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Publix to open Harrisburg store in 2017

jkomer@charlotteobserver.com

Publix will open a new store in 2017 in Harrisburg, which is about 20 miles northeast of Charlotte.

The supermarket at SEC Highway 49 and Roberta Road Extension will be approximately 49,000 square feet, the Florida-based grocery chain said this week. The new store will employ between 125 and 150.

An exact opening date was not immediately available.

Publix began its rapid growth in the Charlotte market in early 2014 with its first store in Ballantyne. It’s since aggressively opened stores all over the state, often close to rival Harris Teeter.

Publix opened a Concord store last month and now operates 15 stores in greater Charlotte, which includes Fort Mill, Indian Land and Rock Hill. The supermarket chain was the No. 6 grocery store in the Charlotte metro area by market share in 2014, according to sales-tracking firm Chain Store Guide.

Katherine Peralta: 704-358-5079, @katieperalta

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