Wednesday is a day long awaited in 37215 and 37205: the opening of Publix Belle Meade. Since H.G. Hill closed both the Green Hills and Belle Meade stores some years ago, the shopping options have been limited, stunted even. Some shoppers have never missed a beat in their lifelong Kroger habits, others have taken to driving to the Bellevue Publix, and still more trek west to Walmart and the Super Target on Charlotte.
But now, the little suburb has a Publix of its own. (Click for a larger, readable view of the brochure front.) Perfectly situated for picking up dinner once the kids are safely dropped off at soccer. Handy for grabbing a banana and vitamin water on the way to tennis. To pick up a mango pie (do you know about these yet?) on the dash home from the dermatologist.
Everything about the new Publix bodes well. It's steps away from three large apartment buildings, a condo complex and five office buildings, so the foot traffic in the area will bring life to that corner of Nashville. It's situated at the foot of the old White Bridge, now a pedestrian bridge, so you can buy picnic stuff and walk or cycle to the Richland Creek greenway. The exterior looks great on its own, and also in its setting.
And then there are the legendary Publix employees, the high-quality meats and vegetables and the vast huge selection to look forward to.
If you can lay hands on one of these flyers, there's a coupon on the back for $5 off a purchase of $30 or more. It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood.