A popular grocery store chain in The Villages has returned to its normal hours as Florida moves through the reopening process amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Publix, which has multiple locations throughout The Villages and the tri-county area, has announced that its stores will now be open daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Its pharmacies are also returning to normal operating hours.
With the expanded hours in place, Publix also announced that it is suspending reserved shopping hours for seniors, first responders and healthcare workers. The company suggested that anyone who prefers to shop when stores are the least crowded should consider coming in during the first hour of the day.
Publix stores in The Villages are located at Spanish Springs, Spanish Plaines, Southern Trace, Colony Cottage, Mulberry Grove, Lake Deaton and Grand Traverse Plaza.