Food City plans bigger supermarket to replace East Ridge store next year

The existing Food City on Ringgold Road in East Ridge will be replaced next year by a new and bigger supermarket nearby.
photo Staff photo / The existing Food City on Ringgold Road in East Ridge will be replaced next year by a new and bigger supermarket nearby.

Food City plans to relocate its East Ridge grocery store next year into a new and bigger supermarket that will include a Gas 'N Go fuel station, a food cafe and a broader selection of produce and grocery items.

Steve Smith, president of Food City, said the grocery chain has been looking for years to replace its store at 3715 Ringgold Road, which was originally a Red Food supermarket that Food City acquired when it bought the Chattanooga area Bi-Lo stores in 2015.

"We've been working to replace this store since we bought it over five years ago, and now we're excited to be planning on literally moving across the street with our new store," Smith said Monday.