May 24, 2018
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Rockland Hannaford plans major facelift

By Stephen Betts, BDN Staff

ROCKLAND, Maine — Hannaford has filed an application with the city to undertake $1.7 million in renovations to its store at the Rockland Plaza Shopping Center.

The company hopes to begin the work soon and have it completed by June.

The renovations planned by the supermarket chain include a new pharmacy, a new exterior bottle return center, an interior decor upgrade, equipment replacement, exterior painting and miscellaneous repairs.

The shopping center was built in 1961. Shop n’ Save, later renamed Hannaford, moved into the store in 1982 after the Finast supermarket closed. Hannaford more than doubled its floor space in a 1986-87 expansion that also cost about $1.7 million.

The project comes as land is being cleared in Thomaston in preparation for construction of a Walmart supercenter that will include an expanded grocery selection from what is offered at its current store on Camden Street in Rockland.

The Hannaford application was filed Thursday and only needs the approval of the code office. There is no planning commission review required because much of the work involves interior renovations.

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