Note: Publix originally announced the opening date of its new GreenWise Market store in Mount Pleasant as May 22 but has pushed it back one day to May 23. This story has been updated to reflect the new date.
A Florida-based supermarket chain will open its first organic grocery offshoot in South Carolina in Mount Pleasant later this month.
Publix's new 21,535-square-foot GreenWise Market will open at 1720 Shoremeade Road at 7 a.m. May 23, according to company spokeswoman Kim Reynolds.
It will anchor the new Indigo Square Shopping Center on U.S. Highway 17 across from Lowe's home improvement store and Mount Pleasant Towne Centre.
When the new store was announced in 2017, an official with the Lakeland, Fla.-based supermarket chain called upscale Mount Pleasant a good location for the organic store.
“We’re creating an environment where fresh, specialty, natural and organic food is celebrated,” Kevin Murphy, senior vice president of retail operations, said in a written statement. “We’ll have something for everyone, from the indulgent foodie ready to discover something new to the health-conscious shopper seeking fresh, high-quality ingredients.”
Publix recently announced plans for a second South Carolina GreenWise location in Lexington near Columbia.
Publix operates 13 conventional supermarkets in the Charleston area, with plans to open three more. Its newest local store opened in March on the ground floor of the 10 WestEdge apartment building on the peninsula's western side.
Other Publix locations are planned for James Island, Cainhoy Plantation off Clements Ferry Road and near the Summers Corner development south of Summerville. The James Island and Cainhoy locations are under construction.
Several other tenants already are open in Indigo Square, including a restaurant, phone store and workout facilities.
Tenants include San Miguel Mexican Bar & Grill, Boxcar Betty's restaurant, Blaze Pizza, AT&T store, CorePower Yoga, Club Pilates, Indigo Nail Spa, Motion Stretch Studio, Palmetto 80 Liquor and Independent Optical.
Some small shop spaces remain available, according to the website for Regency Centers, the developer of the 51,076-square-foot retail center in five separate buildings.