April 24, 2014

Who Said That?

Florida's quote of the day

| 5/8/2013

"I know some people like it over there but it doesn't make much sense to me."

-- Publix customer Sal Schantz

Five years ago when Publix bought 49 Albertsons stores across the state, local shoppers quickly questioned what would happen to the seemingly redundant situation at 38th Avenue N and Fourth Street.

On the west side sat an Albertsons and on the east, a Publix. Would the Lakeland grocery company close one or convert it to its "healthier" Greenwise concept? Neither.

After a facelift, the Albertsons reopened as a Publix, or "Publixons" as many shoppers nicknamed it. Despite continued rumors along the way of closings or new concepts, five years later both stores continue to operate just a few hundred yards from each other.

Read more at the Tampa Bay Times.

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