Publix is getting close to opening in Lake Wylie. But first, it is open for applicants.
The company is holding a three-day hiring session Sept. 3-6. Walk-ins or registered applicants can visit Embassy Suites Charlotte/Ayrsley 9 a.m.-6 p.m. each day. There are 60 part-time openings in all departments.
“The store will have all of the traditional departments including a full-service Publix bakery, Publix deli, meat and seafood department, as well as produce with deliveries daily, floral, wine, specialty cheeses from around the world and Apron’s Simple Meals,” said company spokeswoman Kimberly Reynolds.
What the store doesn’t yet have is an opening date.
“The store will be opening early fourth quarter,” Reynolds said.
In October 2013, the company announced it would open at 158 Highway 274, previously a Bi-Lo location. The store was one of 11 Publix planned to open in the Charlotte area by late 2015. Now there are 18 stores opening through 2017, including sites in Steele Creek at Steele Creek Crossing and Whitehall Commons.
Construction on the 49,000-square-foot Lake Wylie supermarket meant the relocation of several businesses in the shopping center, and months of limited parking access for the half dozen businesses still there.
Daniel Moon has both perspectives. Regal Cleaners had to relocate, so Moon moved it to nearby Shoppes at the Landing. Moon said it’s close enough to be be inconvenienced by construction traffic, but he hopes he is close enough to draw more business when Publix opens.
“When they open, maybe it’ll help us,” he said.
Richard Winter, owner of Aim Mail Centers, is glad to see the construction nearing an end.
“I’m glad Publix is coming in,” he said.
Winter is looking ahead to more customers in his store when Publix opens.
“We’ll be back to (having) an anchor store,” he said.
John Marks: 803-831-8166
Want to go?
A hiring event for the new Lake Wylie Publix is 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 3-6 at Embassy Suites Charlotte/Ayrsley, 1917 Ayrsley Town Boulevard, Charlotte. Walk-ins are welcome, or applicants can avoid lines by registering at publix.fullslate.com.