Publix Opens First New Downtown Miami Store In A Decade At Brightline’s 3 MiamiCentral

Publix opened a new supermarket this morning at Brightline’s MiamiCentral complex.

The new store opened at 7 AM today.

Brightline’s headquarters office is directly above the new store, and their train station, food hall and retail complex is about a block away.

It becomes the first new Publix opening in the downtown Miami area in nearly a decade.

The MiamiCentral supermarket has 26,671 square feet of space, and includes a pharmacy. The store is a bit over half the size of the chain’s prototypical store.

Other supermarkets in the area, including both Publix and Whole Foods are said to be among the busiest stores operated by the chains.

Thousands of new residential units are planned or under construction nearby – but new competition will also be coming.

Target and Aldi will be opening across the street from the new Publix in a complex called Block 55 that recently broke ground.

 

(photos: Ryan Rea)

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iFlyMIA
4 months ago

Love to see it.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Perfect location and much needed as the surrounding area continues to welcome hundreds of new residents.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Yeah just in time for 5th downtown residents

Anonymous
4 months ago

Thousands!

Anonymous
4 months ago

Now do Wynwood, a supermarket desert.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Agree!

Anonymous
4 months ago

The current Publix on 20th and Biscayne Boulevard is nearby and the new Edgewater Whole Foods and Midtown Trader Joes will open soon.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Excellent should relieve pressure from the 20th st and biscayne one and many a little off the brickell ones.

Anonymous
4 months ago

First actual grocery store in Overtown, finally!

shoppimg
4 months ago

Overtown has a grocery store on NW 3 Ave

Anonymous
4 months ago

Thank you Publix! Much needed for the area. Atleast we won’t have to make trips to whole foods in downtown/Brickell which is always a shit show.

Anonymous
4 months ago

What address? Which street? The downtown brightline is 4 blocks long

Anonymous
4 months ago

601 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33136

Anonymous
4 months ago

Dog just go to miacentral3

Anonymous
4 months ago

Very small

Anonymous
4 months ago

publix blows.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Now we need a Trader Joe’s in Miami Worldcenter! And another Whole Foods. The area is packing up and people need options.

Anonymous
4 months ago

I want Eataly!!😅

Anonymous
4 months ago

Agree! Also, why the hell does Brickell not have its own Whole Foods yet? I believe the demand is more than obvious.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Because they can conveniently jump on the Metromover and go to one nearby.

Anonymous
4 months ago

There are other national supermarket options that would also be a fit for this area.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Amazon Fresh, The Fresh Market, Sprouts, and hell… even Winn Dixie is opening some new stores again. Also, local establishments like Milam’s Market would be amazing.

S.k
4 months ago

I’m with you, another WF is needed in Brickell. As for the comment about taking the metromover, that’s not an option at all, that system is not reliable (constant technical issues and delays), not to mention some days and times feels unsafe.

Anonymous
4 months ago

So the Metromover better be in perfect working condition when you get ready to jump on it?… even though it doesn’t cost you anything to ride on it?

Anonymous
4 months ago

Yes. It has to work.
My time is more valuable than a train fare.
Walking up a few flights of stairs to hear a “the Brickell Loop is temporarily out if service. Walk to the street and board a shuttle….” blah blah blah message 10% if the time is unacceptable.

If it takes 15 minutes, and 15 minutes opportunity cost, to walk around a d up to a platform they have wasted 1/2 a “billable hour” of my life.

I’d rather spend $5 for something reliable without the Metromover smell.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Okay big money…

S.k
4 months ago

If it breaks down or delayed constantly, what’s the point even if it’s “free” (paid with taxpayers money)? I’d rather spend on something that is reliable vs. wasting my time for a “free” ride.

Stop fuckin building
4 months ago

Sucks

Anonymous
4 months ago

So glad to see an Aldi opening up there.
Nothing to say about Publix other than they should improve their deli, baked goods and offer more than pastelitos and croquetas. Publix, we can get that anywhere in Miami. Use your creative wheels to offer something else.

Anonymous
4 months ago

guy pubsubs are loved in Florida

Anonymous
4 months ago

publix is going to use it’s creative wheels on this new supermarket I heard they were going to sell empanadas, pinchos, churros, tamales , popusas, chuchitos and all that good food from central america

Anonymous
4 months ago

If so, their produce must be migrant worker to table, complete with urine traces and e. coli.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Boy are you gonna get called racist…

Anonymous
4 months ago

You’re better off supporting the small businesses that make those items anyway. Publix has been doing well for YEARS with the current formula of offerings, customer service, and store layout. They are a grocery store FIRST not a bakery.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Meh another Publix.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Meh, you didn’t develop anything.

Anonymous
4 months ago

That publix is going to be filled with Vagrants 24:7

Anonymous
4 months ago

Yeah all those vagrants working in the surrounding buildings and new building coming up.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Well, it’ll mean you’ll be able to say hello to a lot of your buddies then.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Ok… and? What’s your point?

Anonymous
4 months ago

Didn’t you get the memo? This site doubles as a forum for people to release their anti-homeless rage anonymously.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Right on!

Anonymous
4 months ago

No more vagrants than the ones that visit Publix’s in Hialeah and Little Havana.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Brickell Publix on its way!

Anonymous
4 months ago

Too bad Publix will make millions of dollars a week from this store. How much is your business making in Miami Beach or Aventura?