CHARLOTTE – Publix, the Lakeland, Fla.-based grocery giant, said Thursday that it has signed a lease for a nearly 55,000-square-foot South End supermarket slated to open in late 2014.
Maria Brous, spokeswoman for Publix, said that the start date for construction hasn’t been determined because the store still has to go through the permitting process.
Once built, the grocery store will anchor a shopping center called the Shops at South Line, which is being developed by Stiles Development, another Florida company, according to Brous.
The Shops at South Line will be built at the intersection of South Boulevard and Iverson Way, and Brous said it will be designed as a traditional grocery-based shopping center, with the supermarket as a main anchor and smaller, complementary stores built around. None of the other stores in the center have been announced.
The South End store will be the grocer’s second location in Charlotte. Earlier this year, Publix announced its first store in Charlotte, at Providence Road West and Johnston Road. That store is scheduled to open in early 2014.