LEXINGTON, Ky. — Central Kentucky will be getting a second Publix location. The company on Friday announced plans to build a 46,000 square foot supermarket at the southeast corner of Georgetown Road and Citation Boulevard.

What You Need To Know

  • Publix, the grocery store chain famous for its delectable Pub Subs, is building a fifth store in Kentucky

  • The Florida-based company announced plans to build a second location in Lexington at Citation Point

  • The company broke ground on its first Lexington location, which is set to open in late 2024

  • The first Publix in Kentucky, at Terra Crossing in Louisville, will open by the end of 2023

The Florida-based grocer has already broken ground on its first Lexington store at the Fountains at Palomar on Harrodsburg Road. That location is expected to open in late 2024, but an opening time frame for the Citation Point location is not yet known, officials said.


Citation Point marks the fifth Publix planned to spring up in Kentucky. Publix broke ground on its first Louisville location at the Terra Crossing Shopping Center in June 2022, which is slated to open by the end of 2023.

The first location in Kentucky, Louisville's Terra Crossing store, will occupy 55,702 square feet and feature an adjacent Publix Liquors, the first located outside of the Sunshine State.

Two more stores are planned for the Louisville Metro area: East Louisville off Ballardsville Road and the corner of Flat Rock and Shelbyville Roads. Those should open some time in 2024.

Kentucky marks Publix's eighth state of operation, with locations in Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina and more.