First Publix Super Market in New Bern open

NEW BERN, NC (WITN) - 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.