On Saturday, after my friend Sharon and I toured the Urban Oasis Hydroponic Farm in Tampa, we stopped at Greenwise Publix to pick up a few grocery items. Publix Markets are presently in Tennesse (28), Alabama (39), South Carolina (42), Georgia (180), and in Florida (737), where the chain was founded. There are only three Publix Greenwise Markets... all three in Florida... Palm Beach Gardens, Boca Raton, and Tampa. Greenwise Publix carries a higher percentage of natural and organic products than other Publix supermarkets, in addition to stocking conventional items found in standard Publix Markets. This is where the similarity to other grocery markets ends... Publix or otherwise. This is a photo of the building's exterior, which has no resemblence to a grocery store.
How about this cheerful gigantic flower pot, near the checkout lanes, that greets you when stepping out of the elevator from the parking ramp? (Parking ramp entrance is located to the right in the exterior photo above.)
...or this double escalator that transports your grocery cart up to the parking ramp, while you ride another escalator directly beside it.
An adventure... even at the food market.