Sunday, April 24, 2016

Publix Grand Opening - Winston Salem, NC


34 Miller Street
Winston Salem, NC  27104


Grand Opening - Wednesday, May 11th 2016


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:

Bargain Alert - free reusable shopping bag for the first 1500 customers.

Have a PEACEful Day!

10 comments:

  1. Say hi to my son while you shop. He is the Asst. store manager.

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    1. Congrats to him, wonderful position. I shall.

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  2. My husband built it!! Enjoy, we live here in Florida home of Publix and is one of the finish stores around...you are the lucky ones with this beautiful building of 2 stories and underground parking...wow

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    1. Sorry your Hubby had to be away from home so long to build it. It will be quite a change for me, I rarely use parking like that. Do you know if it has a separate escalator for the shopping carts?

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  3. I will be with you! Publix was my very first job at 14 i Oviedo, FL! I have been non-stop about it all day! My 3 year old can't wait for her I love Publix sitcker, and balloon! :)

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  4. I will be with you! Publix was my very first job at 14 all the way through High School in Oviedo, FL. I have been non stop about it all day! If the grand opening wasn't on my week day off, I would have requested it. My 3 year old is pumped for her I love Publix sticker and balloon. When I tell her we are going out in Public, she thinks it's time for Publix!

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    1. What a great job, I hear they treat their employees very well. That's cute. What are you favorite Publix products?

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  5. So excited, my daughter lives in Florida and turned me on the there fantastic vanille crean cake. First thing I'm gonna buy....

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  6. Bernard

    arrived in NC 10 years ago from Jacksonville, FL. Nice to have a piece of home nearby. Hoping and waiting for one to open in High Point, NC.

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    1. Clemmons will open Fall 2017. They were originally looking at High Point instead of Clemmons, I don't know what happened. The residents of Greensboro have been keeping them out along with Trader Joe's.

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