Publix in DeLand plane crash to reopen

DeLAND, Fla. – Almost three months after a small plane crashed into its roof, Publix supermarket will reopen the renovated store in DeLand on Thursday.

Three customers and two people inside the plane were injured April 2 when the experimental craft crashed into the store less than two miles from the DeLand Municipal Airport. One man died of injuries suffered in the crash.

Store hours will be 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, except for opening day, which will be 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Pharmacy Hours:
• Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 9 p.m.
• Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 7 p.m.
• Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Approximately 200 Publix associates will be employed at the store.

"We are extremely excited about the reopening and look forward to serving our customers and the community again" said Dwaine Stevens, media and community relations manager for Publix. "Our neighbors and friends from this local community have been very supportive of us during this closure and we are deeply appreciative"