TYRONE - The former BiLo Foods store at 13th Street and Washington Avenue will reopen this fall as a Save-A-Lot, spokeswoman Chon Tomlin said
The 15,344-square-foot BiLo store closed in April 2010 after Williamsville, N.Y.-based Tops Friendly Markets purchased the building as part of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court-approved acquisition of a majority of The Penn Traffic Co.'s assets. The acquisition included 79 supermarkets in a four-state area.
William McCartney, former owner of the Tyrone IGA, said he had reached an agreement with Tops to purchase the store, but that deal fell through.
Tomlin said the Save-A-Lot currently open in the Tyrone Shopping Center will relocate to the BiLo space.
"This will be a seamless process. The one will not close until the other one is ready to open. They won't be without a grocery store," Tomlin said.