LAKELAND, Fla. – Publix opened its first store in Louisville, Kentucky, located at the northwest corner of Terra Crossing Boulevard and Old Henry Road in Jefferson County. Kentucky will mark Publix’s eighth operating state.
The Terra Crossing Mall, 2500 Terra Crossing Blvd., is scheduled for completion in the fourth quarter of 2023. It will include a 55,701 square foot store with a drive-thru Publix pharmacy and an adjacent 3,200 square foot Publix. Liquors offering beer, wine and spirits. These will be the first Publix Liquors located outside the state of Florida.
“It’s an exciting day for Publix Super Markets as we open our eighth state,” said Publix CEO Todd Jones. “When our founder, George Jenkins, opened the first Publix store, he wanted to create a better grocery store, a grocery store that would keep associates and customers front and center. More than 90 years later, we have remained true to our values, including supporting the communities in which we live and work. We look forward to sharing the Publix difference with the people of Kentucky. »
Hunger Relief Efforts
Immediately following the grand opening, Publix executives and associates hosted a Publix Serves event at Dare to Care, a Feeding America member food bank in Louisville, to unload and sort 40,000 pounds of product donated by the company today . Launched in 2015, Publix Serves is one of Publix’s community programs uniting more than 230,000 company associates in community service efforts.
Since fall 2021, Publix has provided bi-weekly product donations to Dare to Care. The non-profit organization partners with local social service agencies, food pantries, shelters and emergency kitchens to provide food to the surrounding community. Publix contributions have provided Dare to Care with more than 775,000 pounds of products for neighbors in need.
“We are grateful for the support Publix has provided to the people of Louisville, and we appreciate the company’s passion for helping neighbors facing hunger,” said Vincent James, CEO and President of Dare to Care. “We look forward to continuing to build this great relationship to help reduce hunger in our communities, and we are thrilled to welcome Publix to the Bluegrass State.”
New Kentucky Locations
Publix also announced today that it has signed a lease for a third store in Kentucky. Palomar Fountains, which will be located at the northwest corner of Man O’ War Boulevard and Harrodsburg Road, is scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of 2024. The location will include a 55,701 square foot store with drive-thru Adjacent 3,200 square foot Publix Pharmacy and Publix Liquors. The store will be the company’s first in the city of Lexington.
In late 2021, the company announced a second location in Louisville at the northeast corner of Ballardsville Road and Brownsboro Road. The location, which is expected to open in the first quarter of 2024, will include a 55,701 square foot store with a drive-thru Publix Pharmacy and an adjacent 3,200 square foot Publix Liquors.
Publix, the largest employee-owned company in the United States with more than 230,000 associates, currently operates 1,296 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia . For 25 consecutive years, the company has been recognized by Fortune as a Great Place to Work. Additionally, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized as one of the best in the grocery industry. For more information, visit the company’s newsroom at corporate.publix.com/newsroom.