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This is pretty cool, the pnly problem I see is they did not make the publix near big enough..... Now that its in that location off of park, its closer to all the housing and apartments on park ave....... They should only build the mega centers like the Ocala and Lake ella ones.

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Thanks for the update! I'll have to drive out that way when I'm in Tally next. (Hopefully later this month.)

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I do understand that we needed a new Publix in that area and I am not against it at all. I'm glad we got a new one, but w/that said, now we have another dead shopping center in town in a highly visible area. K-mart I still fear isn't long for this world. So my hope is that this center is re-created as soon as possible w/some type of quality development and please oh please repave that parking lot!

I'm always sad to see "dead bldgs."

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I do understand that we needed a new Publix in that area and I am not against it at all. I'm glad we got a new one, but w/that said, now we have another dead shopping center in town in a highly visible area. K-mart I still fear isn't long for this world. So my hope is that this center is re-created as soon as possible w/some type of quality development and please oh please repave that parking lot!

I'm always sad to see "dead bldgs."

I know I've said it before, but I'll say it again..........the old retro Publix and K-Mart were super cool! I'm going to miss them, in a twisted sort of way. They looked like not a day from the 1970s!

In South Florida we have a couple of old, old school Publix's left.....you know the ones with the triangle logo on the roof? There are also many former Publix's that are now other supermarkets that have the triangle motif. It looks really cool.

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Anyone ever see this?

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Now THAT'S what you call "Club Publix"! :D

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I love the Urban Publix design, although I don't too much care for the lettering.

Retro look is ok too. Just ok, my opinion. I don't care for much of any design that came out of the 70s.

The New Publix was bursting full of shoppers tonight. It will also have a major parking problem if tonight was any indication of future nights, especially when other tenants join the complex.

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yes, they need a parking garage publix is so popular... that lot is way too small

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I know I've said it before, but I'll say it again..........the old retro Publix and K-Mart were super cool! I'm going to miss them, in a twisted sort of way. They looked like not a day from the 1970s!

In South Florida we have a couple of old, old school Publix's left.....you know the ones with the triangle logo on the roof? There are also many former Publix's that are now other supermarkets that have the triangle motif. It looks really cool.

mpublix2.jpg

Anyone ever see this?

p10500311ec.jpg

p10500380ld.jpg

Now THAT'S what you call "Club Publix"! :D

:shok: That's off the hook. The last Publix shot resembles a nightclub

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I stopped in real quick tonight and was somewhat disappointed. The new store seems to be overly simplistic. Nothing new "oooh" or "aaaah". Its "just a grocery store." Given its location, one would think it would be half-way decent. All the other new Publix's (Ocala Rd, Lake Ella, Vineyards, Southwood, CCSE) seem to have "something" to differentiate them. Oh well. We usually shop Southwood anyways.

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I believe that the old Northwood Publix use to have one of those flashing triangle type signs on it years ago.

Isn't that last Publix the one in Ft. Lauderdale just south of downtown and the New River?

I probably won't go into the new Publix for a month. I'm not into the hype this town generates about new places to eat or shop b/c it's just too crazy in the beginning. From the way I see it these days, Publix builds two types of stores: Big ones like Lake Ella and Ocala and smaller ones like Vineyards, Park Ave. and Southwood.

I've been in the Southwood and Vineyard Publix's and I dont' think they are that remarkable either? Can you shed some light on why they are? For the record the Lake Ella and Ocala ones aren't remarkable either, just big bright grocery stores. Don't get me wrong, they are all nice, but I'm in there to get my food shopping done and get out. I'm that guy that will tell you to MOVE if you spend too much time in the MIDDLE of the aisle having a group discussion about which darn salad dressing to buy. Just move over or grab one PLEASE! It's like a road people....stay to the right and left of the aisle and leave room for passing...and that dairy area in the Lake Ella Publix is just one big cluster fudge!!!!! :angry:

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I went to the new Governor's Crossing Publix and was pleased with it...Publix does bright neat and clean better than anyone else. The parking lot seemed small but I think thats due to the "newness factor" crowds. It's sorta funny that the opening of a grocery store we already have throughout our city is an EVENT. The Publix location that it replaced was usually not crowded when I did visit so I hope that trends towards the new one too...However, watch out when Panera Bread opens!

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I believe that the old Northwood Publix use to have one of those flashing triangle type signs on it years ago.

Isn't that last Publix the one in Ft. Lauderdale just south of downtown and the New River?

I've been in the Southwood and Vineyard Publix's and I dont' think they are that remarkable either? Can you shed some light on why they are? For the record the Lake Ella and Ocala ones aren't remarkable either, just big bright grocery stores. Don't get me wrong, they are all nice, but I'm in there to get my food shopping done and get out. I'm that guy that will tell you to MOVE if you spend too much time in the MIDDLE of the aisle having a group discussion about which darn salad dressing to buy. Just move over or grab one PLEASE! It's like a road people....stay to the right and left of the aisle and leave room for passing...and that dairy area in the Lake Ella Publix is just one big cluster fudge!!!!! :angry:

That last Publix was one built in South Beach. There is one in downtown Fort Lauderdale with more "conservative" architecture if you will, but still far different from conventional Publixes (sp).

Amen to the last part! It's like get the hell out the damn way! I'm the master of "getting in, getting out". I know what I want, I get it, then I leave. For the amount of groceries I buy, I think I'd probably get an award for the quickest grocery shopping. And Club Pub is the worst!!! All these stupid frat boys standing around with these gigling, scantily clad sorostitutes........aaarrgghbh! :P

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LOL!

To me these new Publix stores are all pretty much the same. The best stores, in my opinion, were built in the mid-early 90s. Back then stores like Tallahassee #533 located on Thomasville Road @ Bradfordville were considered the "Big Stores" at 50,000 sq.ft. Now Clublix and Lake Ella storea are being built with taller ceilings because of the second floor training/lounge/ and office area, and are nearly 65,000 sq.ft.

When I started at the Vineyard I remember thinking it was the smallest Publix I'd ever been inside. It was 40,000 sq.ft. and had those cheap, sharp-looking pieces of metal hanging up as decor. I thought that was tacky. I love the Pastel look of the Southwood Store. I think that store has the best interior. I've yet to see the new Publix store so I'm unable to judge. I'll try to make it over soon.

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