greater convenience and service to our customers,” Holloway said. “Widening the aisles is going to add visibility to displayed merchandise and make shopping a lot easier.”

He said the project should be completed by late spring or early summer.

The Holloway family took over the lease from the former C&S Foodland business from Robert Wayne Clemons, Charles Clemons and Dee Proctor in 2002. They also own and operate Hometown Markets in Decatur, Athens and Oneonta.

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