Newest Addition to Outer Banks Shopping Opens Doors
Promptly at 7:00 a.m. the scissors came out, the ribbon was cut and the Outer Banks Publix supermarket in Kill Devil Hills was officially opened.
According to company management it s the 1172 location in the chain.
That’s a lot of locations, but if the first day is any indication, the things they have been known for over the years will continue to be their calling card.
Customer service was excellent. There was always someone there to help with bagging, to walk families out to the car to help put groceries away. I seemed to be a throwback to 30, 40, or 50 years ago when a primary job of a bagger was to help take groceries to the car.
Great selection in the store itself. And lots and lots free samples.
The quantity of samples may change over time…this was opening day, after all, but part of the Publix mystique is making sure the customer is getting more than they expected.
It’s tough to say what’s going to happen longterm with customers and who’s going to be shopping and when, but if today was any example, the company has a winner on its hands. Throughout the afternoon there were no parking places in the parking lot.
What stood out?
There was a very nice selection of specialty items in the bakery area. The deli and bakery looked well-stocked. The bakery especially seemed to have a tremendous selection of product. Lots of wine and beer choices as well.
Publix has built a reputation on their grab and go meals, and there did seem to be a lot of them.
Of course after one visit it’s not possible to check everything out, so a full review may have to wait until after multiple excursions.
Located next to Lowes in Kill Devil Hills, the newest addition to the Outer Banks supermarket scene seems centrally located.