Lane Parke merchants and restaurants will welcome the grand opening of Publix Super Markets, Inc.’s first GreenWise Market location in Alabama June 27.
The new store, located at 1000 Jemison Lane, will serve as Lane Parke’s new anchor tenant, according to a release. It will begin normal operating hours of 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on the opening date.
GreenWise Market will utilize the space formerly occupied by Western Market, which Publix acquired earlier this year after Western Supermarkets closed all its stores.
The over 28,680 square-foot space will offer a variety of organic, specialty and traditional grocery items, and an expanded wine and craft beer department.
In addition, the store will have a 100-seat café and bar.
“We are excited to bring just the third-ever location of this new grocery shopping experience to our community,” said John Evans, principal of Evson, Inc., owners of the Lane Parke property.
“This property has been a staple of our community’s daily life since the mid-1950s — when the first grocery store opened in the Mountain Brook Shopping Center. Given the extraordinary loyalty Western commanded among customers, we were hardly surprised by how quickly our friends at Publix jumped at the opportunity to bring its first Alabama GreenWise Market concept to Lane Parke. It’s a great complement to our existing shops and restaurants, and to our quality of life in Mountain Brook.”
According to Lane Parke officials, several Lane Parke retailers will offer limited-time discounts to GreenWise shoppers during its opening week. A’mano Gifts and B. Prince will offer 20% off all purchases storewide on opening day, and Annabelle’s Southern Boutique will provide discounts to shoppers who present GreenWise purchase receipts.