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Vilano Beach Publix - Opening Mid-January 2012

Vilano Beach IS getting a Publix.


Update: Per the Publix spokesperson, Dwaine Stevens, Publix will be opening the second quarter of 2012. The developer's website had said late 2011.

It's official. The sign announcing the arrival of Publix was installed this morning in the Vilano Beach Town Center at the intersection of Coastal Highway and Poplar. Many years of community involvement with great county support and developers that are making our dream come true.

Publix Coming Soon

Publix and Atlantic Land RealtyAtlantic Land Realty has announced that Vilano Beach will be getting a Publix Grocery store with a projected opening of late 2011 (see note above that it might be second quarter 2012). Here is more info.


Vilano Beach is the place to be.

Barbara Jenness takes joy in assisting people in buying or selling their home or land in northeast Florida (St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra,  and Jacksonville). She is a community activist and leader serving as President of Friends of A1A 2008-2010, Past President of Scenic & Historic A1A in St. Johns County for over 10 years, and past vice-president of Vilano Beach Main Street (North Shores Improvement Association). She is a past president for WCR in St. Augustine and a member of South Ponte Vedra Civic Association, Porpoise Point, Serenata Beach Club, and Palencia. She founded and is a Past President of the St. Augustine Regional Council (StAR Council) to promote the St. Augustine area to individuals outside the region.

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Comment balloon 2 commentsBarbara Jenness • October 01 2010 11:11AM


I have been interested in applying for employment at Publix, with keen interest in the new Vilano Beach store, specifically.  The management at the Moultrie Square, Hwy. 1 store advised that job openings for the Vilano Beach store would be posted and managed via the Moultrie Square location -- and that applications will be drawn from the Moultrie Square computer bank.  Is this accurate?  My application is stored in this computer bank, but I would like to take the initiative of applying directly to, and at, the Vilano Beach store (as an alternate/additional means of application).

Is there projected date (something more specific than "late December 2011, "  "2nd quarter of 2012," etc.) for the Vilano opening -- or, more importantly, for application and interviewing for employment at this location?  I am interested in a position as bakery trainee, produce/floral associate, cook (meal prep./samples), specifically. 

Can you assist me with advisement as to how to get my "foot in the door"  early on, before the other 900billion folks who are out of work beat me to it?  Thank you so much for your attention and consideration.  I look forward to your response.     Sincerely (and with hope springing eternal),  Diane R. Salino, St. Augustine, Florida




Posted by diane r. salino over 7 years ago

Diane, I do need to update this blog. The opening is scheduled for mid-January 2012. Anyone interested in applying to work at this store is directed to apply to an existing store as you have. There is no place/person at the Vilano Beach store to make application to. I look forward to shopping at our new Publix and meeting you!

Posted by Barbara Jenness, St. Augustine FL Real Estate (Barbara B. Jenness, P.A. - St. Augustine, FL) over 7 years ago