Publix Has Been Granted A Permit To Build Out A New Store At 3 MiamiCentral, & Work Appears To Be Underway

Thousands of apartments are now under construction and planned in the area surrounding Brightline/Virgin Train’s MiamiCentral, and new residents there will soon have a Publix supermarket to shop at.

Records show that Miami’s Building Department has issued a permit to Publix for a new store at 3 MiamiCentral, and construction workers are now on site.

An initial permit was actually issued earlier this year, but major revisions to the plans were submitted in August and approved within the past few days. The permit for the main store was picked up September 13, while a cafe area permit was picked up September 24.

The initial permit listed 27,935 square feet of store are to be built out, with an estimated cost of $3,319,313. There was also a smaller 400 square foot space to be built out.

On Wednesday, several construction workers were in the store, according to photographer Phillip Pessar.

Hawkins Construction of Tarpon Springs is the contractor.

 

(photos: phillip pessar)

 

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Anonymous

About time downtown got a publix, the future looks great for the surrounding area!

Anonymous

There’s 3 already in Brickell either a short drive or metromover ride away. I would have preferred anything else other than Publix. Heck, I would have even preferred a Presidente supermarket.

Anonymous

Oh come on, you know Brickell and Downtown aren’t the same! *eye roll*

Anonymous

Totally agree with you. I’m sooooo over Publix. I’ve lived in both California and New York and I can tell you. One thing I miss are the supermarkets. Anything would have been a welcome choice

Anonymous

What exactly do you not like about Publix?

Anonymous

I can tell you that their deli is pathetic. I’ve seen better delis in Guatemala; the choice of breads is horrific; the prices are way too high. I guess if you like old croquetas and greasy pseudo guava and meat pastelitos, Publix will suffice.

Anonymous

the deli isn’t pathetic, they are renowned in this town for their Subs!

Anonymous

The issue is that you are in a Miami Publix.

Anonymous

Jejejeje……. Guatemala , Public has a standard that fits all kind of people 😉

Anonymous

Publix has everything you need. What are you looking for that they don’t have? Also, I would recommend trying Winn-Dixie it’s not that far from downtown/brickell.

Anonymous

I’ve been going to Winn Dixie, great deals! But Downtown does need a store, I’m glad at least there’s one coming soon.

Anonymous

I lovehow Overtown is suddenly Downtown!! Keep it coming. Drum roll..

Anonymous

Have you had a Publix sub with chicken tenders yet, tho??

Anonymous

Almost everybody I know who moved out of Florida misses Publix, and almost everybody I know who moves to Florida says it’s a godsend compared with supermarkets like Food Lion.

Anonymous

Don’t forget the Whole Foods that’s actually downtown too.

William

I love Publix… I have Giant where I am and it’s not as nice as Publix…. Great infill.. driving more and more people to the city center. Good work –

Anonymous

Giant is truly garbage. I’m sorry for your Publix loss.

Anonymous

Downtown needs a walmart

Anonymous

With shore power.

Anonymous

Will it be close to a Metromover station?

Anonymous

Publix dragged out building this location out until those apartments over the brightline station neared completion.

Anonymous

that Was worked into to the deal

Anonymous

makes sense!!