WINTER HAVEN – City leaders and Publix supermarket staff joined forces to commemorate the 88th Anniversary of the first-ever Publix supermarket last Thursday afternoon.

A historical marker was placed on an outside wall where the popular downtown restaurant Tempo 1930 now operates.

Publix historian Jennifer Bush said on Sept. 6, 1930 a crowd stood out in front of the first Publix just like a large crowd stood out in front of Tempo 1930 on Sept. 6, 2018.

Tempo 1930 owner Omar Andreasen said he almost named his 1930s era-inspired jazz restaurant “Pub Lix.”

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