Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Publix - Columbia

This very unique Publix store in Columbia is the result of an adaptive reuse plan in the central city, and it is a former printing plant from the mid 1800s that is now an upscale grocery. The Photo is courtesy the Columbia Development Corporation, and more photos, information and the history of this building can be found here. Furthermore, it is important that we bring up Publix because it has been rumored for a while that they might be taking their business one state north to NC - finally, maybe? I guess we'll just have to stay tuned.

3 comments:

elizabeth said...

I really like that look...it's very depot-ish. =)

Anonymous said...

Great example of how to utilize an existing building with some architechtural and historical significance and support downtown development.

cantnot said...

I agree, I wish we'd see more of it