Vilano Beach Publix Celebrates Grand Opening | Business
St. Johns County is pleased to announce the grand opening celebration of the new Publix shopping plaza, located on Vilano Beach.
“This Publix Town Center project is a significant milestone in the Vilano Beach Main Street community that has been the focus of economic development revitalization for the past 14 years, “said St. Johns County Commissioner Ken Bryan.
Local residents, business owners and government officials have been invited to join the Vilano Beach Main Street community for a pre-opening ceremony and reception on Thursday, January 12, 2012, from 4:00pm to 5:30pm.
Publix will hold a grand opening ceremony on Saturday, January 14, 2012, at 8:00am to officially open the store to shoppers.
This new Publix will be a convenient asset for residents of North Beach, Vilano Beach, South Ponte Vedra Beach, Porpoise Point, the City of St. Augustine and thousands of tourists.
The Vilano Beach Main Street Group, working diligently together with St. Johns County, utilized a public/private partnership approach to create a sustainable, pedestrian friendly walkable community, incorporating unique art-deco and Florida vernacular architectural design concepts.
Funding for the Vilano Beach Town Center public infrastructure improvements has been made possible through the utilization of the County’s Community Redevelopment Agency tax increment financing, Industrial Development Authority bonds, state grants and other sources.