By WSBTV.com News Staff
Local leaders say a new Publix grocery store could help transform Atlanta’s Summerhill neighborhood.
The grocery store will be built on Hank Aaron Drive across the street from Georgia State’s stadium, the former Turner Field.
Branch Properties announced this week that it purchased more than four acres for the project. The 50,000-square-foot grocery store will exhibit the traditional Publix layout, including a pharmacy and deli with indoor seating.
“We are thrilled to pass this milestone in our vision to bring the Summerhill neighborhood a much-needed, accessible retail destination with a quality grocery store option,” said Branch Chief Investment Officer Jesse Shannon. “Carter has continued to make significant investments in the community, and Branch is proud to be a partner in the ongoing story of the area.”
The Publix is expected to open in 2023.