Q: Is the Publix in Naples Town Centre open now? It doesn’t appear to be, but there was an article in the paper that said, “Pours are located inside the Naples Towne Centre at 3815 Tamiami Trail E., Naples,” making it sound like it is open. — Christie Domenick, Naples
A: The long-awaited Publix supermarket in Naples Towne Centre South is scheduled to open Dec. 1, introducing Southwest Florida to its first Pours bar. “This is a beverage area that features locally roasted coffee, wine, beer and kombucha on tap, acai bowls and smoothies that customers can enjoy while shopping in-store or relaxing in the venue,” said Lindsey Willis, media relations manager for Lakeland-based Publix Super Markets Inc.
Although the new East Naples location is smaller than the average Publix store, it will be the fifth traditional Publix store with a Pours. This in-store sip-and-shop feature at the front of the Naples-area store is similar to what was offered when it was Lucky’s Market. Lucky’s Market closed in February 2020 after operating for only four years.
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