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.