BIDDEFORD (AP) — A Massachusetts supermarket chain has announced its first expansion into Maine.
Biddeford city officials said Tewksbury, Mass.-based Market Basket is scheduled to open a store next fall.
Economic Development Director Daniel Stevenson told The Journal Tribune the family-owned company plans to invest $11 million to redevelop the former Lowe's store at The Shops at Biddeford Crossing. The building has been empty since Lowe's closed in 2011.
Stevenson said the store will bring up to 150 full-time jobs and hundreds of part time positions.
Market Basket has 69 stores in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.