Baldwin County

New retail stores, Publix coming to Foley next spring

FOLEY, Ala. (WKRG) - Even more shopping options are coming to South Baldwin County in 2019. 

The official groundbreaking ceremony for the 'Riviera Square' was Thursday morning off Highway 59. 

The 18-acre property, owned by 'Burton Property Group,' will soon be home to several retail stores and a Publix. 

Although the ceremony was held Thursday, ground was officially broken the first week of May and construction is underway. It will be home to a Marshalls, Tuesday Morning, Five Below, HomeGoods and a Publix. 

The property group also owns the complex next door, which has a Petsmart and a Ross. 

Company officials say it'll be a good addition to the city's retail market which is in need of a grocery store. “Actually this is what’s considered a food desert. So there’s a badly needed grocer in this part of the market. So we’re filling the need and Publix decided they wanted to have a store here so we’re happy to accommodate," Philip Gillette Burton tells News 5. 

The retail stores are set to open next spring, with the Publix opening shortly after in the summer. 


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