Publix broke ground on its first supermarket in Louisville, Kentucky, located at the northwest corner of Terra Crossing Boulevard and Old Henry Road in Jefferson County. Kentucky will mark Publix’s eighth state of operation.
The Terra Crossing Shopping Center, 2500 Terra Crossing Blvd., is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2023. It will feature a 55,701-square-foot supermarket with a drive-thru Pharmacy and an adjacent 3,200-square-foot Publix Liquors offering beer, wine, and spirits. This will be the first Publix Liquors located outside the state of Florida.
“It’s an exciting day for Publix Super Markets as we break ground in our eighth state,” said Publix CEO Todd Jones. “When our founder, George Jenkins, opened the first Publix store, he wanted to create a better grocery store, one that kept associates and customers top of mind. More than 90 years later, we have kept true to our values, including supporting the communities in which we live and work. We look forward to sharing the Publix difference with Kentuckians.”
New Kentucky Locations
The supermarket chain also announced it had signed a lease for a third Kentucky supermarket. The Fountains at Palomar, which will be located at the northwest corner of Man O’ War Boulevard and Harrodsburg Road, is expected to open in the fourth quarter of 2024.
The location will feature a 55,701-square-foot store with a drive-thru Pharmacy and an adjacent 3,200-square-foot Publix Liquors. The store will be the company’s first in the city of Lexington.
In late 2021, the company announced a second Louisville supermarket at the northeast corner of Ballardsville Road and Brownsboro Road. The location, expected to open in the first quarter of 2024, will feature a 55,701-square-foot store with a drive-thru Pharmacy and an adjacent 3,200-square-foot Publix Liquors.
The supermarket chain is the largest employee-owned company in the U.S. with more than 230,000 associates. Currently operates 1,296 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia.
Following the groundbreaking, company leaders and associates held a Publix Serves event at Dare to Care, a Feeding America member food bank in Louisville, to unload and sort 40,000 pounds of produce donated by the company.
Since fall 2021, Publix has provided biweekly produce donations to Dare to Care. The nonprofit organization partners with local social service agencies, food pantries, shelters, and emergency kitchens to provide food to the surrounding community.