Published: Jun 24, 2010 2:36 AM EDT
Updated: Jun 23, 2010 11:38 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Almost three years after a Publix store closed on U.S. 41, a new grocery store is taking its place.  Three years ago, Publix closed its doors at the South Trail Shopping Center.  That angered a lot of people in the area, who said they needed to have a grocery store nearby.  Today it was announced Save A Lot will open in the old Publix space.  The store is set to open later this year.