A Florida City Loses a Publix Store But Gains A Brand New One

L. Cane

Floridians who find it a pleasure to shop at Publix don't generally have to go too terribly far. After all, there are 870 Publix stores in Florida - scattered throughout the state.

Lately, however, Publix has been revamping or even rebuilding dated stores. Typically, the new Publix reopens in the same place as the old Publix. But there is one city that is bucking that trend. Let's have a look.

The Central Florida City that Is Losing and Gaining Publix Locations: According to Fox 35, a Publix spokesperson confirmed that Altamonte Springs' Jamestown location on State Road 434 will close, although no date has been given.

The closing store actually gets rave reviews from Florida shoppers. Yelpers gives it 4.8 out of 5 stars. One person said they'd been coming to that Publix since high school. Another praised their cakes. One admitted that the location had a smaller footprint, but still offered everything needed. Many praised the staff.

Here is an example of a good review:

"This is my local Publix so I have to rave about them! All the employees are friendly and ready to help if you need anything. I often get the pub subs and never had a problem; always tasty and made quickly or on time if it's a place-ahead order. I've been going to this Publix since I was little and it's truly like another home and I love seeing the same employees! It means they take care of their own which is important to me. I truly love this location and can't wait to see it grow when the new building is done in the plaza over."

The New Publix: Close to the Publix that is closing, the new store will be at the Oak Grove Shoppes, also on 434. The new store will be 48,387 square feet and will reportedly have a wine and beer section and a pharmacy with a drive-thru option. GrowthSpotter has indicated that the store may have a separate dining area on social media. The new Publix is expected to open on December 7th.

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