DECEMBER 7, 2017 — Long-awaited, the new Island Village Shopping Center opened today and is home to a new 31, 781-sq. ft. Publix. The center features parking on the ground level with the grocery store and pharmacy located on the second floor.
In the fall of 2011, the Business Observer reported that Publix Super Market had purchased Island Estates Plaza. It was the home of the local Publix grocery store and other retail businesses, serving the residents and visitors of Island Estates, Clearwater Beach and Sand Key.
As part of the two-year redevelopment plan, the old store was closed and demolished. During this time, customers had to drive farther to shop at a neighborhood Publix or find a different grocery chain to meet their needs.
Welcome back Publix!