• Publix opens campus store at University of South Florida

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Publix has opened its first store on a college campus at the University of South Florida.

    The Lakeland-based supermarket chain said more than 50 of the 140 employees are university students. The store opened Thursday in Tampa.

    The university is leasing the 28,000 square-foot (2601 sq. meter) store to Publix for 25 years.

    The store is slightly smaller than most of the chain's other locations, but includes full-service floral and seafood departments.

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