Crowds and Excitement and new Publix Opens in Mobile

Crowds and Excitement and new Publix Opens in Mobile

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MOBILE, Alabama -

People lined up by the hundreds to go grocery shopping Wednesday morning. It's been a long time for residents of Mobile who have been patiently waiting for Publix to move into the city.

Publix held a ribbon cutting for their brand new Hillcrest location. Officials said close to a thousand people were lined up when the store opened their doors.

"It has been a constant buzz about Publix coming to this wonderful city, but this morning has exceeded expectations," said Dwaine Stevens of Publix. "We had folks out here as early as 2:30 a.m. wanting to be the first Publix customer."

The new Publix store employs about 160 people.

A second location in Mobile is also being built at Airport and University. Officials hope that store will be open early this summer.

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