Publix Construction Update on Back Beach Road

15 acres of chopping, grubbing, clearing and sweat, Frank and Terry are just trying to stay cool. It isn’t working.

“All that black fencing? I put it all up by hand”, Frank said. “There wasn’t a machine to help.”

It all seems to be happening so fast, but then again, Pier Park was the same way. One year it was a huge dirt field, the next year it was a thriving mall with a constant flow of activity pumping through its retailers.

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Land cleared for new Publix on Back Beach Road

The Publix on Middle Beach Road is being moved to Back Beach Road. The new location will be across Beckrich from Home Depot and will likely include other stores.

I’m still unsure as to why they are moving the Publix, I had thought, at one point, that it had something to do with the CRA, but not real sure here.

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