publix-boynton-beach_web.jpgBOYNTON BEACH — Publix Super Market will be the new anchor of Boynton Lakes Plaza, a 117,000-square-foot neighborhood center in this Palm Beach city. Publix will relocate from a 39,000-square-foot location in a nearby center to open a 45,600-square-feet store in late summer 2012, to occupy a former Winn-Dixie site that was closed along with 29 other locations in July 2010.

Regency Centers, a national operator and developer of grocery-anchored and community shopping centers, made the announcement.

Regency Centers said the Boynton Beach shopping center will undergo a complete renovation.

“Publix will offer area residents an exciting grocery experience with their expanded location and new prototype format, as well as add vibrancy to this established center,” Josh Spooner, Regency Centers’ vice president of Investments, said in a statement announcing the development.

 “The addition of a market-leading grocer and redevelopment of Boynton Lakes Plaza illustrates Regency’s commitment to expand and improve its South Florida presence.  In fact, we are actively pursuing additional development projects and partners in South Florida who can benefit from Regency’s available capital and full-service development expertise,” Spooner said.

Boynton Lakes Plaza, which is Located one mile west of Interstate 95 at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Hypoluxo Road at 4740 N. Congress Ave., includes a number of national retailers.

The center was built in 1994 and acquired by Regency in 1997.  Regency owns nine shopping centers in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area totaling nearly one million square feet.

PHOTO COURTESY OF REGENCY CENTERS. NEW PUBLIX: This is an artist’s rendering of a large Publix store coming to Boynton Beach.