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TRIAD'S FIRST PUBLIX ANNOUNCED FOR WINSTON-SALEM

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Publix announces their first Triad location which will be located in Winston-Salem. The store, located at 34 Miller Street on the site of the current Masonic Lodge in the Five Points area of central Winston-Salem., will be a 49,000-square-foot supermarket with covered parking below the store. Opening is scheduled for 2015. This store is just a couple of blocks from the Triad's first Trader Joe's in nearby Thruway Center.

Speculation centers on Publix opening a second location at the intersection of Country Club Road and Meadowlark Drive near the massive Brookberry Farm development. A site plan for a 41,000 square foot as yet unnamed supermarket is currently on this months planning board agenda. This store will service several affluent westside Winston-Salem neighborhoods in addition to nearby Lewisville.

http://www.publix.com/about/newsroom/NewsReleaseItem.do?newsReleaseItemPK=6415

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great news but why the caps on the topic header???

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No particular reason other than I frequently capitalize headers on various blogs I visit. Never been a problem before, is there some specialized etiquette on this one that I am unaware of?

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My Bad, my kids have now schooled me on this issue. I guess the old Banner Headlines from the printed press is passe'  Heartfelt apology extended to all....

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Publix has closed on the purchase of the Masonic Temple for a price tag of $6.4 Million!! This grocer seems to want to be in Winston in the worst way. Store should be open sometime in 2015 after the Masonic Temple has constructed their new 17,500 square foot building on Country Club Road.

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Have been meaning to get on here and ask this question. But what's up with all the excitement about Publix. Here in Greenville, thats S.C. that is, the stores are everywhere. As a matter of fact they are actually kind of average in the grand scheme of things.

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Fran Daniel/Winston-Salem Journal:

Publix Super Markets Inc. plans to start construction on its first grocery store in Winston-Salem in the first quarter of 2015, said company spokeswoman Kim Reynolds Tuesday. As previously announced, the store is scheduled to open by the end of 2015 on the site of the former Masonic lodge at 34 Miller St. According to a building permit, the building, which includes a parking deck, is valued at $1.2 million. Reynolds said the general contractor has not been selected yet. “The store will be elevated with the parking deck beneath it,” Reynolds said. Publix stores typically employ about 125 people. The Publix store in Winston-Salem will have grocery, produce, meat and seafood, dairy and frozen food departments, as well as a Publix bakery and deli.

The Winston-Salem grocery store market is starting to heat up. Walmart is planning several grocery stores in Forsyth County. The retailer is opening neighborhood markets at Hanestowne Village off Stratford Road, Clemmons Village Shopping Center, Northchase Shopping Center off University Parkway and on Country Club Road, in the Meadowlark area. A market has opened in Kernersville. Lowes Foods’ has been revamping several of its stores in Forsyth County and Harris Teeter is constructing a 56,057-square-foot store in Pine Ridge Plaza shopping center on Reynolda Road.

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I think it was announced that this Publix at Midtown/Five Points will be constructed over a parking deck.  There is a store in Cary being built, and one here in Charlotte in South End under construction, along with hundreds of condos and rental units under construction along the Blue Lynx rail line.

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The Masonic Lodge on Miller is no more. The building has been removed and fencing has been placed along the perimeter of the property. Ground breaking should be imminent.

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About time they tore down the building.  This project was announced a long while ago.  Can't wait to see the structure going up.

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The Triad's first Publix opens today in Camel City. The 49,000-square-foot store at 34 Miller St. will open for business at 7 a.m. today. It is the supermarket chain’s first store in Winston-Salem and its 12th in North Carolina. Publix’s departments include deli, produce, bakery, meat, seafood and wine. The Publix on Miller Street is a bit different from some of the company’s prototypes and represents the latest in design from the company. For example, it is one of five out of the chain’s overall 1,114 stores with a deli in the front of the store. The store’s cafe is part of the deli and offers seating and Wi-Fi service. Cafe features include coffees, espresso, lattes, teas, gelato, Publix Premium Ice Cream and assorted pastries.  The store has a full-service pharmacy, an event-planning center and Aprons Simple Meals, a cooking-demonstration station that highlights two recipes a week.  For its first day of opening, as part of its commitment to the local community, the store presented checks for $500 each for 10 schools which are located within a 2 mile radius of its location.

It is also a first in the Triad to offer an urban store format in which most of the parking is beneath the two story store.

Source: WSJ

 

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Really cool there is a parking deck underneath. Wish more stores would do this. I can't stand parking lots.

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Here's an article from the Tampa Bay Business Journal reporting on Publix' new prototype store that recently open in the Camel City.

 

Publix Super Markets Inc. has opened a new store in North Carolina that's a much of a foodie experience as it is a grocery store.  The store in Winston-Salem opened May 11. It is a hybrid store, blending the grocer's GreenWise concept with a traditional grocery store. North Carolina is a major focus for the Lakeland-based grocer, CEO Todd Jones previously told the Tampa Bay Business Journal.

While that store represents 140 new jobs, each new store also represents job growth at the Lakeland headquarters. Publix is the largest private employer in the Bay region, with more than 35,000 local employees. At 53,000 square feet, the new store is one of the grocer's largest and includes an expanded prepared foods selection and a deli that carries more than 200 artisan cheeses and staffs a certified cheese specialist. In addition to a soup bar that offers four gourmet soups daily, a hot bar features Pan-Asian favorites like Mongolian beef, sweet and sour Chicken, vegetable lo-mein and more.  Sushi is also available and made fresh daily.  Even grocers aren't immune to ecommerce competition, making the grocery shopping experience more important than ever. Many in the industry are shifting to a " grocerant" model, building restaurants and even bars into their stores along with bumping up their prepared foods selection.  Publix will also face additional competition from Wegmans Foods Markets, one of the country's most beloved grocers, in the coming years in North Carolina.  "Many factors go into choosing a store's design including available space and understanding the needs of the community," Kimberly Reynolds, Charlotte-based Publix spokeswoman, wrote in an email Friday. "In this case, that was providing our customers with a large selection of prepared meals and grab and go items which, you'll find in our hybrid stores." 

The prepared foods department includes "chef-inspired appetizers, entrees and side dishes" like cedar plank salmon, twice-baked potatoes and grilled asparagus with vinaigrette and blue cheese.  "The Deli is also split with subs, salads and sliced meats and cheeses on one side and Chefs Selections on the other," Reynold wrote. "The same layout is in our Asheville and Cornelius stores. At this time, I don't have information available as to if we'll see this prototype moving forward. However, you will continue to see more of the prepared foods and ready to cook items in our Charlotte Division stores." 

This store also includes an event planning center, "staffed to assist customers in planning every detail for any special occasion from tailgate parties to weddings and holiday gatherings," according to a Publix news release.  "Event planners will ensure all items are pulled together for the gathering, including placing orders for cakes, platters, beverages and floral arrangements and making suggestions that will perfectly complement every themed event."

Ashley Gurbal Kritzer is senior reporter for the Tampa Bay Business Journal.
 
 
 

In addition to a soup bar that offers four gourmet soups daily, a Hot Bar features Pan Asian favorites like

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Well, it didn't take long for the (official) announcement of the Triad's second Publix now. This is the long-expected one coming to High Point, but new details show that it'll be almost 50,000 sq ft and will employ about 125-150 people. That's a pretty good deal. I hate that we lost Bruster's though.

http://www.greensboro.com/blogs/davis_retail_therapy/publix-coming-to-high-point/article_a8731ca6-e7b6-5c07-9b1d-cdedf690763d.html

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Actually, the second Publix was announced earlier this year in a new development in Clemmons. I'm assuming they will get around to announcing a GSO location soon.  If you look at the general commercial landscape, there are really not a lot of locations readily available for another supermarket site. It appears Publix is being very deliberate on their site selections.

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