According to a public notice from the City of Greensboro in the News and Record, Publix Super Markets, Inc. wants to build a distribution center in the city.

The company made a request to the city for an economic incentive grant to build a new regional distribution center. The center will span about 1.8 million square feet and will include distribution facility for both dry and refrigerated goods. The notice also states that the company intends to file a petition to annex the property located in the vicinity of Birch Creek Road.

Company representative Brenda Reid sent WFMY News 2 this statement:

“We are currently evaluating several potential sites, including a site in Greensboro. As with all potential sites, we are in the process of conducting our due diligence, which does include pursuing available incentives.”

The company is also requesting that the City provide water service to the property from the existing water lines in Burlington Road and sewer service to the property from the existing outfall west of Knox Road. If approved, the facility will add about 1000 jobs and $400,000,000.00 in estimated capital investment by the company.

Publix announced in January it will be opening a store in Greensboro. Neighboring cities Winston-Salem and High Point already have Publix.

The public hearing is scheduled for 5:30pm, Tuesday, March 20, at the Greensboro City council's regular meeting.

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