Publix opens first Metro Richmond store in Glen Allen

Another much-anticipated entrant into the crowded local grocery store scene arrived July 15, when Florida-based Publix opened its first Virginia store at the new Nuckols Place shopping center.

The store, located at Nuckols Road and Twin Hickory Drive in Glen Allen, will employ about 140 workers. It is the first of eight Publix locations planned in Henrico County.

Publix announced last year that it would build a store at Nuckols Place (where a Ukrop's store had been planned years ago), then subsequently announced that it would purchase a number of Martin's stores in the Richmond region. (The sale of Martin's was precipitated by the merger of its parent company with the parent company of Food Lion, which triggered federal regulations requiring that the new chain divest overlapping stores.)

As part of its grand opening celebration, Publix presented $500 checks to each of 10 nearby Henrico County schools during a ceremony at the store July 14 (pictured above). The schools were: Colonial Trail Elementary, Deep Run High, Holman Middle, Kaechele Elementary, Nuckols Farm Elementary, Rivers Edge Elementary, Shady Grove Elementary, Short Pump Middle, Springfield Park Elementary and Twin Hickory Elementary.

Other Publix locations will open at the sites of former Martin's stores beginning later this month. Publix purchased all former Henrico Martin's locations except for one at the Brook Run shopping center near Lakeside.

"Publix was founded in 1930 with the philosophy of being involved as responsible citizens in our communities," said Publix media and community relations manager Kim Reynolds. "Through our support of education, we strive to enrich the lives of students and assist in preparing them for future success."

Publix, headquartered in Lakeland, Fla., has 1,147 stores in the southeast. The new Henrico locations will be the company's northernmost stores.

The Nuckols Place shopping center also features Chipotle, Hair Cuttery, Lee's Nails and PetValu, all of which also opened July 15.

Zaxby’s, Sedona Taphouse, MOD Pizza, GNC and Dynamic Dental will open in the fall. Starbucks opened at the center in June, and several more tenants are expected to be announced soon.
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Rolls-Royce supplier lands in Henrico

A United Kingdom-based supplier for Rolls-Royce has established an office and manufacturing center at the Byrd Industrial Park in Eastern Henrico, the Greater Richmond Partnership announced July 18.

Erodex Ltd., a graphite products maker, recently signed a five-year agreement with Rolls-Royce to supply goods to the automotive company's Crosspointe campus in Prince George, Va. Erodex invested $2 million and hired four to quickly ramp up production for its client. > Read more.

New Walmart opens in Eastern Henrico

JULY 19, 7 A.M. – Eastern Henrico's first Walmart Supercenter opens to the public today at 5001 Nine Mile Road. The store, which occupies about 190,000 square feet and employs about 300 people, is located at the site of the former Fairfield Commons Mall, which is now known as Eastgate Town Center. > Read more.

Unattended oily rags cause fire in commercial building near Richmond Raceway

Unattended oily rags that spontaneously combusted caused an early morning two-alarm fire Tuesday in a commercial building in the 3800 block of Carolina Avenue, across from Richmond Raceway.

Henrico firefighters were called at about 5:10 to respond to reports of smoke coming from the building. Once they arrived five minutes later, they found thick smoke pushing from the rood on two sides of a warehouse whose tenant specializes in woodworking and hardwood floors. > Read more.

Crime Stoppers’ Crime of the Week: July 17-23, 2017

Crime Stoppers needs your help to solve a Hit & Run in the City of Richmond.

The crime occurred in the Carver neighborhood at the intersection of West Broad and Goshen Streets, around 6:45 p.m. on Sunday, May 7. Officers were told the victim was on his motorcycle and traveling westbound on West Broad Street. > Read more.

Henrico County property transactions, July 3-9

A sample of property transactions during this period appear below:

5304 Coxson Rd. – $126,500, 1,819 SF (built in 1953), from Madeline M. Weaver to Kyle and Aja O. Powers.

2451 Yarnell Rd. – $140,700, 1,196 SF (built in 1972), from Albert C. and Mary E. Nolan to Albert C. Nolan Jr.

909 Bowitch Ct. – $194,500, 1,824 SF (built in 2001), from Agnes H. Jones to Mark A. Dawkins. > Read more.

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