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The existing Publix store on Longboat Key opened in June 1980.
Longboat Key Thursday, Mar. 29, 2012 10 years ago

Longboat Publix to close April 7

by: Robin Hartill Managing Editor

The Lakeland-based Publix Supermarkets Inc. will close its Longboat Key store at 9 p.m. Saturday, April 7, to prepare for construction of its new Avenue of the Flowers store.

The existing store is slated for demolition in May. A new, 49,000-square-foot store is scheduled to open by the end of the year.

Publix filed an application to rebuild its Key store last July. The Longboat Key Town Commission approved three separate outline development plans and a site-plan amendment for the project in February.

For more information, pick up an April 5 copy of the Longboat Observer.

Contact Robin Hartill at [email protected].

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