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Harveys updates Bainbridge store

If you haven’t been to the Bainbridge Harveys lately, you may be in for a pleasant surprise when you next go grocery shopping.

The addition of a new deli and bakery in the Bainbridge store now makes it possible to purchase the hot meats, meals and store-baked pastries and breads advertised each week in the Harveys ads, but which were never available in the Bainbridge store.

James Woodard, Harveys manager, is especially proud of the hot food division, which makes it virtually unnecessary for anyone to have to cook a meal in this hot weather.

To the weekly specials of “Cheap Chicken Mondays,” and “Pig Pickin’ Thursdays,” choose from a variety of cold sides and salads. Grab a package of frozen veggies packed in plastic bags ready to heat and eat, and you have a complete meal. Don’t forget the baked corn bread in several flavors, including jalapeño or blueberry. All of these are made fresh on the premises, as are the deli sandwiches made from the stock of bulk meats and cheeses.

Deli Manager Martha Searcy oversees the bakery where cakes can be decorated to individual specifications and the deli has the capability to cater large or small groups.

Woodard, who came to the Bainbridge store three years ago from the Tallahassee market, said the expansion plans that have been on the drawing board for about 11 years are now nearly complete, with just a few cosmetic items left to finish.

Harvey’s has also installed an all new register system, new shelving and signage that puts the supermarket on a competitive scale with other area groceries.

Woodard said 10 new employees have been added to staff the Bainbridge Harveys, which is an added benefit to the community.