A new grocery store is open in Northport to replace the short-lived Cost Kutter store in the old Save A Lot building in Buford Plaza off McFarland Boulevard.

The long-running Save A Lot permanently closed in June 2021 and Alabama's first Cost Kutter grocery store opened in the space that November before also closing at the end of last month.

Shoppers looking to stay local need not fret, though -- another new grocery store celebrated its grand opening in the same space Wednesday morning.

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The new store, Meat Depot by Fresh Value, announced plans to take over the space as soon as the Cost Kutter closed.

"Get ready for insanely low meat prices, bulk deals, and more!" they said on Facebook. "We can't wait to serve the Northport community."

The Fresh Value supermarket chain is based in Birmingham and already does business in Tuscaloosa after taking over the Vowell's Fresh Market in Cottondale and the Vowell's Cash Saver on Skyland Boulevard.

The Northport Meat Depot is open now at 3067 McFarland Boulevard and was advertising hard-to-beat prices on ribeye steaks, bacon, breaded chicken tenders and more on Facebook Wednesday morning.

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