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November 20, 2012

Former market demolished to prepare for new store

NEW CASTLE — Space that once housed Ralph’s Supermarket in Neshannock Township has been demolished.

That structure, as well as property that was once the home of a Thrift Drug store, was leveled to make way for a Bottom Dollar Food Store.

Bottom Dollar has a growing chain of stores in western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio. The site at Call’s Plaza on Wilmington Road will be the first in Lawrence County.

Construction of the new store is expected to start early next year.

Bottom Dollar promotes itself as a low-cost food store with many name-brand products. It will be competing for customers with three other supermarkets already located on the Wilmington Road corridor in Neshannock Township: Aldi, Save-A-Lot and Giant Eagle.

In October, the Lawrence County Planning Commission approved plans for the Bottom Dollar store. At the time, John Pappas of Eckles Architects explained the construction project, saying the demolition of the existing site was necessary because of water damage to the building that has been vacant for years.

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