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Publix confirms opening of 2 Charlotte-area stores in 2016

Florida-based Publix confirmed Monday that it’ll open two new Charlotte-area stores in 2016, one in Cotswold and one in Mooresville. The grocery chain announced last week that it’s opening its newest Charlotte store in South End, pictured here, on April 18.
Florida-based Publix confirmed Monday that it’ll open two new Charlotte-area stores in 2016, one in Cotswold and one in Mooresville. The grocery chain announced last week that it’s opening its newest Charlotte store in South End, pictured here, on April 18. mhames@charlotteobserver.com

Florida-based Publix confirmed Monday that it’ll open two new Charlotte-area stores in 2016, one in Cotswold and one in Mooresville.

The Charlotte City Council approved a rezoning request in January that would allow construction of a new Publix store on Randolph Road directly across from the existing Harris Teeter store in the Cotswold area. The developer will demolish the existing building near Randolph and Greenwich roads and build a new store with parking below the supermarket.

The new Publix in Mooresville will be on the southeast corner of Brawley School Road and Williamson Road in the Brawley Commons shopping center. That’s half a mile from the existing Harris Teeter on Town Center Drive.

Both stores will be 49,000 square feet, according to a statement from Publix released Monday. An exact opening date in 2016 was not immediately available.

Publix, which just entered the North Carolina market in February 2014, operates 1,097 stores in six states in the South, including 11 in the Charlotte area. The grocery chain announced last week that it’s opening its newest Charlotte store in South End on April 18.

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