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Publix opening at old Martin’s on Monticello Avenue

Martin’s Food Market announced Wednesday its Williamsburg supermarket will be permanently closing in July. (Courtesy Google Maps)
The former Martin’s Supermarket in Monticello Marketplace will reopen as a Publix. (Courtesy Google Maps)

A supermarket new to the Historic Triangle is opening on Monticello Avenue.

Publix Super Markets Inc. announced in a news release Monday that it has closed on the purchase of the former Martin’s Food Market in the Monticello Marketplace in James City County.

A grand opening date has yet to be determined, as it will depend on the timeline of the remodeling of the building.

The former Martin’s, located at 4660 Monticello Avenue, permanently closed its doors in July.

“Further expanding into southeastern Virginia aligns with Publix’s aggressive growth plan for the commonwealth of Virginia,” said Kim Reynolds, Publix media and community relations manager. “We are looking forward to providing even more residents with the high-quality service and products our customers have come to expect and have earned us recognition throughout the industry.”

Publix operates eight stores in greater Richmond, and this is its first in southeastern Virginia, the release said. Publix has more than 1,100 stores across Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, North and South Carolina and Virginia.

“The County is pleased to have Publix become a part of our community and offer our citizens another option for their grocery purchases,” said County Administrator Bryan Hill in a county press release Monday. “We are excited to have a company committed to customer satisfaction, community involvement and being a top-rated employer come to the join us in James City County.”

The new Publix will employ about 140 employees.

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