Publix in Sunshine Square will close its doors on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. to begin a planned renovation. When the store reopens, it will be a modern 54,000-square-foot grocery.
The Publix renovation is the next step in a complete $9 million redo of the center at Woolbright Road and Federal Highway, which includes creating a main street through its center, adding outdoor dining spaces and improving the parking, according to the center’s owner, Columbia, S.C-based Edens & Avant.
Area shoppers won’t have to wait long for another nearby shopping option, though. Walmart’s 90,000 square-foot store with a full-service grocery, at 3625 S. Federal Highway, has planned its grand opening for the morning of October 26.
“It’s a newer, smaller prototype. It has no garden center, but does have a full-service grocery store as well as general merchandise and of course, a pharmacy,” Walmart spokeswoman Michelle Belaire said.
Walmart is hiring 200 full- and part-time associates for the store. Its hiring center is across from the store at 500 Gulfstream Blvd., Suite 209.