Valu Food, the rapidly expanding supermarket chain, signed a lease yesterday that will allow it to enter the Randallstown market for the first time.
The Randallstown store will be the Baltimore-based chain's 16th store and, with 54,000 square feet, its largest to date, said Louis Denrich, the company's president.
"Our five-year goal is to be No. 2 in the Baltimore metropolitan area -- after Giant," Mr. Denrich said.
With a 16-year-lease, Valu Food will move into what is known as the "Bradlee's Shopping Center," located on Liberty Road near Old Court Road. For $405,000 a year, it will take most of the vacant space formerly occupied by Bradlee's discount department store, which vacated three years ago, Mr. Denrich said.