Publix is Building Another New Store On this Corner in Opelika, Alabama

Opelika, Alabama, will soon have a new shopping landmark. Residents can look forward to a brand-new Publix Supermarket occupying a prime spot in a forthcoming shopping center. This project is located on a previously untouched 12-acre site at the southwest corner of U.S. 280 (Birmingham Hwy) and Veterans Parkway. MAB American Management LLC is developing this venture.

The new Publix will be on the southwest corner of U.S. 280 (Birmingham Hwy) and Veterans Parkway
The new Publix will be on the southwest corner of U.S. 280 (Birmingham Hwy) and Veterans Parkway

The shopping center will cover an impressive 65,000 square feet. Publix Supermarket will take up a substantial 49,000 square feet of this space. Publix has a rich history dating back to its foundation in 1930 by George W. Jenkins. Since its beginnings in Winter Haven, Florida, the supermarket chain has grown exponentially. Today, Publix boasts over 1,200 locations across seven southeastern states: Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia.

Opelika City Hall Memorial

Publix offers a comprehensive selection of groceries, including fresh produce, bakery and deli items, meat and seafood, and health and beauty products. Many locations also feature pharmacies and liquor stores, enhancing the convenience for shoppers.

Location History

The corner of U.S. 280 and Veterans Parkway, where the shopping center is being developed, was created in the late 1990s when Veterans Parkway was paved. Since then, this 12-acre site has remained untouched and undeveloped. Its transformation into a bustling shopping center, anchored by a high-quality supermarket like Publix, marks the first major development for the site.

1997 Google aerial image during Veterans Pkwy construction.
Same view 15 years later.
Street View image of the future Publix location from the Veterans Pkwy and Birmingham Hwy intersection.

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Last Updated on May 31, 2024 by F. E. Mufute

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