CHATTANOOGA, TN (Times Free Press) -- Developers plan to bring a grocery store -- expected to be a Publix -- to Chattanooga's North Shore by the end of 2013.

Atlanta development firm ARS Ventures plans to build a 45,000-square-foot grocery store in the mostly vacant block at 420 N. Market St. The group filed for city approval on July 10 and hopes to break ground on the 10-month project next spring.

"It makes sense to have this business in the community," said Tom Austin, a local developer representing ARS. "It's going to fit in well. We're going to make sure it makes sense aesthetically to the community."

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