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Lowes Foods breaks ground on $25 million shopping center project in Brunswick County, NC-- Winston-Salem, NC - July 12, 2013
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Lowes Foods is pleased to announce that initial site preparation has begun on "211 Midway Commons," a 90,000 square foot retail shopping center to open in early 2015 in a recently annexed area of Oak Island, NC.  This complex will feature a newly designed 44,000 square foot Lowes Foods with a fuel station as the retail anchor and space available for 20 - 30 soft and hard goods retailers and dining establishments.  211 Midways Commons will span across a 39 acre site and will be developed and owned by Alex Lee, Inc., the family-owned holding company of Lowes Foods based in Hickory, NC. 

Several national and regional pharmacies and discount retailers have expressed an interest in this premier location.  This newest project serves as an extension of Lowes Foods' commitment to local economic growth and the provision of excellence in grocery shopping experience for its customers in local communities all across the Carolinas.

Specific inquiries regarding this property should be directed to Roger Henderson, Vice President of Real Estate, Alex Lee, Inc. or (336) 775-3005.

About Lowe's Food Stores, Inc.
Lowe’s Food Stores, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alex Lee, Inc. Founded in 1954, Lowe's Food Stores, Inc. employs nearly 9,000 people and operates over 100 stores in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The company is committed to offering fabulous fresh foods and delivering personal attention to each of its customers.  Locally owned and operated, Lowe's Food stores, Inc, is committed to buying local products and supporting local suppliers.  They offer programs such as Lowes Foods To Go personal shopping service and an online meal planner that focuses on saving people time and money.  Information about these programs and other services offered by the company may be found at or by following Lowes Foods on Facebook or Twitter.


About Alex Lee

Founded in 1931, Alex Lee, Inc is a family owned company based in Hickory, North Carolina.  Employing over 10,000 people, Alex Lee, Inc. is the holding company for Merchants Distributors, Inc. (MDI) and Lowe’s Food Stores, Inc.  Locally owned and operated, Alex Lee, Inc. is a full-service food distribution operation with both grocery wholesale distribution and retail grocery stores.  More information on Alex Lee, Inc. can be found at



Roger Henderson

Alex Lee, Inc.
(336) 775-3005