Publix will open a new location Oct. 2 at 1010 Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Blvd., Nashville, according to the company website. The 27,495-square-foot store will be located at Capitol View in downtown Nashville's North Gulch area. The grocery chain also plans to open a location in Melrose at 2223 8th Ave. S., Nashville, according to the company. An opening date for the store has not yet been announced. In addition to the new Publix locations, Trader Joe's is expected to open soon on White Bridge Road near Belle Meade. 615-259-6072.