Then and Now…
Site of first Publix Supermarket
Central Avenue at 2nd St NW
Winter Haven, Florida
In 1940, George Jenkins built Florida’s first supermarket in Winter Haven. His “food palace” had piped-in music, air conditioning, cold… cases for frozen and refrigerated items, in-store donut and flower shops, and electric-eye automatic doors.
Current business is a thrift shop.
New photo taken 9/7/13 by Retro Roadside.