Publix could pave the way for specialty grocer like Trader Joe’s in downtown Tampa

Publix Super Markets Inc.’s decision to put a store in downtown Tampa’s Channel district could have ripple effects on residential and retail development in the urban core for years to come.

Lakeland-based Publix confirmed Tuesday that it will build a store at the intersection of East Twiggs Street and Meridian Avenue, just west of a 21-story apartment tower with 323 units. It’s a project that has been in the works for years, with Publix long-rumored as the grocer.

Tampa-based Mercury Advisors is… …read more