Publix’s second location in the Triangle doesn’t have an opening date yet, but the grocer is holding a job fair this week to hire for its new Cary location.
The job fair is Sunday, April 10, to Wednesday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day at Homewood Suites, 100 MacAlyson Court, Cary. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments may be scheduled at publix.fullslate.com.
The new store will be at Millpond Village, 3480 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary.
A company spokeswoman said Publix will employ 125 to 150 people.
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Florida-based Publix Super Markets announced about a year ago that it would buy two closed Lowes Foods stores, including the one at Millpond Village.
The first Triangle Publix opened in Cary in the Bradford shopping center, a 41-acre mixed-use center at Davis Drive and High House Road. Others are set to open in Apex in 2017 at Olive Chapel Road and Kelly Road and a new shopping center in Wake Forest.
Meanwhile, talks are continuing between Cary residents and The Sembler Company, a developer who seeks to build a Publix-anchored shopping center in western Cary. Residents have expressed concerns about the proposed Amberly Village, though the rezoning has yet to come before the Cary Town Council.
The new Publix joins an already crowded Cary market of grocers with at least 26 major supermarkets in town.
Wegmans has announced its interest in opening its first North Carolina store in Cary near Cary Towne Center, setting off a frenzy among local shoppers who have been pining for a store closer than the nearest one 200 miles away in Virginia. Wegmans hasn’t commented on plans beyond confirming its intent to open here.