The new Publix grocery store on Chattanooga's North Shore officially opened Wednesday morning.

The 45,000 square-foot store will employee 155 people.

Hundreds of people lined up around the building to get doorbuster deals for the 7 a.m. Opening.

"The store was designed to complement the current  historical architecture in North Shore while accommodating the community with a state-of-the art supermarket,"  said Reid.

The first 1,000 customers got a free Publix re-useable grocery bag. This is Publix's fifth local store.