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Pre-Opening Reception - Vilano Beach Publix - January 12, 2012 at 4 p.m.

TODAY is the Pre-Opening Reception - Vilano Beach Publix - January 12, 2012 at 4 p.m.

Please stop by the Vilano Beach Publix today, Thursday, January 12th at 4 p.m. The first 500 people will receive insulated Publix bags that also say Vilano Beach Town Center---how cool is that? (um---no pun intended)

Pre-ceremony entertainment from 3:30 to 4:00 will be provided by the Florida School for the Deaf & Blind "Outta Sight" choral group.  The last song they will do before the ceremony is "America the Beautiful".  I am told they have a guy who sounds just like Ray Charles.  The President of the School, Danny Hutto, will be there, and he said this group is amazingly fabulous. Bill Sabo, the music director, lives in North Beach.

About seven local restaurants will be providing food along with the big cake (3'x 5') provided by Publix. The public will be allowed to form a line to go into the lobby to peek inside the store.

The Vilano Beach Town Center Publix grand opening will be Saturday, January 14th. Doors open at 8 a.m. Then the normal store hours will be 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Local residents just received a welcome brochure in the mail with a $5 coupon. Come one, come all!

Welcome Publix to Vilano!

Vilano Beach Town Center Publix Pre-Opening


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 • January 12 2012 10:07AM


Sounds like a great, local event! And, who doesn't want free cake? ;)

Hope you have a great weekend!

Posted by Gina Tufano, Ask Gina & Company, Northern Virginia Real Estate (Ask Gina & Company with Pearson Smith Realty) about 8 years ago

Yes, love free cake! We have been working on getting a Publix to Vilano for 14 years! So this is really exciting for our local community.

Posted by Barbara Jenness, St. Augustine FL Real Estate (Barbara B. Jenness, P.A. - St. Augustine, FL) about 8 years ago