As it continues its initial wave of stores around the region, grocery chain Publix has grabbed a chunk of land in the suburbs for another new location.
The grocer last week closed on the $1.9 million purchase of three plots totaling 6 acres near the intersection of Hull Street Road and Otterdale Road in Chesterfield County.
The site will house a 50,000-square-foot store, Publix announced last week, to be built along with an additional 17,700 square feet of retail space in a new development headed by Harris Development Partners.
Dubbed Publix at Cosby Village, the new store will be the company’s second in Chesterfield County. It’s first at Harbour Pointe Village Shopping Center is set to open Nov. 4. Publix did not say when the Cosby Village store might open.
The Florida-based chain entered the Richmond market last year with a deal to take over a swath of Martin’s stores that were ordered to be sold off as a result of the merger between Ahold and Delhaize Group. The last Martin’s’ stores in the Richmond region closed in August.
To date, Publix has opened six stores locally, with two planned to open this week – at Harbour Pointe and in the Colonial Square Shopping Center in Colonial Heights.
Another new-to-market grocer dropped a similar amount on land in Chesterfield earlier this year. In June, Lidl paid $1.73 million for 7.5 acres at 6030 Iron Bridge Road. The German grocer has not announced any further plans for the land.