New Publix at Island Walk Opened Today
At 7 A.M., more than 50 customer were lined up at the door of the new store on Palm Coast Pkwy NE. The 10,000 additional square feet include an expanded produce department and a pharmacy.
PALM COAST, FL – October 29, 2015 – Seven A.M. today marked the opening of the new Publix at Island Walk. By the time the doors opened, more than 50 customers were lined up at the entrance.
The new store is 10,000 square feet larger than the old one. The additional space is apparent throughout the store with its huge produce department, expanded seafood, meat and dairy offerings, plus a pharmacy. Pizza lovers will appreciate the larger freezer section.
Even the shopping carts are new. And the always cheerful and helpful Publix staff was on hand greeting shoppers. Each early arrival was presented with an insulated, zippered Publix shopping bag. I used mine to bring home some ground lamb, something that had been hard to find at the old store.
Be sure to stop by today.
WINE, WINE, WINE
Publix always a pleasure, is so true. Have loved for many years and now more to come. thanks Guys!!!!
How the first PUBLIX came into being….
Mr. and Mrs. George E. Chuddy
28 Lake Drive
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Chuddy:
Because you have made a commitment in Palm Coast by establishing your home here, we believe you should be aware of an agreement that we recently reached with the Federal Trade Commission.
ITT Community Development Corporation ( ICDC) has signed a Consent Agreement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) concerning the furture development of Palm Coast. Signing the agreement does not constitute an admission that any law has been violated, as the agreement itself states. We feel the agreement is important in order to attain our primary goal — the development of Palm Coast as a balanced, well-rounded community.
An important part of the Consent Agreement calls for the execution of plans, within six years, which we believe, in the long run, will be good for Palm Coast. In brief, among other things , we have agreed to the following:
———->1. A shopping center with at least 400,000 square feet of floor space will be provided.We are already in contact with prospective developers of individual stores, including a supermarket.<---------- 2. With appropriate governmental agreement, a traffic interchange on Interstate Highway 95 will be constructed to serve Palm Coast according to plans we submitted to the Florida Department of Transportation in August 1972. ICDC will pay for the interchange as originally designed. 3. An office and research park area will be developed with appropriate roads and utilities to serve it and landscaping to make it an attractive part of Palm Coast. Planning for this already is under way. 4. A multi-purpose office building, with at least 5,000 square feet of floor space, will be constructed for tenants in the office and reserch park. This structure, also, is under planning. 5. We will move the headquarters of ICDC to Palm Coast. We plan to be substantial employer contributing much to the economy of Palm Coast and Flagler County. The agreement also provides for us to restrict our developoment efforts to 42,000 acres for a period of 15 years ( with possible extension for another five years). This will allow appropriate construction in areas set aside for commercial establishments, light industry, recreation, preservation and conservation and other residential uses. Moreover, during this 15- or 20-year period, sales will be limited to 48,000 registered lots of which over 36,000 already have been sold. The aforementioned are some of the most important points contained in the Consent Agreement as it affect you and the balanced development of Palm Coast. You will also be interested in knonwing of additional projects that we believe further enhance the community.. Here are some examples: We have donated two acres of land, adjoining the furture Emergency Services Building site, to the Palm Coast branch of the YMCA to be used as the location fo a Community Activities Center. We will bear the cost of constructing this facility for all community residents and for sharing in operational expenses during its first three years -- a gift totalling more than $400,000. We have provided as a gift a site of 57 acres to the Flagler County School Board for a junior-senior high school. The first class of proud seniors was graduated from Flagler-Palm Coast High School last spring. We have designated a number of sites for recreation parks, preservation and conservation, and other public areas. One site, in Section 1-A, now is being developed and a paved bicycle path has been constructed. Another bike path, starting near the Yacht Club, is in use. We are working with the Palm Coast Civic Association so that Palm Coast residents can form a legal entity to which we can donate oa one-acre site and an Emergency Services Building to house fire and security forces, an ambulance, and facilities for community activities. A preliminary blueprint fo the structure has been approved by a committeee from the Community. As you know, we donated a $36,000 pumper fire truck to the Palm Coast Volunteer Fire Department , which will be stationed in the Emergency Services Building.. Palm Coast's first church building, St. Mark by the Sea Lutheran Church, ws dedicated on the morning of July 4. Catholic and Baptist church organizations have purchased sites for their proposed churches. And Temple Beth Shalom is considering building a Synagogue. We at ICDC are very pleased, as we know citizens of Palm Coast are, to witness this growth and progress in the vitally important religioius life of our community. Palm Coast's first financial institution, a branch of the Security First Federal Savings and Loan Association, recently opened for business. We believe others will follow with the growth of the community. These and many other facilitites will be needed to serve Palm Coast's growing population. And it is growing. During the last nine months, construction of over 200 homes began. We now have over 1,000 people living and enjoying the good life at Palm Coast. In closing, let me assure you that the ITT Community Development Corporation believes very strongly in the furture of Palm Coast and that we are determined that it will grow and progress in a balanced and healthy manner. Sincerely yours, Alan Smolen President.
St. Josephs’ Plantation Trail for Palm Coast
…some of you may have noticed that County Attourney Hadeed has suggested a ‘ Trail ‘ for Palm Coast – ‘ St. Josephs’ Plantation Trail’
That would be so great to come to fruition – St. Joes’ Grade ( a.k.a. Palm Coast Parkway ) to the Brigadeer Generals’ Jose Martin Hernandez’s Plantation Site ( Publix Shopping Center ) to the Plantations’ Slave Quarters ( Holland Park ) down Florida Park Drive and over to Longs’ Landing ( Hernandez’s Wharf )…
Shipping goods from that port …
How neat is that idea for Tourism?
We can hope.