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Publix moves one step closer to Northern Virginia

The popular Florida-based grocery store brand continues to expand in Virginia.

Publix, the popular Florida-based grocery store brand, is continuing its slow, steady trek up Interstate 95 towards Northern Virginia. This summer, the brand announced they are opening a store in the Stafford Va. area, its northernmost location yet.

Longtime readers of The Burn know that Publix was close to entering the Loudoun County market several years ago. There was serious talk they were going to take over the old Broadlands’ Safeway spot (now ALDI and the upcoming LA Fitness). But the deal didn’t go through and we were told at the time that Publix was putting off plans to enter the greater DC market for a while

Meanwhile, the company has moved aggressively into other parts of Virginia with 15 locations, primarily in the Richmond market. Apart from the Stafford announcement, the furthest north Publix store currently is the Fredericksburg location.

A supermarket’s decisions on growth is often based on delivery routes, supply lines and warehouse locations. Publix needs to have infrastructure in place to service its stores and slow growth out of the Richmond area up I-95 could be allowing them to build that.

We continue to hear buzz that Publix will eventually enter the immediate DC area, and Publix fans (who are legion) can hope that will mean some Loudoun County stores. The brand is famous for their customer service as well as its fried chicken, sub sandwiches (“Pub Subs”) and iced tea.

Stay tuned. Our #PublixWatchLoudoun continues.

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9 Comments
  1. Ken Lam 2 years ago
    Reply

    Yeah! Pub-sub way better than most sandwich shops!

  2. Simon 2 years ago
    Reply

    I’m in Florida right now and the Publix in coconut creek is a pit. Not sure what the appeal will be in northern Virginia.

  3. Carol Willoughby 7 months ago
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    Come to Roanoke please and give Kroger a run for their money. I’m from Atlanta and you win hands down over Kroger!!!!! Hurry!!!!

  4. Carol Willoughby 7 months ago
    Reply

    Come to Roanoke please and give Kroger a run for their money. I’m from Atlanta and you win hands down over Kroger!!!!! Hurry!!!!

  5. Carol Willoughby 7 months ago
    Reply

    Come to Roanoke please and give Kroger a run for their money. I’m from Atlanta and you win hands down over Kroger!!!!! Hurry!!!!

  6. Jose Palenque 2 months ago
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    I was Born in Florida and raised in Tampa, and Publix has always been a type of Family-based, high quality, very modern, and diversified grocery store. If I had to compare Publix to another favorite store, it would be a Wegman’s. Publix is much cheaper in prices, but same quality products, especially in the Spanish section, they have a huge variety of sandwiches made-to-order with the finest deli meats, and their bakery has a large selection of pastries made from tropical fruits grown in Florida.
    Also, since the grand opening in 1930, the owner of Publix placed a large industrial scale as a icon in every store for customers to use in weighing their goods and luggage when traveling in/out of Florida.
    Now, after living in Ashburn for nearly 10 years…I hope Publix decides to invest in our area. And, a perfect location would be at the corner of Ryan Road and Loudoun County Parkway, where the old Harris Teeter once stood, now closed and vacant.

  7. Jose Palenque 2 months ago
    Reply

    I was Born in Florida and raised in Tampa, and Publix has always been a type of Family-based, high quality, very modern, and diversified grocery store. If I had to compare Publix to another favorite store, it would be a Wegman’s. Publix is much cheaper in prices, but same quality products, especially in the Spanish section, they have a huge variety of sandwiches made-to-order with the finest deli meats, and their bakery has a large selection of pastries made from tropical fruits grown in Florida.
    Also, since the grand opening in 1930, the owner of Publix placed a large industrial scale as a icon in every store for customers to use in weighing their goods and luggage when traveling in/out of Florida.
    Now, after living in Ashburn for nearly 10 years…I hope Publix decides to invest in our area. And, a perfect location would be at the corner of Ryan Road and Loudoun County Parkway, where the old Harris Teeter once stood, now closed and vacant.

  8. Jose Palenque 2 months ago
    Reply

    I was Born in Florida and raised in Tampa, and Publix has always been a type of Family-based, high quality, very modern, and diversified grocery store. If I had to compare Publix to another favorite store, it would be a Wegman’s. Publix is much cheaper in prices, but same quality products, especially in the Spanish section, they have a huge variety of sandwiches made-to-order with the finest deli meats, and their bakery has a large selection of pastries made from tropical fruits grown in Florida.
    Also, since the grand opening in 1930, the owner of Publix placed a large industrial scale as a icon in every store for customers to use in weighing their goods and luggage when traveling in/out of Florida.
    Now, after living in Ashburn for nearly 10 years…I hope Publix decides to invest in our area. And, a perfect location would be at the corner of Ryan Road and Loudoun County Parkway, where the old Harris Teeter once stood, now closed and vacant.

  9. Jose Palenque 2 months ago
    Reply

    I was Born in Florida and raised in Tampa, and Publix has always been a type of Family-based, high quality, very modern, and diversified grocery store. If I had to compare Publix to another favorite store, it would be a Wegman’s. Publix is much cheaper in prices, but same quality products, especially in the Spanish section, they have a huge variety of sandwiches made-to-order with the finest deli meats, and their bakery has a large selection of pastries made from tropical fruits grown in Florida.
    Also, since the grand opening in 1930, the owner of Publix placed a large industrial scale as a icon in every store for customers to use in weighing their goods and luggage when traveling in/out of Florida.
    Now, after living in Ashburn for nearly 10 years…I hope Publix decides to invest in our area. And, a perfect location would be at the corner of Ryan Road and Loudoun County Parkway, where the old Harris Teeter once stood, now closed and vacant.

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