A PUBLIX MAY BE ON THE WAY TO HENDERSONVILLE'S SOUTH SIDE

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ON PROPERTY WHERE THE 55 YEAR OLD, 13,000 SQUARE FOOT ATHA PLAZA IS NOW

A Publix store is more than likely coming to the south end of Hendersonville in the not too distant future…and with it a new shopping center where the 55 year old Atha Plaza is now. City Council members were told Thursday night that to make this happen, Publix will need a small parcel of floodplain land along Mud Creek behind the El Paso restaurant.

Acting on the advice of the city attorney, the city has started the open bid process for selling that land…they hope to Publix.

The site for the new Publix, if it happens, is at the intersection of Greenville Highway and White Street…and its currently owned by Mr. and Mrs. Larry Baber, their daughter and son-in-law Scott and Carol Anne Surrette, by Gerald Rhodes of Saluda, and by Pro-Source Land Holdings of Greenville, South Carolina.

Negotiations for the property have been under way for some time involving the city, Publix attorneys, and the property owners.