Construction has begun on a new Halpern retail development in the beach town of Oak Island, N.C. Oak Island Market Place will be anchored by a 28,800-square-foot Publix supermarket and include 7,000 square feet of shop space. The 35,800-square-foot development is located at 5001 E Oak Island Drive.
“Publix is a great addition to the Oak Island community,” said Halpern President Bill Brown. “Not only will the grocery store provide residents and visitors with high-quality goods and services, but also new job opportunities.”
Situated 30 miles south of Wilmington and 60 miles north of Myrtle Beach, Oak Island boasts 10 miles of south-facing beaches, featuring 60 public access points, two fishing piers and a marina. An estimated 500,000 travelers visit the island annually.
Oak Island Market Place is expected to open in May 2020, representing the ninth shopping center Halpern has developed or redeveloped with a Publix anchor and the fourth in North Carolina. Leesville Market Place in Raleigh opened December 2018, Ocean Isle Beach Market Place in Ocean Isle Beach opened in May 2018 and Ogden Market Place in Wilmington opened in November 2017.