If you've been by the Publix located in Carrollwood's Village Center, you've probably seen signage indicating the store will be closing soon for a complete remodel.
Carrollwood Patch caught up with Shannon Patten, spokeswoman for Publix, to get some details on what shoppers can expect in the coming months and when the store is complete.
"This is going to be the perfect location for our Carrollwood customers to explore an array of foods and services in one location," Patten said.
Here are some other details:
- The existing Publix at 13178 N. Dale Mabry Highway will close this spring (exact month not available), and construction will take about 10 months.
- The new 49,000-square-foot store will offer an assortment of conventional items combined with a selection of earth-friendly, all-natural and organic products as well as an expanded variety of specialty items for customer convenience.
- There will be a salad bar with more than 20 fresh salad selections, a soup bar offering several gourmet soups daily and a Pacific Wok featuring Pan Asian favorites like Mongolian Beef, Sweet & Sour Chicken, Vegetable Lo-Mein and more.
- The store will offer coffee and there will be a seating area along with free Wi-Fi service.
- There will be a full-service floral department and a floral specialist will be available.
- The produce department will be expanded to carry both organic and conventionally grown fruits and vegetables, including a selection of exotic choices from around the world.
- The seafood department will offer wild-and farm-raised varieties of fresh fish as well as an extensive variety of shellfish options, including lobster. An expanded sushi counter will include sushi made with brown rice.
- There will be a cheese selection that will include more than 100 varieties of artisan cheeses from the United States and around the world. A certified cheese specialist will staff this full-service area to assist with selecting and pairing cheeses with other foods and beverages.
- The store will have a larger variety of gluten-free products and will also offer more international foods too, including Mexican, Caribbean, South American, Brazilian, West Indian, kosher, British and German items.
- Wine specialists will be available to assist customers in pairing.
Stay with Patch for updates on the progress of the new store.
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