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Publix Debuts in Dothan October 6

Release Date: October 4, 2010

Montgomery, Alabama – The simultaneous opening of two new retail centers anchored by Publix Super Markets is slated for Wednesday, October 6th at 8:00 am, according to Aronov Realty Management, the developer responsible for bringing the highly successful and widely acclaimed supermarket chain to Dothan. Along with Publix, 20 retailers providing a wide array of dining, shopping and personal services, will open at the two new retail centers, Westway located at Highway 84 and John D. Odom Road and Cottonwood Corners located at Ross Clark Circle and Cottonwood Road.  Grand Opening ceremonies begin at 7:30 am with the store openings at 8:00 am.

In addition to the traditional grocery, meat, produce, dairy and frozen food departments, the new 54,340 square-foot Publix at Westway Shopping Center and the new 45,600 square-foot Publix at Cottonwood Corners will feature pharmacy, bakery, deli, floral and fresh seafood departments. Approximately 224 associates will be employed at the two new stores. “We are proud of our 80-year history, rich in providing superior customer service and delivering a high quality selection of foods, products and services,” said Media and Community Relations Manager, Dwaine Stevens. “Our core philosophy remains the same: we strive to be your grocer of choice, and are eager to serve our neighbors in Dothan – becoming your Publix.” To commemorate their opening in Dothan, Publix will grant 15 local area schools $500 each to use toward the purchase of school supplies. These schools are Ashford Elementary, Cloverdale Elementary, Dothan High, Faine Elementary, Girard Avenue Elementary, Grandview Elementary, Herd Elementary, Hidden Lakes Elementary, Highland Elementary, Kelly Springs Elementary, Landmark Elementary, Montana Elementary, Rehobeth Elementary, Selma Street Elementary and Webb Elementary.

“We are extremely appreciative of the investment Publix is making in our community.  We are gaining another great partner to help us develop our community, while seeing the addition of over 200 jobs being added to our economy,” stated Dothan Mayor Mike Schmitz.  “We welcome the Publix family to our area.”

“Bringing Publix to the right locations in Dothan has been a goal of ours for several years, and we are extremely pleased our vision is becoming a reality with the opening of these two beautiful shopping centers,” stated John Argo, project developer with Aronov Realty Management. “The two new shopping centers are strategically located to serve established residential areas as well as the growth areas of the city. Publix will be an exciting addition to Dothan and a great anchor for our new shopping centers.”  

In addition to Publix, the Westway center will feature twelve stores and restaurants including Five Guys Burgers & Fries, Things and Wings, China Dragon, Westside Spirits, Hungry Howie’s, Cuts by Us, Nail Boutique, Express Cleaners, Subway, Cherokee Scrubs 101, Rodeo Mexican Restaurant and California Yogurt Kraze.

Cottonwood Corners will feature eight stores and restaurants in addition to Publix including Palm Beach Tan, China Dragon, Tropical Smoothie, Nice Nails & Spa, Simple Simon Pizza, GoldFingers, Chill Yogurt and Kinza Japanese.

These stores and restaurants will open either on October 6 with Publix or over the next sixty to ninety days, according to Steve Wallace, Aronov’s Leasing Representative for the property.

Publix hours of operation at both stores are 7:00 am to 10:00 pm, Monday through Sunday. Grand Opening Day hours will be 8:00 am to 10:00 pm with a grand opening ceremonies beginning at 7:30 am. Pharmacy hours are 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, Monday through Friday; 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, Saturday; and 11:00 am to 6:00 pm on Sunday.

About Publix: Publix is owned and operated by its more than 142,000 employees, with 2009 sales of $24.3 billion. Currently Publix has 1,023 stores in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee. The company has been named one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work for in America” for 13 consecutive years. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized as tops in the grocery business, most recently by an American Customer Satisfaction Index survey. For more information, visit

About Aronov: Aronov is the largest privately-owned, fully diversified real estate company in the Southeast with over 150 properties, and provides acquisition, development, management, leasing and brokerage services at properties it owns and at properties owned by others. Leasing inquiries may be made to Steve Wallace at Aronov at 334-277-1000 or For grand opening information, please contact Jennifer Atkins at 334-799-6251 or or Jamie Ramsey at 334-244-9933 or For more information about Aronov, visit

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