CHATTANOOGA, Tenn (UTC/The Loop) — City Council passed an ordinance to grant wall tiebacks in the construction of the North Shore Publix at the February 25 meeting. The tiebacks will provide more stability for the walls along the blocks of Hamilton Avenue, Woodland Avenue, and Kent Street.
Rylee Johnson, Junior, lives in an apartment complex near the construction area. She is excited about the convenience of of a grocery store in the area.
Some residents fear that the store will threaten the local business in the area. Shervin Dadkhahi-Poor is hopeful about the increased traffic in the area according to an interview from News Channel 3 in April.
“I just hope the intent stays good and we keep Chattanooga original.” says Dadkhahi-Poor.
Johnson agrees that the convenience store could threaten the local novelty of the area, but believes that the increased traffic for businesses could out-weigh that risk in the long run.
Mary Alice Ozment, a Signal Mountain resident, says that a grocery store is an essential part of a community, and she thinks Publix can offer this to the North Shore area.
The ordinance to use wall tie-backs in the construction originally appeared at the February 18th meeting of Chattanooga City Council. It then was approved on the 25th. City Council members Sally Robinson and Deborah Scott said they believe it will “raise property values and bring in new sales and property tax collections” according to a 2012 interview by the Chattanoogan.
Other Publix locations in the area include:
- Creek Plantation Village
5928 Hixson Pike Ste 112
Hixson, TN 37343-4839
- Hurricane Creek
8644 E Brainerd Rd
Chattanooga, TN 37421-8325
- Snow Hill Village
5958 Snow Hill Rd Ste 168
Ooltewah, TN 37363-7834
- Mouse Creek Crossing
635 Paul Huff Pkwy NW
Cleveland, TN 37312-2970
You can find a location closer to you with the Publix Store Locator.