Three Cape Region Food Lion grocery stores are set to close Friday, Oct. 7, as the stores begin the transition into Weis Markets.
Signs have been posted on the doors of the stores in Lewes, Rehoboth Beach and Long Neck, stating the stores will close at 11 p.m., Oct. 7, and will remain closed until Friday, Oct. 14, when they will reopen as Weis Markets. The Millville store is also being converted to a Weis, but the transition date could not be confirmed.
Food Lion stores were sold to the Pennsylvania-based grocer as the result of a merger between Delhaize Group, parent company of Food Lion, and Ahold, parent company of Giant. It was announced July 13 that the companies had reached agreements with buyers to sell 86 stores in the Mid-Atlantic where the companies both operate.