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Old 02-21-2011, 11:47 AM
 
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Default Whole Foods and Publix still coming?

I'm hoping both of these grocery stores are still coming to the Charlotte area. I haven't heard much lately. Any updated news?
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Old 02-21-2011, 12:11 PM
 
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Whole Foods is coming to the Southpark area near Philips Place according to this (http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2010/11/04/1809552/whole-foods-coming-to-charlotte.html - broken link)article. They've already signed a lease for a 42,000 sq. ft. store so I imagine it's just a matter of days before construction begins.

Publix, on the other hand has made no recent effort to come into Charlotte as far as I know. Too bad, I really like them.
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC
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Whole Foods is coming to the Southpark area near Philips Place according to this (http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2010/11/04/1809552/whole-foods-coming-to-charlotte.html - broken link)article. They've already signed a lease for a 42,000 sq. ft. store so I imagine it's just a matter of days before construction begins.

Publix, on the other hand has made no recent effort to come into Charlotte as far as I know. Too bad, I really like them.
Publix has. They are trying to put a location in Fort Mill around Gold Hill and Pleasant.
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Old 02-21-2011, 08:58 PM
 
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^OK, well that's good to know. From my location at Southpark, I doubt I will drive to Ft Mill though but I'm sure many extreme South Charlotteans would. Also, if they can develop a stronghold in the outlying areas, that could possibly set the stage for moving into the Charlotte city limits. I'm reminded of how Harris Teeter's move into the Publix/Kroger domain of Atlanta & Marietta didn't always pan out. My Dad lived in Marietta for about 30 years and back in 2003, a brand new shopping center opened up, anchored by a Harris Teeter. It was right across the street from a very busy Publix. In less than 2 years, that HT closed, only to find out several of Atlanta area HT's closed. I hope Publix's fate won't follow the same path if they come here.
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Old 02-21-2011, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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^OK, well that's good to know. From my location at Southpark, I doubt I will drive to Ft Mill though but I'm sure many extreme South Charlotteans would. Also, if they can develop a stronghold in the outlying areas, that could possibly set the stage for moving into the Charlotte city limits. I'm reminded of how Harris Teeter's move into the Publix/Kroger domain of Atlanta & Marietta didn't always pan out. My Dad lived in Marietta for about 30 years and back in 2003, a brand new shopping center opened up, anchored by a Harris Teeter. It was right across the street from a very busy Publix. In less than 2 years, that HT closed, only to find out several of Atlanta area HT's closed. I hope Publix's fate won't follow the same path if they come here.
I think Charlotte is such a stronghold for Harris Teeter that Publix will not be able to gain a foothold in the area. The only real threat to Harris Teeter is Wal-Mart, which could be a serious threat if they ever expand into Charlotte with their Neighborhood Market concept. What is the grocery market like in the SC suburbs? The only hope Publix has is going into an under-served area. In Charlotte proper with their being a Harris Teeter, Food Lion, or Bi-Lo on every corner, many times across the street from each other, I don't see it happening.

Out of curiosity, what does Publix bring to the table that's any different from Harris Teeter, Food Lion, Bi-Lo, Lowe's Foods, Bloom, or any of the other grocery chains already here?
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:12 PM
 
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What is the grocery market like in the SC suburbs?
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Old 02-22-2011, 04:33 AM
 
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Out of curiosity, what does Publix bring to the table that's any different from Harris Teeter, Food Lion, Bi-Lo, Lowe's Foods, Bloom, or any of the other grocery chains already here?

I shopped Publix exclusively for 8 years in South Florida, I find them to be very similar to Harris Teeter, they're a nice grocery chain and they take care of there help.
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Old 02-22-2011, 05:31 AM
 
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Supposedly publix in doing fort mill, rock hill, and I hear they have space in IndianLand on 521 near Sun City.
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Old 02-22-2011, 05:32 AM
 
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"very similar" is not exactly filling a market niche...
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Old 02-22-2011, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC
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Out of curiosity, what does Publix bring to the table that's any different from Harris Teeter, Food Lion, Bi-Lo, Lowe's Foods, Bloom, or any of the other grocery chains already here?

I shopped Publix exclusively for 8 years in South Florida, I find them to be very similar to Harris Teeter, they're a nice grocery chain and they take care of there help.
They have a similiar look and feel but the differences include Publix is cheaper than Harris Teeter, they carry Boars Head and other high end products, and no grocery chain beats Publix's bakery. I missed them from my family and I using them exclusively for 20+ years living in Florida so I am excited to see them moving into the area. They can't come sooner.

As for grocery stores in the Fort Mill/Steele Creek area, there are a ton. Harris Teeter (2), Bi-Lo (2), Lowes, Super Walmart, Super Target, Bloom, Aldi, and Food Lion; all within 5-10 mile radius from that location. I think what Publix's offers stands out above them all. Nobody does it like Publix in my opinion.

As for Charlotte you would assume if the Fort Mill/Rock Hill locations take off (which they should), the next steps would be to move into the surrounding neighborhoods (union county) into Charlotte. That's my guess.
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