Publix offering rent relief to various businesses
Publix announced that it will be offering rent relief to businesses operating in its Publix-owned shopping centers that have closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The relief package includes waiving rent for two months and waiving payments for common area maintenance fees and taxes, regardless of the tenant’s access to other relief or assistance, the Lakeland, Fla.-based company said.
“As a company that started as a small business 90 years ago, Publix wants to help businesses renting from us survive the economic impact of these unexpected closures,” Maria Brous, Publix director of communications, said.
Currently, Publix operates 1,243 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.