New Publix in Cross Country Plaza opens for business

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – The new Publix in Cross County Plaza off Macon Road celebrated Wednesday morning with a grand opening.

Mayor Teresa Tomlinson was on hand for the ribbon cutting.

Shoppers enjoyed picking up some fresh produce and meats in the new Publix.

Publix Grocery Store Manager Jim Evans says, "We are tremendously honored to be a part of what we consider to be renaissance for the Midtown Shopping District. I feel it sends a message--we're here to day. We hope that it sends a message to other retailers to come and be a part of this wonderful shopping center with us."

The store added 25 positions to its 150 member staff.

Store managers say the store have 1,700 more square feet of space compared to the old location.

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