Publix Opens First-Ever Downtown Nashville, Tennessee, Store
NASHVILLE, TN - Publix has been pressing the gas on expansion, recently targeting multiple markets in Virginia and Florida. Now, the retailer is focusing in on a densely-packed urban region, opening its first store in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. The new store is set to open on October 2 at the Capitol View development.
“We are proud to be a part of the new Capitol View mixed-use development in downtown Nashville,” Brenda Reid, Media and Community Relations Manager for the Publix Atlanta division. “We look forward to serving our new customers and becoming an integral part of the town and surrounding communities.”
The 27,000-square-foot-store will be located at the base of a six-story downtown Nashville building at the intersection of Charlotte Avenue and 11th Avenue North, according to Nashville Business Journal. Expected to generate 120 new jobs, the new store will feature all the bells and whistles of other Publix stores, including a full-service deli, full-service pharmacy, and more, the news source reports.
Nashville is a booming Southern metropolis, with a record number of residents ripe for the retail picking. While Publix is eager to enter the region, it is not the only retailer to express interest in the area, as Whole Foods is reportedly working on opening its own downtown Nashville location by the end of the year. According to Fox 17 Nashville, the new Whole Foods store is set to open on the ground floor of a new 26-story luxury apartment building that has been in the works since 2017.
With two big-name retailers claiming space in the downtown area, will this growing market become oversaturated? AndNowUKnow will keep you posted.