Emory Commons Publix Will Become “Brand New” Tonight

If you’re a frequent shopper at the Emory Commons Publix, you may have noticed some minor renovations in the space over the last few months.  Well, apparently you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.  DecaturMomof3 writes in…

Not sure if this is enough news to post, but the Emory Publix is closing tonight at 7 and will reopen tomorrow morning as a “brand new Publix” according to my cashier today. They have about 200 employees staying to work overnight to do inventory and improve the store.

Count me in as officially intrigued.  What will this brand-new Publix offer and look like??

With Avondale Publix a No Go, Could the Grocery Store Surface Elsewhere?

From Patch

Chances are “slim to none” that Century Retail will develop a mixed-use shopping development in Avondale Estates, said city commissioner Michael Payne during the Jan. 19 work session at Avondale city hall.

Florida-based Century Retail was slated to develop the four-block area between Avondale Road and Franklin Street, from the Peach State Federal Credit Union to the old Ray’s TV Shop near Center Street. Those plans have been at a standstill while Century reorganizes under Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization.

The city is considering cancelling the development agreement with Century and may look to do so at its upcoming regular commission meeting on Jan. 24.

If Publix is still interested in a location in this general area, it seems like it could be a potentially great anchor store for the unbuilt Avondale MARTA Station development or perhaps even a bit further north at the vacant DeVry property.  And before you scoff at my mixed-use daydreams, remember that Publix has already shown an open-mind to higher density development with its GA Tech and Atlantic Station locations – not to mentioned this lower-density, unbuilt Century Retail development.

Emory Publix’s Selection Rather Limited

Heather sent in this photo from the Emory Commons Publix produce section about 30 minutes ago.

Pics of the meat and juice selection after the jump.

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The Death of the Downtown Grocery Dream?

Winnona Park Stud writes in…

You have been clamoring for a downtown grocery store.  Publix is moving into downtown Avondale Estates.

It will anchor a large mixed use development. with 2 to 3 Publix hovering on Decatur’s perimeter and a lil’ Kroger squarely within the critical zone, is this the nail in the downtown decatur grocery store dream coffin?

Publix Suntrust Robbed, Decatur & DeKalb Police Looking For Suspect

Kathy forwards this note from the CGLNA listserv…

Hi everyone;

I was just driving to my mother’s house down Superior and saw lots of Decatur Police cars. Then a DeKalb County police car motioned for me to pull over. She asked me if I had seen a black man wearing a tan hat and white shirt. . . I said I had not. She said he had just robbed the SunTrust at Publix and that they know he is in the neighborhood behind the shopping center but can’t find him. I asked if he was armed and she said no. I asked if anyone had been hurt and she said no. She said the helicopter is also in the neighborhood looking for him.

Just wanted you to know if case you see anyone with this description.

Also, please keep doors locked!

I’ll see what kind of details I can get from DPD.

Publix To Recycle Unbought Perishables

Nothing like a little recycling news to start the weekend…

Fruits, veggies, meat and bread that once may have ended up in the trash, will soon be recycled thanks to a new partnership between Publix Supermarkets and Organic Recovery, according to a blurb in yesterday’s Atlanta Business Chronicle.