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Publix to open Statesville store in 2017

Publix will open its first Statesville store in 2017.
Publix will open its first Statesville store in 2017. jkomer@charlotteobserver.com

Florida-based Publix will open its first Statesville store in 2017.

The grocery store chain said Tuesday it’s executed a lease on a 45,000 square-foot space in the North Pointe Shopping Center at the intersection of Turnersburg Highway and North Pointe Boulevard.

An exact opening date was not immediately available.

Publix began its foray into the North Carolina market in 2014 with a store in Ballantyne. It’s been expanding aggressively, most recently with a store in South End that opened this spring. The grocer has said it will open another in Cotswold in 2017 and recently indicated interest in an uptown location, too.

The chain also has said it will open stores in Lake Wylie and Concord this year and, in 2016 it will open stores in Prosperity Village, Mooresville and Gastonia.

Last year, Publix was the No. 6 grocery store in the Charlotte metro area by market share. The grocer operates 14 stores in greater Charlotte, which includes Fort Mill, Indian Land and Rock Hill.

Katherine Peralta: 704-358-5079, @katieperalta

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