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Pinellas Park to land its first Sweetbay supermarket

PINELLAS PARK — At long last, a Sweetbay supermarket is coming to this town, making it the last of Pinellas County's largest cities to be home to that grocery brand.

The Sweetbay is scheduled to open in the fall in the slot that once held the Publix at Park Plaza Shopping Center at Park Boulevard and 49th Street. The new Publix is across the street in a refurbished former Albertsons.

When open, the Sweetbay will have its usual seafood, produce and deli sections as well as a butcher shop and liquor store, said Nicole LeBeau, company spokeswoman.

But before it can open, a lot of renovation will have to be done.

"We don't just slap paint on a wall to make it a Sweetbay," Le­Beau said. "We are making a large investment in that store."

LeBeau did not have details on the size of the store or when construction might start. But it won't be in the next week or so.

The chain has not submitted any plans or applied for any city permits, said Tom Shevlin, Pinellas Park assistant city manager.

The first Sweetbay opened in Seminole in November 2004 and there are now 102 spread across the state from Naples to Gainesville. Locally, they are in St. Petersburg, Largo, Clearwater, Kenneth City, St. Pete Beach, South Pasadena, Dunedin, Palm Harbor and Tampa.

The chain, named after the sweet bay magnolia, is the new incarnation of the Kash n' Karry grocery stores.

Reach Anne Lindberg at alindberg@tampabay.com or (727) 893-8450 or twitter.com/alindbergtimes.

Pinellas Park to land its first Sweetbay supermarket 05/11/10 [Last modified: Monday, May 10, 2010 6:15pm]
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