Developers: New Publix coming to Smyrna in 2017

Credit: Courtesy of Halpern Enterprises, Inc.

Credit: Courtesy of Halpern Enterprises, Inc.

A new Publix opening in Jonquil shopping center is expected to bring at least 125 jobs to Smyrna.

The 45,600-square-foot Publix with a pharmacy is projected to open in spring of 2017, according to Halpern Enterprises, the shopping center's developer.

Most of the job positions will be entry-level, according to the company.

"Halpern prides itself on beign a good community partner and neighbor," Kendall Ridley, marketing director for Halpern, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The grocery store will be located on the northwest corner of Atlanta and Spring roads. The intersection sees nearly 46,000 vehicles per day, according to the developer.

Halpern Enterprises told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that they have received a proposal to place a traffic signal in the intersection.

The Atlanta-based chain Willy’s Mexicana Grill also recently signed as a tenant to Jonquil. The location is expected to open in early 2017.