The grocery store on Memorial Drive in Stone Mountain is set to close at 7 p.m. today, Jan. 9.
Memorial Drive Publix
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Saturday, January 5, 2013
A spokeswoman told Patch the store has been under-performing for years.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Jerry Bedrin of the Bedrin Organization has had to change his plans but says he can still talk by phone with citizens concerned about the Memorial Bend Publix closing Jan. 9.
Updated 6:43 a.m. 12/12/12: Patch received an e-mail from Jerry Bedrin of the Bedrin Organization, which owns the Memorial Bend Shopping Center, stating that due to meetings with several prospective tenants and county officials today it will be too "tight" to hold a formal gathering with citizens concerned about the Publix leaving the center next month. However, he wrote, he is "happy to speak w interested neighbors on my cell" which is 201-803-7113. Here is the original story: The owner of the Memorial Bend Shopping Center is coming to metro Atlanta this week and said he can meet at the end of the business day on Wednesday, Dec. 12, with citizens concerned about the Publix in the center closing. "If there’s a desire for people to meet …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The Bedrin Organization has been through Publix leaving one of its shopping centers before: Killian Hill in Lilburn, where a Burlington now operates. "These things can be turned around but it takes time and effort," Jerry Bedrin said.
It could take six months to a year to replace the Publix store that’s soon to close at Memorial Bend shopping center, said Jerry Bedrin, partner with the Glen Rock, N.J.-based company that owns the center on Memorial Drive. Publix is closing the store on Jan.9, at 10 p.m. Find out Publix's reason for leaving Memorial Bend here. Bedrin, of The Bedrin Organization, is on the hunt for another anchor tenant. Among those he's talked to so far are the owners of Food Depot, Little Giant, and the broker for the Nam Dae Mun Farmers Market (this was suggested by a Patch reader, and other readers also touted international farmers market-type stores). The problem is, those companies are involved in projects and can’t take on others right now, Bedrin …
Monday, December 3, 2012
The company is closing its Memorial Drive location in Stone Mountain Jan. 9.
Publix, which plans to close its Memorial Drive store in the Memorial Bend shopping center on Jan. 9, isn't closing its Deshong or Panola road locations in Stone Mountain and Lithonia, respectively, a spokeswoman told Patch. The company "doesn't have other stores slated to close at this time," said Publix media and community relations manager Brenda Reid. After it closes the Memorial Drive location, Publix's remaining Stone Mountain store will be at 380 N. Deshong Rd. The Lithonia Publix is at 3045 Panola Rd. Near unincorporated Stone Mountain, Publix also has a store at 2075 S. Hairston Rd., Decatur (unincorporated).
Some say it didn't get enough community support, others say Publix could have invested more in the store. There are those who blame it on crime, and the threat of the new Walmart supercenter under construction. What do you think?
Publix says it plans to close its Memorial Drive store in Stone Mountain Jan. 9 because it's been under-performing for "quite some time." "That's going to be a big loss for Memorial Drive," said Nick Goebeler, of the Memorial Drive Merchant's Association. Some who commented on the news of Publix's leaving said there's been a lack of community support of the store, while others point to additional possible culprits: the new Walmart supercenter under construction on Memorial Drive; crime; Publix needing to invest more in the store. Comments on Sunday's article included: We were unable to buy grocery items we needed because the corporate folks didn't believe we were either smart enough or have enough money to buy the items they considered …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
A spokeswoman told Patch the store in the Memorial Bend shopping center has been under-performing for years.
Updated 1/9/12: The Publix store is closing at 7 p.m., Jan. 9, not 10 p.m. as was originally stated by Publix. After 17 years in business, the Publix supermarket in the Memorial Bend shopping center on Memorial Drive is closing. "We have made plans to close the Memorial Drive store on January 9 at 10 p.m., at the end of business that day, because the store has been for quite some time under-performing," said Brenda Reid, media and community relations manager for Publix. "Our management team has been notified and all interested parties who would like to continue working with Publix will be given the opportunity to transfer to another store," Reid said. Updated 12/4: Brenda Reid, media and community relations manager for Publix, told Patch …