Temporary tenant expected to move into old Bottom Dollar store

The "Big Dipper Food Company," would use the old supermarket for extra warehousing space

The "Big Dipper Food Company," which sells items like popcorn and peanuts, would use the building for packaging and distribution during a four month period.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – A new tenant should be moving into the old Bottom Dollar grocery store on Glenwood Avenue soon.

The City of Youngstown Board of Control is expected to approve a temporary lease with the “Big Dipper Food Company,” located on the north side, to use the old supermarket for a four month period for some extra warehousing space.

Big Dipper sells items like popcorn and peanuts and would use the building for packaging and distribution.

Negotiations are underway for a more permanent tenant to move into Bottom Dollar later this year.

The building is valued at $1.5 million, but there was no minimum bidding price.

In January of 2015, Bottom Dollar closed all of its grocery store chains. ALDI purchased 66 Bottom Dollar sites, including five local stores.

The Glenwood store front has been empty ever since, leaving Youngstown in a food desert.

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