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New Publix coming to Apopka


From the City of Apopka Public Information Office

Publix Super Markets has submitted preliminary concept plans for an attractive new, open-air shopping center on a portion of 18 acres directly east of the newly opened Wekiva Parkway interchange with West Kelly Park Road and west of Plymouth Sorrento Road.

The concept plan is a very initial proposal to get the city's early feedback. If approved, the development will be located in Apopka's Kelly Park area, which includes a special form-based code to encourage more attractive urban development.

Publix proposes a 46,013-square-foot store in the first phase. The site also is proposed with a large gateway entry with water fountains and less than an acre of outparcel property at the corner of West Kelly Park and Plymouth Sorrento.

The second phase of development could have a 3,000-square-foot restaurant building and a 3,600-square-foot retail building separated from the grocery store. Phase three includes a 7,200-square-foot retail building. Phase four will include a 6,000-square-foot retail building.

Publix is among the largest supermarket chains in the country with more than 1,154 stores. Retail sales for 2016 reached $34 billion.