Residents on Fort Myers Beach will no longer have to drive off the island to get their groceries after this Thursday. The long-awaited re-opening of Publix is finally set to happen.
There has been zero communication between the company and the community about the re-opening. The only way residents knew the store was set to open back up was the signs they put out on Estero Boulevard.
Publix has been closed since Hurricane Ian came through town back in September of last year. Residents living on the island have had to drive either to the Wal-Mart off the island on the north end or to Bonita on the south end to get their groceries.
It’s our understanding that once the Publix opens on Thursday they are also planning to make a $5,000 donation of product to the Beach Baptist market