First Publix Super Market in New Bern open

Published: Aug. 16, 2016 at 11:08 AM EDT
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The first Publix Super Market in Eastern Carolina opened on Wednesday, but we got a sneak peek inside Tuesday morning.

The Publix on South Glenburnie Road in New Bern has been under construction since last year.

The 49,000 square foot store opened for customers at 7 a.m. Wednesday.

The Florida-based grocery store is also building a new location in Greenville at the site of the old K-Mart on Greenville Boulevard.

There are currently 17 Publix locations in North Carolina.