Publix opens first campus store at the University of South Florida

Posted at 9:52 AM, Dec 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-06 09:52:35-05

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Publix has opened its first store on a college campus at the University of South Florida.

The Lakeland-based supermarket chain said more than 50 of the 140 employees are university students.

The store opened Thursday in Tampa.

The university is leasing the 28,000 square-foot (2601 sq. meter) store to Publix for 25 years.

The store is slightly smaller than most of the chain's other locations but includes full-service floral and seafood departments.