THOMASVILLE —Harvey's and Food Lion are not talking, but City of Thomasville license information shows Food Lion will occupy a Harvey's store that is about to close.

On the agenda for a Monday Thomasville City Council meeting is a request by Food Lion for a beer and wine package license at the 1404 E. Jackson St. store.

The license request was submitted by Food Lion LLC, said Melissa Creel, city events, facilities, business and tax licensing administrator.

"At the Monday meeting, I will ask for approval of their beer and wine license," Creel said.

Signs at the Harvey's store say the business will close Jan. 24.

The new beverage license was applied for in writing on Dec. 22.

"Harvey's has now sold out to Food Lion," City Manager Alan Carson told council members at a Wednesday council workshop meeting. 

Food Lion, headquartered in Salisbury, North Carolina, operates more than 1,000 supermarkets in 10 states in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S.

The company, founded in 1957, employees more than 63,000.

Times-Enterprise phone calls to Harvey's and Food Lion corporate offices were not returned.

The East Jackson Food Lion would not be the first Food Lion in the city. A Food Lion on West Jackson Street closed a number of years ago.

Senior reporter Patti Dozier can be reached at (229) 226-2400, ext. 1820 

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