Lakeland, FL

Rebuilt Florida Publix Store Reopening November 9th, Over One Year Since it Closed

Joel Eisenberg
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In recent months, the Publix supermarket chain has been in the news for redeveloping several existing store locations by demolishing and rebuilding those stores from the ground-up.

Now comes word that the Publix at Oakbridge in Lakeland, one such rebuilt location, is reopening November 9th. The address is Oakbridge Centre Shopping Plaza at 3636 Harden Boulevard.

Firstly, per’s most recently-updated location count of the Publix grocery chain: There are 1,387 Publix stores in the United States as of September 11, 2023. The state with the most number of Publix locations in the US is Florida, with 876 stores, which is about 63% of all Publix stores in the US.

Let us explore.

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According to a September 22nd report from, the latest store to undergo a raze and subsequent construction is improved from the original store in various capacities.

As excerpted from the report: The opening date for the rebuilt Publix Super Market at Oakbridge in Lakeland is set for Nov. 9, according to employees contacted at several locations. A deli worker at a nearby location said the layout of the Oakbridge store would feature a circular deli area to the right just past the front doors, a similar layout to the recently built County Line location and other new layouts statewide.

The location closed on September 10th, 2022 for improvements.


The expansion and transition of Publix is an ongoing story. In the event of pertinent updates to this matter, inclusive of identities of other Publix locations undergoing like processes, I will share them here on NewsBreak.

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