Publix Super Markets Inc. says it has signed a lease for a second store in Kentucky. Like the first store in the state, this location will be in Louisville, located at the northeast corner of Ballardsville and Brownsboro roads in Jefferson County.
The store will feature a 55,701-square-foot Publix supermarket, including a drive-thru Publix Pharmacy and an adjacent 2,800-square-foot Publix Liquors, offering beer, wine and spirits.
The store is anticipated to open in the first quarter of 2024; a grand opening date has not yet been determined.
Publix CEO Todd Jones spoke on the supermarket chain’s continued growth into the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
“We are proud to be planting roots in Jefferson County and look forward to building lifelong relationships with our new customers,” he said. “With two planned stores currently in development, we are excited to continue sharing our Publix culture and commitment to service with the Bluegrass State.”
The company announced its entry into Kentucky, its eighth state, in September.
Lakeland, Florida-based Publix, the largest employee-owned company in the U.S. with more than 225,000 associates, currently operates 1,291 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. For more information, visit the company’s website, corporate.publix.com.