McDONOUGH — Publix Super Markets will open a new store Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 7 a.m. in the Shoppes at Ola Crossroads Center in McDonough at 3479 Ga. Highway 81 east. This will be the supermarket chain’s sixth store in Henry County and third in McDonough.

This 48,300 square-foot store will bring 135 new jobs to the area. The store will have traditional grocery, dairy and frozen food departments along with full-service bakery, deli, pharmacy, seafood, meat and fresh produce departments.

“We have a heightened response to sanitation to ensure safety for all our customers as that is our top priority,” said Brenda Reid, Community Relations manager for Publix’s Atlanta Division. “Publix Super Markets Inc. continues to follow CDC guidelines, and we will be requiring all customers and associates to wear facial coverings inside the store.”

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Publix offers numerous contactless pay options and convenient shopping services like curbside pick-up, grocery delivery powered by Instacart and pharmacy delivery.

The store will also feature the following departments and services:

♦ A full-service deli featuring Boar’s Head meats and cheeses, made-to-order Pub-Subs, fresh soups, Publix Smokehouse Meats, as well as fried and oven roasted chicken. It will also offer café seating with social distancing measures, and Wi-Fi throughout the store.

♦ The produce department carries organic as well as conventionally grown fresh fruits and vegetables. There is also a broad selection of exotic fruits and vegetables from around the world and locally grown as well as a floral department with a variety of bouquets bursting with colors depicting the changing seasons.

♦ The Publix bakery is a scratch bakery that offers an array of cakes, cookies and pies as well as wedding cakes made by skilled decorators. Also featured are an assortment of breads and rolls made fresh throughout the day. Customers will also find a broad selection of desserts that are perfect for entertaining.

♦ The meat department will feature custom cuts of meats including Publix private label all-natural and organic GreenWise beef, chicken, pork, lamb and turkey. Ready-to-cook meals will also be available for customers seeking a home-cooked meals with minimal prep time needed. There will also be freshly made sushi.

♦ A full-service seafood department offers fresh fin fish that is never frozen and seafood that is delivered to the store throughout the week. It includes wild and farm-raised varieties of fresh fish and a variety of shellfish options.

♦ The full-service pharmacy offers traditional services including a drive-thru pharmacy window for added convenience. Customers will also be able to save time by renewing their prescriptions online and syncing their prescriptions so that all are due for pick up during the same time.

Publix, the largest employee-owned company in the U.S. with more than 225,000 associates, currently operates 1,265 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. For 23 consecutive years, the company has been recognized by Fortune as a great place to work. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized among the top in the grocery business. For more information, visit the company’s website,

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