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Ala. Town Seeks to Save Its Piggly Wiggly

MOUNTAIN BROOK, Ala. — Local residents have shown their support by the thousands for a Piggly Wiggly here that may be slated for closure.


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A Facebook page called “Save the Crestline Pig” — named after the neighborhood where the store is located, and the popular shorthand term for Piggly Wiggly — attracted more than 4,200 followers as of Tuesday. A rally on Monday to encourage local officials to step in and save the store reportedly drew a strong turnout.

The store is the only supermarket in the town, according to a report on The report said negotiations are ongoing between the landlord of the space and Andy Virciglio, the store’s owner.

Mountain Brook is a suburb of Birmingham with a population of a little more than 20,000.

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