These 12 Cities Are About To Get a Publix! (Is Yours One of Them?)

Publix is spreading smiles to a dozen new cities, promising quality and convenience.
Updated Sept. 7, 2023
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The Sunshine State is known for its sandy beaches, everything Disney, and cult-favorite grocery chain Publix.

The retailer has since been helping Floridians keep more money in the bank with weekly BOGO deals and super helpful staff who bag your groceries. And let’s not forget Publix's legendary fried chicken baskets.

No wonder the chain has grown rapidly over the past couple of years, remodeling over 100 existing locations and opening dozens of new stores.

Here are 12 cities that just opened or will soon have a brand new Publix store.

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LaGrange, Georgia

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A second Publix store just opened in LaGrange, giving established chains Piggly Wiggly, Aldi, and Walmart a run for their money when it comes to helping customers save on groceries.

The new Publix location opened on August 16th, 2023, at the Merganser Commons at Hills and Dales Farm. With 46,791 square feet, it offers popular Publix amenities like check cashing, money orders, and curbside pickup.

Winter Garden, Florida

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A new Publix store opened its doors in Winter Garden, Florida, on August 17th, 2023. This new location will be the Gulf State’s 858th Publix store.

Located in Waterleigh Village, this 48,387-square-foot location will offer groceries and additional floral, liquor, drive-thru pharmacy, and catering services.

Coral Springs, Florida

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Ramblewood Square opened a new Publix store on the same day the Winter Garden location opened, August 17th.

This 54,964-square-foot store will be Coral Springs’ third Publix location. The Ramblewood Square Publix will serve the affluent, densely populated community of 194K residents who live three miles from the shopping center.

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Cumming, Georgia

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A third Publix Store in Cumming, Georgia, will be opening at the end of August 2023. Located at Tribble Crossing, Publix is the second anchor tenant to confirm occupancy at the new 85,000-square-foot shopping center.

Just a straight two-mile shot from a Kroger store, Publix is poised to shake things up. While many shoppers claim that Kroger is cheaper, Publix offers unbeatable service, attractive BOGO sales, and 10 for $10 deals.

Hialeah, Florida

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A new Hialeah store is slated to open at the end of August 2023. This Publix store will become the tenth location to serve Hialeah’s population of just over 220,000.

The latest Publix store will be 48,387 square feet and offer catering, pharmacy, and curbside pickup services. 

It will be one of The Shoppes’ retail anchors, joining other confirmed tenants: Old Navy, Ulta Beauty, Five Below, Burlington, T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods, and Famous Footwear.

Lexington, Kentucky

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An upcoming Lexington, Kentucky store will mark Publix’s fourth location in the Bourbon State.

In December of 2022, Publix announced its intention to open a Lexington location in Q2 of 2024, although late March 2023 updates suggest the opening has been pushed back to Q4 of 2024.

Kentucky is the eighth state that Publix has branched into, and its Lexington store will be at the corner of Georgetown Road and Citation Boulevard.

Carrollton, Virginia

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Continuing its northward push, Publix has set its sights on a new store in Carrollton, Virginia. The grocer plans to open a 48,387-square-foot location at Bartlett Station in late 2024.

Publix has a store opening soon in Suffolk and one already operating in Williamsburg, as well as plans underway for stores in Chesapeake and Virginia Beach.

Virginia Beach, Virginia

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Virginia Beach will be getting its first Publix store in late 2024. Publix will be opening a 50,820-square-foot location on Nimmo Parkway and General Booth Boulevard.

Gainesville, Georgia

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A new Publix store will anchor a Gainesville shopping center at the corner of New Holland Way and Limestone Parkway.

With 54,964 square feet of space, Publix will occupy the bulk of the 76,764-square-foot Limestone Marketplace. Plans are underway for the store to open in mid-2024.

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Louisville, Kentucky

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In addition to plans for a Lexington, Kentucky store underway, Publix is planning not one, not two, but three new store locations in Louisville.

Through its Hello Kentucky website, Publix is introducing its high-quality meats, seafood, and other grocery products and supermarket services to Kentuckians.

A location is planned to open in late 2023 at the Terra Crossing Shopping Center off the Gene Snyder Freeway. 

The 55,701-square-foot store will boast coveted amenities that most Publix stores lack, including a 3,200-square-foot liquor store and a drive-thru pharmacy. It will be the first Publix Liquors store to open outside of Florida.

Publix’s second Louisville location is slated to open in early 2024 at Ballardsville and Brownsboro Roads.

The retailer’s third Louisville location is set to open in the second quarter of 2024. Located in east Louisville at the corner of Shelbyville Road and Flat Rock Road, this location includes an adjacent Publix Liquors store.

Chesapeake, Virginia

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Publix will shake up the Chesapeake grocery scene in early 2025. Spoiled for choice on a crowded scene – with Wegmans, Harris Teeter, Kroger, and Lidl – Publix is throwing its hat in the ring.

The Florida-based chain is betting customers will go big for its customer-first shopping experience.

The new 48,387-square-foot branch will be located at the corner of Dominion Boulevard and Cedar Road.

Garner, North Carolina

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Publix will open a Garner, North Carolina, store in early 2025. Located at Middle Creek Crossings, the 48,387-square-foot store will be at the corner of Highway 42 and Highway 50.

This will be the Florida-based grocer’s first store in Garner, joining a handful of other Publix locations in the Wake County area.

Garner could be a safe bet since the city now has pretty limited grocery options but has experienced notable growth. The population grew by 8% from 2010 to 2020 and has also undergone a recent surge in the past few years.

Bottom Line

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If you live down South or near South and don’t yet have a Publix store to call your own, sit tight. The Florida-based supermarket chain is rapidly expanding, with new stores opening monthly.

You’ll be able to cut costs on groceries with Publix BOGOs and special Deli and seafood entree deals before you know it.

Beyond groceries, you’ll love the other convenient features that every Publix store boasts, including check cashing, coin counting, money transfer, money order, pharmacy, and floral services.

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