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Publix to open Lake Wylie store Nov. 11

Publix will open a new store in Lake Wylie on Nov. 11
Publix will open a new store in Lake Wylie on Nov. 11 jkomer@charlotteobserver.com

Publix will open its first Lake Wylie store at Landing Station on Nov. 11 at 7 a.m.

The new supermarket is at 158 Highway 274 in a spot formerly home to a Bi-Lo grocery store, which was demolished earlier this year. Publix purchased the Landing Station plaza from Rivercrest Realty in spring 2014.

Florida-based Publix has been expanding rapidly throughout the Carolinas, competing closely with Matthews-based Harris Teeter. Publix opened a South End store this spring and also will open a store in Concord this year. In 2016, the grocer plans to open stores in Prosperity Village, Mooresville and Gastonia. Publix also recently indicated interest in an uptown location.

Publix was the No. 6 grocery store in the Charlotte metro area by market share in 2014. The grocer operates 14 stores in greater Charlotte, which includes Fort Mill, Indian Land and Rock Hill.

Katherine Peralta: 704-358-5079, @katieperalta