The new Publix grocery store at Mitt Lary Road and Alabama Highway 69 North is expected to open in early December.

Northport City Council Jeff Hogg said the supermarket is tentatively set to open on Wednesday, Dec. 4.

The new 56,800-square-foot Bristol Park shopping center is anchored by the Publix. The store will serve an area of 38,000 people within a 5-mile radius and is expected to create around 100 full- and part-time jobs.

It's the fifth Publx store to open in Tuscaloosa County. Other locations are at 1101 Southview Lane in the Capital Market Center, 4851 Rice Mine Road in the Shops of Lake Tuscaloosa, 1190 University Blvd. at University Town Center and 230 McFarland Blvd. at Northwood Crossings.