St. John plans to build a new, larger space for grocer

For the past few months, county officials didn’t have many updates on the search for a new grocer. However, today, they can say progress is being made to find the community a local place to shop.

Stafford County’s Economic Development director said the city is moving forward with building a larger building that would be leased to a new store owner.

Initially, officials were looking at using the same city-owned building formerly used by Dillons, along Fourth Street.

“We had a feasibility study done that gave us data that helped us see that a grocery store that’s larger and with better traffic…it is projected to have 41% more sales,” said Carolyn Dunn.

(Read more: KSN-TV)