Publix hasn’t yet opened its first store in Kentucky, but already it has plans underway for yet another location in the state.
Publix has acquired the property for its fourth Kentucky store, which is scheduled to open during the second quarter of 2024, according to a Tuesday announcement from the grocer.
Located on the corner of Flat Rock Road and Shelbyville Road in Louisville, Kentucky, the store will be over 48,300 square feet and include a Publix Pharmacy and adjacent Publix Liquors selling beer, wine and spirits, according to the press release.
Throughout 2022, Publix has continued to plan out its Kentucky footprint. In June, the grocer broke ground in Louisville on its debut Publix store for the state. That store is slated to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2023. In the same announcement, Publix noted it had also signed a lease for a store in Lexington, Kentucky, that is expected to open in late 2024.
In late 2021, Publix revealed plans for a second Louisville location that is expected to open in the first quarter of 2024. Kentucky is the grocer’s eighth state of operation, the announcement noted.
This year, aside from expansion into Kentucky, Publix has introduced 15-minute delivery to Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood through a “nano-fulfillment” center in partnership with Instacart, per an announcement in April. In August, the grocer brought curbside pharmacy pick-up to select locations in Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Virginia with plans to bring it to North Carolina and South Carolina pharmacies at a later date.