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Vilano Beach Publix Groundbreaking - January 12, 2011 at 4 p.m.

Vilano Beach Publix Groundbreaking will be January 12, 2011 at 4 p.m. at the Surf Hut on Vilano Road across from the Vilano Beach Hampton Inn.

I know to some, I must sound like a broken record or Henny Penny---Publix is coming, Publix is coming.

Coming Soon PublixBut being a board member of Vilano Beach Main Street, Vilano Beach Waterfronts before that and the current Vice-President of the North Shores Improvement Association (NSIA), the parent organization of these groups, I have been working on the redevelopment of Vilano Beach as a citizen volunteer for 13 years. 

Our number one objective was to bring a grocery store to Vilano Beach as this was the number one request of residents in the area.

We are so excited that not only has Publix posted a sign saying they are coming, but that the ceremonial groundbreaking is scheduled for Wednesday, January 12th at 4 p.m. The public is invited and we hope for a great turnout. This has been many years in the making and we are thankful that the developer, Vilano Town Centers Partners, LLC, a partnership of Atlantic Land Realty, Inc., and Land Design South of West Palm Beach were able to make this happen. They had community and government support making this a true public/private partnership.

Come help us welcome Publix to the Vilano Beach Town Center!

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.

Awards: REALTOR of the Year, Businesswoman of the Year, SPIRIT Award Passion, Five-Star Best in Client Satisfaction-7 Years Winner

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Comment balloon 0 commentsBarbara Jenness • January 09 2011 09:58AM