New grocery stores could be coming to Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Ten grocery stores could be coming to Jefferson County. Mayor Larry Langford says at least five will come to the Birmingham city limits. Langford has asked city councilors to submit sites in their district that might be eligible for stores. Langford says grocery stores in the city are much needed and this could be a big win for citizens.

Council President Carole Smitherman responded by saying, "Hallelujah."

"Were as close now to getting new grocery stores as we've ever been," Langford said.

There is no word yet on which grocery store chain is interested in opening up shop.