Grocery stores and Tex-mex restaurant coming to Cary

Publix has confirmed its fifth Triangle location, which will be located near the 1,100-acre Amberly neighborhood community in west Cary.

The latest confirmed site will be its fourth grocery store location site within the town limits of Cary. It will be located at the northwest corner of the intersection of Green Level Church and Carpenter Fire Station roads, confirms Publix spokeswomanKimberly Reynolds. The property is across the street from the Cary Park Town Center retail center that’s already anchored by a Harris Teeter grocery store.

The news comes on the heels of recent confirmation that New York-based super grocer Wegmans Food Markets wants to open a series of future stores in the Triangle region.

The construction start and opening date for the Amberly store has not been determined, she says.

Publix so far operates only one store in the Triangle – one that opened in 2013 at Bradford in Cary – but it plans to open at least two more stores in the region in 2016. Those will be located on Rogers Road in Wake Forest and another in a former Lowes Foods location at Millpond Village in Cary.

While it’s the company’s fifth confirmed grocery site in the Triangle, the number does not reflect the one that’s still unconfirmed on another property in west Cary that Publix NC LLC acquired in September. That property is about four miles south of the Amberly location on land that’s at the intersection of Green Level West Road and Green Level Church Road.

Publix will occupy a building of about 49,000 square feet and will employ between 125 and 150 full-time and part-time workers when it opens, Reynolds says.

CHUY

The popular, Austin, Texas-based Tex-Mex restaurant chain Chuy’s has confirmed plans to open its second stand-along restaurant at the Parkside Town Commons retail center in west Cary.

Local owner and operator James Fisher stated in a news release that the new Chuy’s (Nasdaq: CHUY) should be ready to open by March 2016.

It will be the fourth Chuy’s location to open in North Carolina. Its first in the Triangle opened at Raleigh’s North Hills in November 2013. The North Hills location employs about 175 people in both full-time and part-time positions.

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