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Publix opens Crossings at Wildlight store

Aside from in-store shopping, the store offers order-ahead curbside pickup and home delivery powered by Instacart.
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A new Publix store has opened at The Crossings at Wildlight shopping center in Florida.

The location, which was developed by Sleiman Enterprises, will serve as the first grocery store in the Wildlight community, the retailer said.

Aside from in-store shopping, the store will also offer order-ahead curbside pickup and home delivery powered by Instacart.

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“We are thrilled for Publix to open at the Crossings at Wildlight. Publix is set to be the foundation for this shopping center creating a vibrant center which will include both needed goods and services for the area along with dining and lifestyle opportunities this community desires. We are excited to welcome Publix and will continue announcing new tenants that enhance the Wildlight lifestyle soon,” said Michael McNaughton, chief operating officer, Sleiman Enterprises.

In addition, each department will carry a variety of desired grocery items including bakery, deli, produce, meat, seafood, gourmet meats and cheeses, a floral section, pharmacy, premium wine and beer, and guest services, the company said.

“This was an exciting development for us, and we enjoyed working with Publix, Raydient Places + Properties, and the Wildlight team. We look forward to developing more properties together in the future,” said Toney Sleiman, principal. 

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Located at 7610 William Burgess Boulevard in Yulee, Fla., the development also includes three multi-tenant retail buildings, two single or multi-tenant buildings and three outparcels.

“We are very excited for the opening of our newest Publix location at the Crossings at Wildlight,” said Hannah Herring, Publix’s media relations manager. “We look forward to continuing to provide premier service and quality products to new and existing customers in this growing market.”

Wildlight is located north of Jacksonville, Fla., on State Road 200 at Interstate-95 in Nassau County.

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“We couldn’t be more excited to introduce Publix as Wildlight’s anchor supermarket,” said Wes Hinton, vice president, Wildlight. “The much-anticipated opening of this exceptional store with quality products and legendary customer service is an amazing addition to Wildlight’s overall commercial offerings including a variety of restaurants and shops conveniently located within our unique community, that will greatly serve our residents and the larger Nassau County area for years to come.”

Publix currently operates 1,297 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.

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