The closeout retail chain Big Lots is expected to open a new store in Shallotte in October. It will be in what was for years the Food Lion store at the corner of Main Street and Smith Avenue.
“We’re expecting a permit any second,” contractor Tom Kelly said this week.
Once the building permit is in place, Kelly said it would take two and a half to three weeks to remodel the building.
The 25,000-square-foot store will be ready to open by mid- to late October.
“It will be a great location,” he said.