Publix GreenWise Market recently opened its newest location in the redeveloped Water Street neighborhood of Tampa, Florida. It is the second of the company’s new-concept specialty, natural, and organic stores to be located in a high-rise multiuse building. Above the store are two towers of apartment living and a parking garage.
“So many exciting things are happening in downtown Tampa, and we are pleased to be part of that,” said Kevin Murphy, president of Publix. “Our curated mix of high-quality specialty make-at-home and grab and go items will add a level of convenience for residents and visitors looking for easy meal solutions as they enjoy the events and activities available in the surrounding area.”
The 26,000-square-foot location will be connected to the district cooling system located in Tampa’s Water Street neighborhood. The chilled water from the cooling system provides improved energy efficiency and better stability for the air-conditioning and refrigeration systems. This will be the second time Publix has connected to a district cooling system for air-conditioning needs but the first time for refrigeration.
In 2018, Publix announced that it would start using CO2 instead of chemical refrigerants in the refrigeration systems of some of its stores in order to help reduce its carbon footprint.
Publix GreenWise Market offers a variety of organic groceries, familiar favorites, house-made specialties, and more for health-conscious and gourmet foodies alike. The store includes locally curated items and experience zones with products for any occasion.
The first new-concept Publix GreenWise Market is located in Tallahassee, Florida. Nine stores are now open, including the Tampa location. A 10th is planned for St. Augustine, Florida.