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Publix closes on new store location in Williamsburg

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Publix Super Markets Inc. announced Monday that it has closed on the purchase of the former Martin’s grocery store in Williamsburg. The purchase price was not disclosed.

This store, at 4660 Monticello Ave., marks the first location for Publix in southeastern Virginia. A grand opening will depend on the scope of the remodel and completion of the store’s construction.  The store is expected to employ 140 associates.

“Further expanding into southeastern Virginia aligns with Publix’s aggressive growth plan for the commonwealth of Virginia,” Kim Reynolds, Publix media and community relations manager, said in a statement.

Publix currently operates eight stores in the Richmond metro area.

Publix is privately owned and operated by its 188,000 employees, with 2016 sales of $34 billion. Currently the Lakeland, Fla.- based company has 1,162 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.

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