Need some rumor control on the latest grocery news circulating: heard that Publix grocery store is coming to the old Kmart shopping center on Hendersonville Road near Gerber Village. Last year, Publix announced plans to open a grocery store in Charlotte in 2014. The company made no secret of the fact that it planned to move quickly into other parts of North Carolina. And back in April, I heard that Publix was scouting locations in Asheville.
Again, this comes as Trader Joe’s and Harris Teeter are under construction on Merrimon Avenue, and with Whole Foods planning its first Asheville store on Tunnel Road. There’s also Katuah Market being planned for Biltmore Village.
So, what say you? Anyone have any more detail on Publix? What do you think of a south location?