Publix store opens on South Broad Street

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – After months of planning and construction, a new Publix opened in Chattanooga today.

The store is located on South Broad Street, the same property the Mount Vernon Restaurant called home for years.

Grand opening ceremonies took place at 7 a.m. today.

News 12’s Chip Chapman was there with officials, including Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly.

He spoke about the economic impact the store will have on the area.

“We know 125 jobs for one and it makes for a great anchor down here at the end of the Riverwalk extension that was just completed, and I think you’re going to see a lot more investment in the south broad area so it’s a great project.”

The location on South Broad Street is the seventh Publix store in the Tennessee Valley.

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