34 Miller Street
Winston Salem, NC 27104
Drum roll please, the grand opening for the first Publix in the Piedmont Triad area will be on May 11th. I'm anxiously counting the days until the Winston Salem location opens! Right after the first one opened in the Triangle, we moved to the Triad. I missed my Cary Publix so much that I've been having Hubby bring back food from other locations when he's out of town on business. So it will be so fabulous when we are able to shop at the Winston location. If you haven't been to a Publix before, you should really give it a try. I highly recommend Publix and I'm sure you will find it impressive.
What can you expect from Publix? First, you will notice that they are top noch in customer service! They are super friendly, courteous and helpful and there are plenty of employees to help you. They place your groceries on the conveyer belt for you, ring them up, place them in the cart, take them to your car and load them into your car! If it's raining, they offer umbrellas. If it's busy, they will even help you find the shortest line. If you are ever searching for an item, they will take you right to the item instead of telling you what isle it is in. I can't tell you how many times I've asked for help in other stores, been sent to an aisle and still not been able to find the item. So I really appreciate the extra help their employees offer. Their custom made subs are the most delicious you can find anywhere in North Carolina. Their full service bakery is superb offering fresh baked breads, cakes, birthday cakes, cookies, donuts, bagels, pastries, pies, etc. They offer half pies which is great when you want a treat, but not an entire pie. Their fresh salads and hot soup are incredibly delicious and I hear their fried chicken is also scrumptious. They have freshly made sushi and they will offer to make any at your request, if they don't already have it made. They also answer any questions you may have and help you find what you are looking for. Their meat is of the highest quality and they offer organic meats. At Christmas time Hubby asked the meat department for some fresh, organic prime rib and they cut off a fresh piece for him while he waited. Their Publix brand name products are of the highest quality and less expensive than other brands. Don't forget to check out their international section of foods. You'll find products from different countries that are hard to find in the US. They offer samples throughout the store including their weekly recipe. They offer a free recipe card each week and have all the ingredients for that recipe in one case to make it easier for you. Look for the "Apron Simple Meals" sign. In addition, they have a café, salad bar and pharmacy. Make sure you download their app and go online and set up your shopping list and order your deli meat, cheese and subs ahead of time. They only need a couple of hours notice and your order will be waiting for you at the time you request at the "online order pickup" station near the deli. When you use the app in the store, it will tell you where each item on your shopping list is located and list them in department order. You can even check them off your list as you pick up the items. They don't have a store card, so no more worries that you left it at home and be sure to check out their coupons online before you go.
The two story Winston Salem location is on Miller Street. If you are coming from the north or east, take exit 3C off US-421. If you are coming in from the west, take exit 3B. Continue on Stratford road until you come to Miller Street and turn right on to Miller Street then right again at the new traffic light. Publix is across from Whole Foods and next to Mayberry Restaurant. This location is 49,000 square feet and the parking garage is on the ground level under the grocery store. There are two entrances to the parking garage, one on each side of the building. There are some more parking spaces out front and on each side of the building. Expect to have to drive around and wait for a parking spot the first couple of weeks since Publix has quite a large fan base. The two story Publix locations either have an escalator or elevator from the parking garage to the store above that accommodate your shopping cart. The first 1500 customers will receive a "Winston Salem Publix" grocery bag.
UPDATE - Check out my blog post featuring photos inside the Winston Publix.
So who will be joining me and shopping at the Winston Salem Publix? Stay tuned for my next Publix blog post featuring my grocery haul and photos of the store. Feel free to browse around at my reviews of local restaurants, state parks and wineries before you leave. Share this blog post with friends by clicking on the Google red box (G+1) at the very top of this page or via Twitter and Facebook by clicking on the boxes below: Tweet
Bargain Alert - free reusable shopping bag for the first 1500 customers.
Have a PEACEful Day!