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Publix supermarket will open on the Charleston peninsula in March. File/Brad Nettles/Staff

The Charleston peninsula's third supermarket will make its debut next month.

Publix will welcome customers at 7 a.m. March 13 during its grand opening in the ground floor of the 10 WestEdge building at Spring Street and Lockwood Boulevard, a spokeswoman announced Monday.

Construction is expected to continue on the upper floors of the nine-story, mixed use building, the second to rise in the WestEdge development on the peninsula's western side.

The full-service, 45,800-square-foot grocery store will face a new street called WestEdge on the back side of the building. It’s expected to employ between 125 and 150 workers.

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The peninsula is now served by Harris Teeter grocery store on East Bay Street and Food Lion on upper King Street. The middle peninsula was served by Bi-Lo, formerly Piggly Wiggly on Meeting Street, until it closed in 2016.

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