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In Northwest Atlanta, new Publix-anchored development finally preps for opening

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Planned for more than a decade, shopping center at Moores Mill Road is finally nearing completion

A Publix grocery store.
A rendering of the Publix.

A new Publix at the western edge of Atlanta, where Marietta Boulevard meets the Chattahoochee River, is slated to open after a years-long battle for its development.

Plans for the grocery store and a surrounding mixed-use development date back to before the recession. Development was stymied by protracted legal wranglings over a 1000-foot extension of Moores Mill Road from Bolton Road to Marietta Boulevard, in a general area some are referring to as the Upper Westside these days.

The issues were finally resolved last year, and construction began on the 70,000-square-foot commercial development, anchored by the 45,600-square-foot Publix.

According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, the grocery store will open at the end of the month.

Beyond the supermarket, the development will also include 345 multifamily residences, which are currently in the works.

The development represents a major shift—from light industrial to residential and commercial—in the neighborhood. Just across the street, plans are already taking shape for another retail center.

With the growing popularity of this side of town, expect to see more developments follow suit.