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Grand Opening Of Publix Supermarket U.S. 1 and 53rd Street

The area’s newest Publix Supermarket on U.S. 1 and 53rd Street in Vero Beach is scheduled to open on May 25th.  The store will open for business formally at 7 a.m. May 25th, although employees and their families will receive a preview the evening of May 24th.  Lola Digiuseppi will serve as the store’s first manager.

The 45,000-square-foot anchor store is in a 68,500-square-foot shopping center called Harbor Point, currently under development by Winter Park developer Michael Collard.  He is developing the site with the North American Development Group Inc. of West Palm Beach.  The project is valued at $6.5 million, according to county buildings department of permits.

In the works for several years, the shopping center was on hold until Indian River County could finish a $12 million project extending 53rd Street, connecting Indian River Boulevard to 58th Avenue.  Publix hopes to draw customers from Waterway Village ,  Vero Lago on 58th Avenue ,  the Grand Harbor development to the east and from the barrier island.

Publix spokeswoman Maria Brous from Lakeland said the store layout will feature traditional Publix ”  fresh ” departments including bakery, meat, produce and deli, as well as specialty items such as sushi.

” The whole idea is to provide a convenient location and a clean shopping environment, ” said Brous.

” The convenience  of having everything in one place will make it a one-stop shopping experience for our customers. ”

The store will also include a traditional Publix pharmacy, as well as a floral department.

While none of the additional 16,000 square feet of retail space will be occupied when Publix opens ist doors next week,  tenants previously announced by Winter Park leasing agent Drew Forness include a hair salon, a bagel company, a Chinese restaurant, an Italian restaurant and nail salon.

Brous said the key to the success of the Publix supermarket chain is its commitment to customer service.  Employees strive to make the shopping experience pleasant for customers.

” What we love for our customers to say is that it’s our Publix’ supermarket. ” Brous said.


StoreRight Self  Storage  welcomes our new neighbors at Harbor Point and is looking forward to many new and lasting business relationships.

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