Wades deli server Tavatha Maxey waves at a customer last week. The popular local deli has been one of the store’s biggest money makers. The chain’s stores have dwindled to one in Christiansburg on Roanoke Street. Within three miles of Wades’ last holdout are two Food Lions, Walmart, Kroger, Target and Aldi. The Wade family has been in the retail industry since at least 1925, but they mark 1950 as the official beginning of modern day Wades Supermarkets.