Friday, April 21, 2006

Winn Dixie - McMullen Creek Marketplace

This Winn-Dixie, along with all the other Winn Dixies in the Carolinas, shut down last summer. Winn Dixie had a big impact on the Charlotte market throughout its history, but never could become the #1 grocer in the city. This store near Pineville was originally built in 1987. Drug Emporium used to also be in this shopping center where Dollar Tree/Rugged Warehouse are today.
(Pic via screenshot from WCNC)

8 comments:

Steven Swain said...

That looks like a nice Winn-Dixie.

Elizabeth said...

Hey...atleast it's not a southern family market now...

cant_not said...

Haha. Very good point.

Elizabeth said...

With Bi-Lo or Winn-Dixie markings still on their packaging no less!

lowes617 said...

that wd wasnt a shining star of wd... 4 years prior it would have been... but lately its clientele had eroded. wd's best examples were in smaller towns such as kings mountain and dallas, nc.

cant_not said...

I agree with you. Winn Dixie's stronger stores were definately in the smaller outlying towns.

Anonymous said...

As of April 2007, it was split into Rec Warehouse and Staples.

Anonymous said...

I worked at this store in the late 90's, at the time it was the most successful Winn Dixie anywhere around. Very clean and huge, the manager told me at the time that we were making around $250K a week in sales. After it closed, it was turned into a Staples and Rec Warehouse, but in late 2015 was recombined and turned into a huge Wal-Mart grocery store. It looks nothing like this now, they reconfigured the entire front and interior, but the actual big-box is the exact same footprint.