Giant Eagle said it would expand its Valu King discount to Pittsburgh, where Bottom Dollar earlier this year began its expansion. The two discount retailers are expected to be neighbors in the Ross Towne Center, a shopping plaza here.
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Bottom Dollar, based in Salisbury, N.C., earlier this year confirmed plans to open a location at Ross Towne Center this fall. Last week, Giant Eagle officials told SN that it would open a Valu King location in a space next door. That store would also open this fall.
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Giant Eagle, based here, currently operates six discount stores in Ohio and one in Erie, Pa. Like Bottom Dollar, it is a discount store with a smaller selection and lower prices than full-service supermarkets. The Ross Towne Center location would be Valu King’s first store in the greater Pittsburgh area.