Athens City Council approves tax incentive for new Publix

Athens City Council approves tax incentive for new Publix

ATHENS, Ala. (WAFF) - Athens is one step closer to getting a new grocery store.

On Monday night, the City Council agreed to give Publix a tax break to move into the former Kmart site.

City leaders say that will bring 150 jobs plus more retail space.

Publix requested some updates in the area, including access to the property from Pryor Street.

The property owner will pay for the updates.

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