Older Publix stores still operating?

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Older Publix stores still operating?

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I'd be interested to know what the oldest Publix operating is or the one with the oldest interior.

The former Publix here was built in 1960, and as of 1998 was mostly original. It may have had some expansions and work done in the 1970s, and the decor was probably updated about 1990 or so. But it was still very retro and old looking. In 1998-99 they did a big expansion and complete remodel. It had a decor update around 2006 and 2010. In 2016 it got replaced with a new store in the same spot.

A Publix I used to shop at in college around 2007-08 was built in the 1980s. It may have had a decor update sometime in the early 90s. That one was replaced by an Albertson's that Publix bought in 2008 or so. I was rather disappointed when I first shopped in that store, because I expected an updated Publix. Instead, Publix simply painted over Albertson's decor and changed out their department lettering for their own! Nothing else changed except the checkout counters. I was surprised Publix would do so little. I was never a big fan of Albertson's decor, and to be fair that was one of the last stores to be built with the maroon and gray decor so it was already quite dated when it opened.

That store since got remodeled with new refrigeration and flooring around 2010 and has again gotten a new decor update a year or two ago. They also took out Albertson's strip lighting and replaced with LED recessed panels with that decor update.

Publix did a big expansion campaign around here in 2016-18, where they moved into some new towns and replaced existing locations in others, so there are no other older stores left in my region.
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