Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Publix: South End store 'a rumor'

A Publix spokeswoman declined to comment on reports that land along South Boulevard has been put under contract for a future grocery store.

The Charlotte Business Journal has reported that land went under contract to a limited liability company manged by Scott MacLaren, senior vice president of the real estate investments group at Stiles, a commercial real estate firm that works closely with Publix.

Developers and their associates regularly, and quietly, put land under contract that they hope to develop.

Spokeswoman Maria Brous said the grocer has no definite plans to open a store in South End.

"That is just a rumor," Brous said Wednesday morning.

She said the company's only signed deal for a store in Charlotte remains the Ballantyne location, at Providence Road West and Johnston Road.

But Brous did say Publix is still "aggressively looking" for more sites in and around Charlotte. Stiles, which is developing Publix's Ballantyne store, recently partnered with Charlotte-based Levine Properties to develop future projects. Company president, Daniel Levine, declined to comment on a possible South End location for Publix.


Anonymous said...

Please put a Publix in Gaston county !

Ettolrahc said...

Put a 24 hour cam on this property, so we all will know what is happening and when. We need to boost the light rail corridor which has not lived up to its promise.

Oh if you think those tax supported developments are paying taxes yet, be sure to look at the agreement we had with a tax deferment with them.