Publix Takes Over Former Winn Dixie Store in South Tampa
TAMPA, FL - If Publix had one of those maps with pins on it representing its retail presence across the country, I bet Florida would be absolutely covered in pins on pins on pins. And only more so now that it has taken over a former Winn Dixie store site in Tampa, Florida, located a mile away from another Publix location.
According to the Tampa Bay Business Journal, Publix will utilize 48,848 square feet of the 66,800 square feet at the 4315 W. Gandy Blvd location. The news source noted that the retailer is also trying to build a drive-thru Publix pharmacy window for the site.
But Publix isn’t the only big-name retailer on the block, with Walmart and Target both situated between Publix’s two locations on West Gandy Boulevard. That’s not to say Publix is outnumbered, however, as the grocer is also working on another new store five miles away in a former Sports Authority location, which is expected to open early 2020.
As Publix continues to flex in its home turf, will all the brick-and-mortar movement startle the competition out of the Florida market? Or are a few of its competitors eyeing what many have deemed Publix territory? AndNowUKnow will continue to report.