Magic City Question: A new grocery store downtown? No, not yet

09.25.2007 by André Natta · → 6 Comments

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It’s been a while since Torme’s doors closed in Birmingham’s city center, taking away the area’s only immediate grocery option. While stores like The Neighborhood Market fill portions of the growing downtown population’s needs, many still long for a “major” grocery store to serve the needs of area loft dwellers and small business owners.

Many had placed hope in reports saying that Publix was considering locations downtown. Well, this morning’s Birmingham News reports that we’ll just have to wait a little longer as the Lakeland, FL-based chain has decided to not move forward on two potential locations. Developers say there are other options; what would your choice be?

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