Manning family hosts groundbreaking for new Loxley facility


LOXLEY, Alabama — Officials broke ground Friday, Nov. 2 on a new 31,500 square-foot Piggly Wiggly Cost Plus facility, scheduled to open next summer at 1078 S. Hickory St., across from Loxley Town Hall.

“It’s been a long process,” said owner Danny Manning, “and I just want to thank the town of Loxley and all of those involved for sticking with us.”

The Manning family opened their first grocery store in Mobile County in 1972, then purchased the existing Baldwin County Cain’s Piggly Wiggly stores in 2016. In addition to the Loxley location, the Manning family owns Piggly Wiggly stores in Foley, Fairhope and Spanish Fort, along with eight locations in Mobile County, five in Mobile, one in Saraland, Chunchula and Mt. Vernon.

The new 31,528 square-foot facility in Loxley is being financed by Iberia Bank and will be overseen by Fulcrum Construction Group. The facility will be more than three times larger than the original 9,000 square-foot store (6,000 square-foot interior space) currently serving Loxley and the surrounding area.

Construction should be complete in April, Manning said, and it will take approximately three months to fully stock and provide additional staff for the new facility with the new store opening its doors in June or July.