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Publix shows off new South End store in Charlotte

The New Publix South End is set to open this Saturday.
The New Publix South End is set to open this Saturday. jkomer@charlotteobserver.com

The much-anticipated Publix in South End opens Saturday, and the Florida-based grocery chain offered a media preview Thursday of the 55,000-square-foot store, the company’s 12th in the Charlotte area.

Publix on South Boulevard and Iverson Way is across the street from Lowe’s Home Improvement and next to the new Camden Southline apartment complex. It’ll be less than half a mile from a new Harris Teeter, which will open in 2016 at Poindexter Drive and South Boulevard.

The proximity isn’t unusual for Publix: The grocery chain began expanding aggressively in North Carolina last year, building many of its new stores within blocks of Harris Teeter supermarkets. Katherine Peralta

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