The grocery-anchored Jonquil shopping center, opening in the spring of 2017, has signed Publix as its newest tenant. The project, heavily anticipated by the Smyrna community for years, will see Publix occupy a 45,600-square-foot space.
The store’s prime location, on the northwest corner of Atlanta Road and Spring Road, is at a high-traffic intersection that sees nearly 46,000 vehicles per day. While the nearest Publix is three miles away, the new Jonquil store is well-positioned to support the new residential communities springing up along the Atlanta Road corridor, including luxury apartment communities Alta Belmont and the tentatively named Alta Jonquil under development by Wood Partners. The Publix at Jonquil will have a pharmacy and will bring 100 new jobs to the community.
“We have worked with Publix for years and are thrilled to finally bring a Publix store to this part of Smyrna,” said John Brozovic, Regional Leasing Director at Halpern Enterprises. “Publix is a high-quality brand, and tenants appreciate the customer base they attract. This Publix will certainly benefit the 35,000 households surrounding Jonquil.”
The 60,000-square-foot Jonquil shopping center, developed by Halpern Enterprises and currently under construction, also has Atlanta-based chain Willy’s Mexicana Grill as a committed tenant in addition to Publix. Numerous other leases are currently under negotiation with national and local retail and restaurant brands.
“Our customers are anxiously awaiting the opening of this new store,” said Brenda Reid, Media and Community Relations Manager for Publix Super Markets. “We look forward to opening our third store in Smyrna and providing the Publix shopping experience at this new location.”
Jonquil is Halpern’s fifth Publix anchor, joining a store currently under construction at Dawson Crossroads in Dawsonville, Ga., and stores at Cheshire Square in Atlanta, Ga., The Village at New Georgia in Dallas, Ga., and The Shoppes at Royale, recently sold by Halpern, in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Jonquil is located at 2995 Atlanta Road SE in Smyrna, Ga.