Publix, T.J. Maxx to anchor shopping center

Fri, 11/07/2008 - 2:26pm
By: The Citizen

The Line Creek shopping center, which will be built off Ga. Highway 54 West near Planterra Way, will be anchored by a Publix grocery store, according to the latest set of drawings submitted to Peachtree City officials.

The plan also indicates spots for discount clothier T.J. Maxx and also for Homegoods, an offshoot of T.J. Maxx that offers discounted furnishings and home decor products.

Previously developer Capital City Development has declined to release the identity of the stores that have signed on for the project.

The conceptual site plan for the 17-acre site is on the agenda for a vote from the city's planning commission at its regular Nov. 10 meeting at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

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Submitted by chippie on Sun, 11/09/2008 - 12:21pm.

Fayette County HAD an organic, whole foods store about 3 years ago. It was located next door to J&R Clothing on Hwy 85 N in Fayetteville. Unfortunately, all these people who squeal about getting a Whole Foods store here didn't support this store and it went out of business. The owners were extremely nice and would tell you if you couldn't find an item you were looking for, let them know and they would start carrying it.

So, before a whole bunch of "Whole Food"ies chime in on here about having to drive into Atlanta, I suggest all of you make sure to support our local businesses, even when they don't have the same name of the store you are used to frequenting, but they carry the same products you are looking for.

Submitted by MYTMITE on Sun, 11/09/2008 - 4:37pm.

I know many people who would have had no problem with driving to Fayetteville for a Whole Foods type of store. I never heard of it, never saw any advertising, no word or mouth--nothing. Shame, would have loved it.

Submitted by AtHomeGym on Sun, 11/09/2008 - 5:54pm.

There was a "Harry's In a Hurry" in PTC and I thought it did quite well. I know my wife and certainly patronized it. When Whole Foods bought Harry's, they decided not to keep the store in PTC. You want organic stuff? Patronize Two Doves Farm, a certified organic grower. It's on Ebenezer Church Road in Fayetteville. The owners, Twila and Larry Dove are nice folks and their produce is really good. Free-range eggs are also available. Check their web site for what's available every week. Of course the growing season is winding down now. Yep, costs a little more, but it's sure worth it. We particularly like their broccoli,califlower, and lettuce.

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Submitted by carbonunit52 on Sun, 11/09/2008 - 7:24pm.

Thanks for the link to Two Doves Farm.

"I can't wait until tomorrow, because I get more lovable every day."

Submitted by Chez on Sun, 11/09/2008 - 11:17am.

My wife and I think Whole Foods is such a good store that we fight the Atlanta traffic once or twice a month just for the privilege shopping there. We don't need another Publix or Kroger for that matter. I live on the South side of PTC, already have a publix in my back yard and T. J. Max certainly won't give me a reason not to bypass this new shopping center entirely while on my way to Walmart. Wasted opportunity here folks.

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Submitted by NUK_1 on Sun, 11/09/2008 - 5:42pm.

For whom? Whole Foods? The developer? Whole Foods isn't in PTC because they think the market is too small for them to make money. Is the city or the developer suppose to subsidize their operations with big $$$ so they think otherwise? Same goes with Trader Joes and others and why they are not here. There is a reason why these places are in much higher population-dense areas than PTC and it's called simple economics.

Submitted by Chez on Sun, 11/09/2008 - 10:34pm.

For whom? Well, obviously for the citizens of PTC. We alredy have several Publix and Kroger. Nothing wrong with bringing in something new to compete....might even raise the bar a little and force the stores we already have work a little harder to EARN our business. As for YOUR comment about Whole Foods not wanting to be here because the market is too small for them to make do you know this? Did you personally contact a representative from Whole Foods Corporate who told you this or are you just someone who for some reason doesn't want any competition to Publix???? It's my money, not yours and I will spend it where I please. I don't need you or anyone else to tell me how...or what... to think.

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Submitted by NUK_1 on Mon, 11/10/2008 - 9:45am.

PTC citizens don't have a choice of whether Whole Foods builds in PTC or not. You seem to be missing that basic point. I could care less if you drive to Alaska to buy your groceries with your money at Eskimo Foods. No one is telling you that you can't go shop elsewhere. What you are being told is that until Whole Foods decides that they now want to build stores in smaller markets than every other Whole Foods is located in, there won't be one in PTC. It has zero to do with whether the population wants one or not.

It would be nice to have a more shopping choices in PTC but when your population is considered "small" and the surrounding areas even smaller, specialty stores like WHole Foods and Trader Joes et al aren't going to locate here. If they thought they could make money, they'd already be here.

Submitted by Bonkers on Mon, 11/10/2008 - 10:50am.

And some think I comment harshly sometimes!!!!!! But, you!

It is just conversation for some. Me, I want another International airport in South PTC.

Submitted by forteiii on Sat, 11/08/2008 - 6:50am.

We don't need another Publix. We need a Trader Joes, Whole Foods, or Fresh Market. This plan stinks!

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