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Publix sets opening date for newest Charlotte-area store

The newly constructed Publix in Denver, about 21 miles northwest of uptown Charlotte, opens March 14. The store in South End is pictured here.
The newly constructed Publix in Denver, about 21 miles northwest of uptown Charlotte, opens March 14. The store in South End is pictured here. jkomer@charlotteobserver.com

Publix is opening its newest Charlotte-area grocery store March 14.

The Florida-based supermarket chain said in a statement this week that the new store in Denver, about 21 miles northwest of uptown Charlotte and near Lake Norman, will host its grand opening that day at 7 a.m.

The newly constructed 49,000 square-foot store is in the Cambridge Village shopping center, a mixed-use development under construction off NC Highway 73.

Publix, Charlotte’s No. 4 grocery chain, entered the North Carolina market with its first store in Ballantyne in 2014. The grocery chain has been growing its local footprint aggressively since then.

Publix competes most closely with Matthews-based Harris Teeter – that’s why you’ll often see their stores in close proximity to one another. The new Publix in Denver, for instance, is less than a mile from a Harris Teeter down the road.

Publix opened its latest area location Wednesday in Sherrills Ford, also in the Lake Norman area.

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