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)