The new Publix in Tampa's Westshore district is now open

The sub line during the workday lunch hour will be a nightmare.

click to enlarge The new Publix in Tampa's Westshore district is now open

If you're currently working or living in Tampa's Westshore district, your lunch options just leveled up. The latest Publix supermarket has made its debut at 4900 W. Kennedy Blvd. today. 

According to the Tampa Bay Times, "The West Shore district has more than 100,000 workers coming to its offices each day, according to local business group the Westshore Alliance. About 15,000 people live within the district itself, and there are the 40 hotels with a combined 7,000 rooms." Damn, we can only imagine what the sub line is going to look like once word spreads. 

If you want to miss the crowds, you can always take advantage of the newly revamped  InstaCart app for speedy online orders and Pub sub deliveries, which will come in handy when work lets out and commuters want to grab something hot before they dive into bumper-to-bumper traffic. 

While we continue to watch the decline of niche organic grocery stores (RIP Lucky's Market and EarthFare), Publix continues to capitalize on its cult following (aka Publix merch) and customer service.Not much longer until the downtown Tampa Greenwise Market makes its debut in 2021. Pub subs for all.

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