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Publix at USF's Tampa Campus Set to Begin Construction

A rendering of the Publix Super Market being built on the USF campus. Credit: Publix Super Markets

LAKELAND, Fla. (Feb. 07, 2018) – Publix Super Markets has announced the commencement of construction for the Publix at USF located at Fletcher Avenue and USF Palm Drive, on the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus. The store will be approximately 28,000 square feet and offer students and faculty indoor and outdoor seating areas, bike racks and sidewalk connectivity to the adjacent residence halls in addition to the traditional offerings of a Publix. An opening date for the location has not been determined. 


“We’re excited to bring a Publix to the campus at USF where students can live, work, play and eat,” said Maria Brous, director of media and community relations. “Conveniently located next to USF residence halls, the short walk or bike ride will offer plenty of fresh grab-and-go options, including our world-famous Publix subs, deli teas, decadent desserts and sushi.”    


Additional details about the Publix at USF will be released closer to the opening of the location.


Publix is privately owned and operated by its more than 190,000 employees, with 2016 sales of $34 billion. Currently Publix has 1,167 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. The company has been named one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for 20 consecutive years. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized among the top in the grocery business. For more information, visit the company’s website,

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