The writers of the Feb. 17 Point of View column “Cary on verge of breaking promises” omitted key facts to support their opinion that Publix at Green Level Church Road and Carpenter Fire Station Road in west Cary is detrimental.
The writers cite 18 “possible” shopping centers within a four-mile radius of this location plus an article stating Cary is the “grocery capital of the world.” They conveniently omit that west Cary (west of N.C. 55) has thousands of residences and tens of thousands of residents, yet just one grocery store supporting all those people.
Cary might be the grocery capital of the Triangle, but west Cary has been completely left out of that equation. Publix is desperately needed. Everyone I know in west Cary is excited about Publix at this location.
The writers cite the possible (and debatable) negative effect on 150 homes. Conversely there are thousands of homes that will benefit. That greater good easily supports this development.
When people move to an area, there’s an expectation of commercial services and infrastructure to support the residential presence. Publix is a step forward to remedy that. We look forward to Publix and choices in our community not present now.