Publix Announces It Will Close Its Gateway Town Center Store

Publix Super Markets Inc. plans to close its Gateway Town Center on Dec. 28.

“We’ve been privileged to serve the Gateway community for two decades and are approaching the end of our lease at this location,” Publix spokesman Dwaine Stevens said Friday evening in a statement.

He said Publix notified the associates and landlord Friday, according to WJCT News partner the Jacksonville Daily Record

The store is at 5210 Norwood Ave., east of Interstate 95 in Northside, north of Springfield and Downtown.

Stevens said there are factors that go into determining whether Publix will pursue a lease extension or renewal.

“While it is always a difficult decision to make, we have decided to close this store by the end of 2019,” he said.

An expanded version of this story is at JaxDailyRecord.com.