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Old 04-16-2016, 09:01 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I will wager anyone, that the 5 year survival rate of all these new, more upscales stores, is way less than 100%. Oak Island, Southport, and "Brumswick" County, even with the influx of rich northerners (did not say yankees!), remains a Food Lion/Piggly Wiggly kind of area.
Any supermarket can go upscale as much as it wants. Being conventional and straightforward will win customers. Publix positions itself well in this situation, and makes Food Lion and Piggly Wiggly look bad.
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Old 04-16-2016, 09:06 PM
 
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I think Publix strategy is to have stores in these beach communities for the summer beach traffic. Oak Island has about 15K residents just on the Island in the summer....about 1500 or so during the winter.

If you have ever been to the grocery store at Corrolla you know how much money they make in the summer...its crazy how many people go through there.

So Publix locates in the big cities and then at the beach, where the folks from the big cities rent a house for a week in the summer.

I could see Publix' strategy to use these smaller stores up the coast as well...Carolina Beach, Surf City, Emerald Isle, Atlantic Beach, Nags Head, Kitty Hawk and Corrolla....there is a market there...and I know Corrolla doesn't have a pharmacy, you have to drive about 30 minutes to Southern Shores.

Kind of throws that Food Lion and Piggly Wiggly mindset out the window when you are marketing to the tourists...
Publix's smaller prototype stores allows it to open a quantity of quality stores in existing and new markets. Most of its new stores are 46m (46,000 square feet) or 49m (49,000 square feet). The 38m (38,000 square feet) prototype may be making a return.

Publix's clientele along the coast may be between permanent residents and vacationers.
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Old 04-17-2016, 02:26 PM
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What "new, more upscales" (sic) stores are you referring to? Publix? Its a giant chain...the new store on OKI would have to perform really poorly to close it. Even if it doesn't meet its pro forma, its one small store out of many, and the more profitable stores can easily subsidize it. Plus, I'm sure they're signing a long lease, so they'd have to pay rent even if they close it.

In addition, your premise is incorrect, imo.
We will see.
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Old 06-26-2016, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Southport, NC
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From a post yesterday on an Oak Island, NC FB group -- take it for what its worth: "I received an e-mail from the mayor. She said the [Oak Island Publix] developer is waiting on the new flood maps that will place the site in a lesser flood category. Then construction will start."
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Old 06-26-2016, 05:35 PM
 
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From a post yesterday on an Oak Island, NC FB group -- take it for what its worth: "I received an e-mail from the mayor. She said the [Oak Island Publix] developer is waiting on the new flood maps that will place the site in a lesser flood category. Then construction will start."
If Publix officially announces the Oak Island Marketplace store, the store could open by late 2017 or early 2018.
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Old 06-26-2016, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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From a post yesterday on an Oak Island, NC FB group -- take it for what its worth: "I received an e-mail from the mayor. She said the [Oak Island Publix] developer is waiting on the new flood maps that will place the site in a lesser flood category. Then construction will start."
This is what the developer told me back in January. I believe I posted this on another thread. This block is supposed to be rezoned in the new flood maps.
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Old 06-26-2016, 05:52 PM
 
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This is what the developer told me back in January. I believe I posted this on another thread. This block is supposed to be rezoned in the new flood maps.
Where in the process are the new flood zones?
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Old 06-26-2016, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I have no idea. Last I heard they were hoping for May but I haven't heard anything. Looking at the flood maps online the changes are still marked as preliminary.
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Old 08-02-2016, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Southport, NC
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This property now has a sign that says, "Grocery Anchored Retail Space", with the name and number for developer Bell-Moore Group of Charlotte. A concept drawing for the Oak Island Marketplace is on the Bell-Moore website: Bell Moore Group, Inc.
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Old 02-09-2017, 10:33 AM
 
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Plans for Oak Island Market Place have been submitted to the town of Oak Island. Plans show a 28,000-square-foot Publix supermarket and 7,000 square feet of adjacent retail.

Oak Island Town Council will have a meeting Thursday, 16 February 2017, in regards to closing parts of Southeast 50th Street and Southeast 51st Street.

Further reading
Walsh, Bill. "It's official: Publix proposed in Oak Island." Oak Island, North Carolina: Wilmington StarNews. 9 February 2017.
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