A Very Publix Spectacle

Imagine you’re the manager of a Publix store. It’s opening day, the celebration begins, and shortly thereafter, a heavy thunderstorm comes through and floods your underground parking facility.

Welcome to Florida.

Just a few hours after a grand opening event for the new San Marco Publix, heavy rain and wind blew through Jacksonville Thursday afternoon — creating standing water in the parking garage below the store.

Obviously, this isn’t Publix fault; it’s just bad luck.

The San Marco area is prone to flooding, as locals know too well, so some shoppers said they are shocked that a better design wasn’t put in place to stop this from happening.

The new store, located at the corner of Atlantic Boulevard and Hendricks Avenue near San Marco Square, is in Evacuation Zone B – a flood hazard area.

The good news is Publix made a killing by charging the customers for using their swimming pool.

Corvette Bummer

A street sweeper was killed after he was struck by a Corvette while cleaning a Publix Supermarket lot.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the 57-year-old man from Thonotosassa, who was not identified, was clearing the parking lot of a Publix Super Market in Brandon with a 2021 street sweeper at about 11:20 p.m. EST.

While cleaning the lot, the man left the lot and entered the eastbound lanes of Brandon Boulevard. When the man made a U-turn to return to the parking lot, he entered the path of a 2016 Chevrolet Corvette driven by a 43-year-old man from Seffner.

The street sweeper, who was not wearing a seat belt, fell out of the vehicle. The street sweeper vehicle continued to move forward and ran over the driver.

Oh my God, it’s just like Maximum Overdrive!