County’s oldest grocery store closing
The last day of business at the Ellijay Piggly Wiggly will be Saturday, Oct 8. The announcement was made on Monday that the longstanding Industrial Boulevard grocery store, one of seven Piggly Wigglys owned by Rockdale Grocery of Conyers, will be shutting down for good. Rockdale Grocery President Scott Lewis said both a decline in customers and a rise in the number of big-box stores in the area factored into the decision. The Times-Courier is working on a feature story about the store closing for next week’s edition. Lewis added that the Pig is expected to stay open till 6 p.m. Saturday, pending any last minute changes.