Ingles grocery store announced plans in 2010 to expand its store in Hull, making it one of the biggest Ingles stores in the Southeast.
That project has stalled, but the plans are still a go, says Ingles attorney Ted Sandler, who says the delay is due to revised blueprints.
“The interior layout was modified,” said Sandler, who represents Ingles through the law firm of Hartman, Simons and Wood LLP. “They changed the footprint of the store, so now it’s back in the permitting process. It goes back for permitting through the state fire marshal … The outside design didn’t change.”
Sandler said that a definite timeline on construction is hard to give. He said the project may “go forward after the first of the year.”
“It’s pretty high on their priority list,” said Sandler Tuesday after speaking with Ingles’ director of real estate.
Ingles plans to tear down the vacant building that housed its original grocery store in Madison County and build a 104,850-square-foot facility. The current Ingles is 69,969 square feet.