The Publix at 13031 Walsingham Road in unincorporated Largo will celebrate its opening with a ribbon-cutting Thursday, Aug. 17, at 7 a.m.
LARGO – After several months of work, the Publix at 13031 Walsingham Road in unincorporated Largo will celebrate its opening with a ribbon-cutting Thursday, Aug. 17, at 7 a.m.
The nearly 46,000-square-foot store, which was completely torn down and rebuilt, will include the same features as other newer Publix stores, including an in-store pharmacy and an adjacent liquor store, according to spokesman Brian West.
He said the first 500 customers will receive a free reusable bag, but they won’t last long.
“Normally, we go through 500 customers within the first hour,” he said.
West said the store will be overstaffed for the grand opening so employees can have a solid interaction with their customers all day long.
“Every department manager in the store will be there dressed in a suit and they are really there that day to meet and greet their customers,” he said.
Some of those employees also are likely to be familiar faces for previous customers, because the former employees, who were relocated to surrounding stores, were given the option of returning, West said.