Publix Announces Entry into Virginia with Two New Leases

by Katie Sloan

Bristol and Glen Allen, Va. — Publix Super Markets Inc. has signed two leases for stores in Virginia, which will be the first two stores in the state for the Lakeland, Florida-based grocer.

Publix has leased 54,000 square feet of space at the northeast corner of Lee Highway and Clear Creek Road in Bristol and 49,000 square feet at the northeast corner of Nuckols and Twin Hickory roads in Glen Allen. Grand opening dates for both locations have yet to be determined, but the Bristol store is tentatively planned to open in the fourth quarter of 2017, and the Glen Allen store will follow in 2018.

David Crawford and Kevin South of CBRE|Richmond assisted Publix with market analysis, site selection and leasing for the Glen Allen location. Virginia will mark Publix’s seventh state of operation, and the company is looking ahead to aggressive growth within the state and in its current operating areas of Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina.

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