Publix to anchor new Barber Cos. redevelopment project

By Bryan Davis, Birmingham Business Journal

Publix Food & Pharmacy will anchor the redeveloped Village at Moody retail center in Moody.

Birmingham-based The Barber Cos. will redevelop the shopping center located on the northeast corner of I-20 and Exit 144 in the St. Clair County city.

“Moody has worked a long time to land a premier grocery store like Publix Food & Pharmacy, and our success reflects the tremendous growth and increased buying power of our city,” said Moody Mayor Joe Lee.

The 45,600-square-foot full-service grocery store will be built after the demolition of the current space Publix will occupy.

The rest of the retail center’s stores will remain open while the center undergoes a renovation of all storefronts, a resurfaced parking lot, upgraded parking lot lighting and new landscaping.

The project is slated for a November 2015 completion, including the opening of the new Publix.

“Having a Publix in western St. Clair County to serve the citizens is just another indicator of the great lifestyle that we have here in St. Clair County,” said Paul Manning, chairman-elect of the St. Clair County Commission.

Publix stores typically average around 130 employees.

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