Publix ready to open its second Knoxville store

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Another new business is all set to open in Knoxville. Publix Super Markets will open its second area location Thursday, January 17.

The first Publix store opened in August in the Northshore Town Center Plaza. The second will make its home in Turkey Creek. It's a 49,000-square-foot store offering conventional grocery items as well as natural and organic products, all in one place.

Publix also offers a full-service meat department, allowing customers to have their order cut any way they like; a full-service seafood department featuring fresh wild- and farm-raised fish; a produce department with organic and conventionally grown items, including seasonal fruits and vegetables and exotic selections from around the world; a bakery department with cakes, cookies, pies, and traditional and specialty breads. There's also a deli department featuring Boar's Head meats and cheeses, cured sausages, prosciutto and antipastos, plus artisan cheeses; a salad bar with dozens of selections and a soup bar perfect for lunch. Apron's Simple Meals will offer customers two recipes each week, complete with live cooking demonstrations and access to all the ingredients.

Publix also offers an Event Planning Center to help people putting together any special occasion, a full-service pharmacy with drive-thru, and a HealthNotes kiosk with information on health solutions, vitamins and supplements.

The first 1,000 customers to visit the store opening day will receive a free Publix re-usable grand opening grocery bag, and free flowers. The first 25 customers to spend $50 or more will receive a free bag of groceries valued at $25. The grand opening also offers activities for children including a magician, balloon artist and caricature artist, plus the chance to win great prizes like a $100 gift card, cakes, deli platter and items from the meat and seafood departments.

Doors open at 7:00 a.m. on January 17.

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