Publix opening Williamsburg location in October

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This May 19, 2013 file photo shows the Publix supermarket in Zephyrhills, Fla., where a Powerball jackpot ticket worth an estimated $590.5 million was sold. No one has claimed the jackpot and residents wondering if there is a multimillionaire in this small community about 30 miles northeast of Tampa. (AP Photo/Scott Iskowitz)

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY) — The area’s first Publix grocery store is less than a month away from opening its doors. 

The location at 4660 Monticello Avenue in Williamsburg is set for a 7 a.m. grand opening on Wednesday, October 17. 

The employee-owned chain has more than 1, 200 stores in the southeastern United States. 

Wegmans, another much-anticipated grocery chain set to open in the area, will open in Virginia Beach in the spring of 2019. Hiring has already begun

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