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Publix in Apex opens today

Posted February 8

Publix store front

— Apex shoppers will have an additional grocery option starting Wednesday, February 8, when the new Publix has their Grand Opening!

"The Publix supermarket located at 1441 Kelly Road in Apex, NC will welcome customers and continue passing on the Publix spirit at its grand opening scheduled for Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 7 a.m." according to Kim Reynolds, Publix Media and Community Relations Manager.

Opening Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Opening Time: 7:00 a.m. There will be a ribbon cutting at 6:45 and Sydney Mccoy, Young Miss NC Spot Fish Queen, will be singing the National Anthem and local Apex officials will be in attendance.

Store Location:

Publix Pointe
1441 Kelly Road
Apex, NC 27502

During the Grand Opening, they will be sampling heavily all day and giving away a specially designed reusable bag at check-out while supplies last. I have been to their store openings and the samples are wonderful!

Upcoming Publix Locations

Publix opened their first Triangle location in October 2014 at 1020 Bradford Plaza Way, Cary, NC 27519 at the corner of High House Road and Davis Drive. Since then, 2 more stores have opened including one at 3480 Kildaire Farm Rd. in Cary and one at The Shoppes at Heritage Village, 1030 Forestville Rd in Wake Forest.

Publix expects to open a number of additional stores in the area in 2016 and 2017 including:

Cary location at the corner of Green Level Church Rd & Carpenter Fire Station Rd. (no opening date specified on their website).

Raleigh location at Leesville Rd & Strickland Rd opening in 2018.

Fayetteville location at NWC Raeford Rd & Fairfield Rd (no date specified).

Greenville location at NEC Greenville Blvd & Arlington Blvd in 2017.

Possible Durham location in 2018.

You can see additional information on upcoming Publix openings on their website.

North Carolina Publix locations do not double coupons. You can see their full coupon policy on their website.

Publix was founded in 1930 in Winter Haven, Florida, by George W. Jenkins. Publix is privately owned and operated by its 178,500 employees, with 2014 sales of $30.6 billion. Currently Publix has over 1,110 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina.


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  • Midtown and Down Feb 8, 2017

    Wow Young Miss NC Spot Fish Queen...pulling out all the stops

  • smcallah Feb 8, 2017

    Wow, Greenville getting a Publix before there is one in Raleigh.

    The North Raleigh peeps on Falls of Nuese Rd screwed that up when they said they didn't want the big store near Falls and Durant.

    Now they'll all still go to the one at Leesville and Strickland.

  • snarky Feb 8, 2017

    Christmas, Lake Eola ORL, a spicy girl with glowing string bulb lights around her neck pointed me to a single use camera. The grocer that saved Florida. Answers your thang, we got answers?:-)

  • snarky Feb 8, 2017

    If they won't fine tune their management culture to NC dynamics how will we know whether we'd miss them? Mind the gap? Eye say.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Feb 7, 2017

    ocracoke222 - that's what the PR person in Apex said today. The Apex store looks great! I am sure you will love the Hickory store. They have super BOGO deals coupled with coupons! And if you go tomorrow, there should be heavy samples. The ones at the media preview today were fabulous! I'll have photos posted this evening. You can see a video on the Smart Shopper FB page here:

  • ocracoke222 Feb 7, 2017

    Publix in Hickory is opening on that same day! Can hardly wait! Statesville will be opening soon, as well.