Piggly Wiggly in Pawleys Island to become Bi-Lo

The Pawleys Island Piggly Wiggly has been bought and will be turned into a Bi-Lo store even though when the transition will take place hasn’t yet been determined.

Bi-Lo Holdings, which is the parent of the Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie chains, has purchased the Pawleys Island store which is located at 115 Willbrook Blvd as well as well as 21 other stores in  South Carolina as well in Georgia.

Acording to Brian Wright who is the spokesman for Bi-Lo Holdings the deal expected to close in the fourth quarter and a timetable for switching the stores hasn’t yet been determined, he said.

The Piggly Wiggly in Pawleys Island is the only store along the Grand Strand that was included in the deal which involves 16 store in SC and six in Georgia for a total of 22 stores with a combined 1,200. Financial terms of the deal have not be disclosed.

Randall Onstead, president and CEO of Bi-Lo Holdings said in a press release that "We look forward to welcoming these new associates to the Bi-Lo Holdings family and to building on the strength of these stores,” and that “We will continue to fine-tune our company and network of stores so that we can reinvest in what matters most for our customers...the freshest foods, the best deals and really connecting to their neighborhoods.”

South Carolina locations to be re-branded as BI-LOs include:

50 Burnt Church Road, Bluffton

445 Meeting Street, Charleston

630 Skylark Drive, Charleston

104 Jungle Road, Edisto Beach

3575 Maybank Highway, Johns Island

9616 Highway 78, Ladson

208 E. McIntyre St., Mullins

115 Willbrook Boulevard, Pawleys Island

Head over to The Sun News, My Horry News or WMBF for more details. You can also read the official press release from Bi-Lo Holdings here.