Thursday, May 2, 2019

Press release from Publix, 2011: “Grand Opening of Publix at Lake Worth”.

The press release from Publix is below, another recent milestone in Lake Worth Beach.

And please note that Mr. Tom McGow (nom de plume, Mr. McFixit), still has a blog about the City of Lake Worth and Tom chronicled many of the goings on about Publix from 2009–2010 in blog posts titled, No Longer Publix Enemy #1, Publix Comments, For The Publix Good, The Publix Perception, and later Publix Works.

Tom had a special way of stirring up the public and then Publix came to town a year later, in 2011. At the end of this blog post today learn more about our treasured public Publix and more about Tom McGow too who suddenly passed away last year.

Our Publix still works for us in Lake Worth Beach,

The City of Lake Worth was very fortunate to gain a Publix. April 28th marked the eighth anniversary of Publix in this City. 

Here is the press release from Publix announcing
the ribbon cutting eight years ago:

LAKE WORTH, Fla., (April 19, 2011) — On Thursday, April 28, 2011, 8 a.m., the Publix at Lake Worth will begin serving customers. To kick-off the celebration, Publix will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. at the store’s front doors. Publix officials, members of the City Council, Lake Worth CRA and Lake Worth Chamber of Commerce are expected to be in attendance.

In addition to the traditional grocery, meat, produce, dairy and frozen food departments, the 28,000 square-foot store will feature the following full-service departments: bakery, deli, floral and fresh seafood as well as a Publix Pharmacy. Approximately 100 Publix associates will be employed at the new store.

The store’s art deco façade is reminiscent of some of the original Publix Super Markets which includes neon lighting and signage.

“The grand opening of this store has been long anticipated,” said Kim Jaeger, Publix Miami media and community relations manager. “We are excited to be a pedestrian friendly super market in the heart of such a vibrant downtown community. The art-deco façade of the store reflects Lake Worth’s vibrancy and culture.”

The first 1,500 customers on grand opening day will receive a free Publix reusable bag.

Publix is privately owned and operated by its 147,500 employees, with 2010 sales of $25.1 billion. Currently Publix has 1,034 stores in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee. The company has been named one of FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For in America” for 14 consecutive years. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized as tops in the grocery business, most recently by an American Customer Satisfaction Index survey. For more information, visit the company’s website,  ###

Ever had a sandwich from the Publix deli in LWB? They are delicious!

Scenario: If lunch, brunch or dinner is coming up and you want to order something from the deli make your order online, go pick it up and then proceed to the fast check-out aisle.

Why not try it yourself: Click on this link and you can save your favorite orders, your order history, and view your current order as well which will have the pick-up time. If you get there too early browse the store and pick up other items you may need later on.

About Mr. Tom McGow and Mr. McFixit too.

Tom passed away last year but in passing he left us all a lot of humor, a treasure trove of information and Lake Worth history as well. From 2008–2011 Tom entertained the public and oftentimes skewered public officials with “Tom’s Page”.

Feel like having some fun today? Go and
“McFixit by McGow”.

Here’s how. In the right-hand column of Tom’s blog scroll down and look for the McFixit Handyman Service (which is also called the Search Bar) and type in the name Publix to learn more about what happened 9–10 years ago or type in other things that may interest you by clicking on this link for Tom’s Page.

And for a Lake Worth tribute to Tom from 2018 use this link. Something tells me Tom would be very pleased with Lake Worth Beach in 2019, we’re not there yet but still working hard and Tom was one person who helped lead the way.