HORIZON WEST In just a few days, the Hamlin community will have a new grocery store to call its own.
The new Publix store — located at the northwest corner of Hamlin Groves Trail and New Independence Parkway — is the second commercial development to come to the Hamlin Town Center, following behind the Walmart Supercenter, which opened across the street in November 2016.
Construction was behind schedule because of a fire that broke out at the building in February, but the 54,244-square-foot-store is now set to open its doors at 8 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, Publix officials confirmed.
As part of Horizon West’s “new suburbanism” concept, it will offer bicycle parking to accommodate cyclists, while also serving those leaving for or returning from work via State Road 429. According to county documents, the store also includes a 1,906-square-foot pharmacy and lounge area.
Another aspect unique to the Hamlin location is a large mural on the supermarket’s exterior, a nod to the rural orange groves — and the Hamlin community’s namesake, the hamlin orange — that once consumed much of West Orange County.
It’s all part of Boyd Development’s $1 billion Hamlin community and town center, which ultimately will become a hub for dining, retail and entertainment in the Horizon West area.
Hamlin Cove Publix is the anchor tenant of what will be a 200,000-square-foot shopping center with at least 10 additional retailers. A main street leads from the grocery store to the future shopping center, which is anchored by upcoming luxury movie theater Cinépolis, set to open in the first half of 2018.
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