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A craft beers bar could be coming to a Publix near you.

The South Tampa supermarket at Gandy and Himes will be renovated to feature Pours, a concept offering wine and local brews
GreenWise Market employee Russell Gordon serves samples of kombucha, cold brew and pressed juice at a sneak peek of the store's opening in Tallahassee in 2019. The craft brewing and coffee concept will soon be coming to a renovated South Tampa Publix. [Times (2019)]
GreenWise Market employee Russell Gordon serves samples of kombucha, cold brew and pressed juice at a sneak peek of the store's opening in Tallahassee in 2019. The craft brewing and coffee concept will soon be coming to a renovated South Tampa Publix. [Times (2019)]
Published Apr. 21
Updated Apr. 21

Customers of a South Tampa Publix will have the chance to sip wine or beer as they shop in the future.

The Publix at 3615 W Gandy Blvd. was first built in 1986, county records show. And according to plans submitted to the city, it will soon be undergoing an $8.8 million renovation that includes the installation of a craft beer bar.

The supermarket located near the intersection of Gandy Boulevard and Himes Avenue will be torn down and replaced with a 59,409 square-foot new Publix. The grocer’s plans show the installation of Pours, a cafe offering local craft beers, wine, coffee, kombucha, smoothies and açaí bowls. The concept is featured in Publix’s Greenwise stores, which are focused on organic and natural products.

In addition to Pours, the new Publix will add mezzanine seating and feature a drive thru pharmacy. A Publix spokesperson did not respond to questions about the timeline for the current store’s demolition or the new store’s construction.