Grocery Outlet hosts Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce December Business After Hours


SALISBURY—The Grocery Outlet hosted the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours Dec. 14.

Joe Bean, owner, and his staff hosted the networking event to help celebrate the one year anniversary.

Mr. Bean said, “When I was offered the opportunity to own my store, I came here for a visit and immediately fell in love with this community.  It is very much a ‘Mayberry’, the perfect place to live where everyone is so friendly and offers to help each other; even when you go to get gas you still have someone that will hold the door open for you.  

“I joined the SACC in September 2022, before I even moved crossed country from California to Salisbury, and I have to say that this chamber is amazing, you guys back each other.”

Mr. Bean said, “We opened on December 15, 2022, and we stayed busy until summertime 2023 when it slowed down, but we have been already climbing up and it is because of the connections that we've made here in this community.  I cannot say we are your one stop shop for all your groceries, because we're not, but I asked that you come here and look because we offer everyday groceries, as well as unique items that may be here today but not tomorrow. “

Mr. Bean surprised his team with a commemorative plaque to 10 employees that have been working with him since opening day. He also unveiled the store’s own slogan “Grocery Outlet Serving Our Community as our Family.”

“We are the only Grocery Outlet out of 478 stores that has its own slogan,” he said.

Grocery Outlet – Salisbury has served the community this past year by donating to organizations such as HALO, The Christian Shelter, Wicomico County Public Schools, US Kennels, Toys for Tots, and donating over 13,466 pounds of food to Renovate Church Food Bank. 

Food was catered from Mission BBQ and desserts provided by chamber member Christina Fuller. 

Grocery Outlet is open every day 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and is at 2653 N. Salisbury Blvd. For daily updates, visit the Facebook page.

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