New Publix coming to Cave Spring area of Roanoke County

This is the first of the chain coming to Southwest Virginia

(Courtesy: Publix Supermarkets)

CAVE SPRING, Va.UPDATE

We’ve now learned that a Publix grocery store is officially coming to Roanoke County.

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Publix media officials shared the news on Wednesday, saying that the new Publix Super Market will be located on the Southwest corner of Brambleton Ave. and Old Cave Spring Road.

We’re told the store will be 50,324 square feet and will create around 130 new jobs for the area.

Roughly a year ago, there was a great deal of speculation circulating throughout the community after the Board of Supervisors voted to rezone the land for retail use.

[PREVIOUS REPORT: New retail zone in Roanoke County sparks controversy]

Publix was founded in 1930 in Florida, according to their website. The company is one of the ten largest-volume supermarket chains in the country, with stores all across the Southwest U.S. region.

The majority of Publix stores are located in the Sunshine State. There are currently only 19 stores located in Virginia, with most in the Richmond area, according to the site.

The Publix coming to Roanoke County will be the first in Southwest Virginia.

10 News spoke with community members on Tuesday. See how some neighbors reacted to the speculation here.

A timeline for the construction of the grocery store was not available.


ORIGINAL STORY

A popular grocery store chain may be headed to Roanoke County.

Publix, a Florida-based supermarket chain that’s known for its sweet deals, has purchased land near Brambleton Avenue and Old Cave Spring Road, according to county leaders.

Roughly a year ago, there was a great deal of speculation circulating throughout the community after the Board of Supervisors voted to rezone the land for retail use.

[PREVIOUS REPORT: New retail zone in Roanoke County sparks controversy]

However, at the time, the name of the new business had not been released. Despite this, many community members voiced their concerns about the idea of bringing another grocery store to the area, some claiming that it would have a negative effect on traffic.

Others were in support of the notion and said that it would be a great addition to the Roanoke Valley.

10 News is working for you to get in contact with the company for more details on the timeline of the project.

This would be the first Publix in Southwest Virginia.

We will continue to update this article as we learn more.

Stay with 10 News as this news story develops.


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