Thomasville Times Enterprise


May 6, 2014


THOMASVILLE — While ground will be broken Thursday for a new Thomasville Publix, other aspects of the project are under way here, in Macon and in Atlanta.

“Everything is in the hands of our design folks,” said Fred B. Hand IV, project manager, Hand Properties Inc. in Atlanta.

The groundbreaking is at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Publix site next to Lowe’s on U.S. 19 South.

The store, with 260 parking spaces, will replace the 40,000-square-foot Thomasville Publix that opened 20 years ago.

The 54,000-square-foot new store will represent a $10 million investment in the community.

Site work will begin 30 to 45 days after the groundbreaking, with construction set for late summer and an outside completion date of Aug. 15, 2015.

Site work has been put to bid. “I do not think that has been awarded,” Hand said.

Construction of the building, which will front on U.S. 19, will be put to bid when construction drawings are complete.

Ellis Myers Architect, Atlanta, is the project architect, with Carter and Sloope, of Macon, handling civil engineering.

The project includes seven shops, each 1,400 square feet.

Hand said leases have been executed for three shop spaces by Nails by Chris, Great Clips and Osaka Hibachi & Sushi.

Hand Properties Inc. was founded by Hand’s parents, Frances and Fred B. Hand III, after the family moved from Pelham to Atlanta 26 years ago when Fred Hand IV was four.

In addition to Publix Supermarkets, Hand Properties Inc. has done work for Family Dollar, Dollar General, Tractor Supply, Piggly Wiggly Chick-Fil-A and CVS.

Hand Properties Inc. finds sites and puts the land under contract for a subsequent tenant.

“We will be landlord,” Hand said, in reference to the new Thomasville Publix.

Hand Properties Inc. will lease the land and building to Publix.

Senior reporter Patti Dozier can be reached at (229) 226-2400, ext. 1820.


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