Bay area Sweetbay stores converting to Winn-Dixie

Jacksonville, Florida -- More than three dozen Tampa Bay area Sweetbay stores will be closing temporarily beginning at the end of March. They will then reopen a few days later as Winn-Dixie stores.

Bi-Lo Holdings, the parent company of Winn-Dixie and BI-LO grocery stores, tells 10 News that it will close 17 Sweetbay Supermarkets through the Tampa-St. Petersburg, Largo and Bradenton areas on March 29 and convert them to Winn-Dixie stores. Those new Winn-Dixie stores will reopen on Friday, April 4.

Then on Saturday, April 5, the Sweetbay stores throughout much of the Tampa, Brandon and Zephyrhills areas will close, with the new Winn-Dixie stores set to open on Friday, April 11.

And on Saturday, April 12, 18 more Sweetbay locations- this time in northwest Tampa, Largo, Orlando-Daytona and Gainesville- will undergo the transition. They will reopen as Winn Dixie stores on Friday, April 18.

Here are the Sweetbay locations affected:


  • 10579 Big Bend Road, Riverview
  • 6929 US Highway 301 S, Riverview
  • 16751 Fishhawk Blvd., Lithia
  • 2535 State Road 60 E, Valrico
  • 205 West Alexander Street, Plant City
  • 252 Harbor Village Lane, Apollo Beach
  • 1023 North Tamiami Trail, Ruskin
  • 11230 MLK Blvd, Seffner
  • 750 West Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Seffner
  • 1838 805 E. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Tampa
  • 2100 West Swann Avenue, Tampa
  • 4065 North Armenia Avenue, Tampa
  • 7095 West Waters Avenue, Tampa
  • 13508 N Florida Avenue, Tampa
  • 13016 Race Track Road, Tampa
  • 2770 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa
  • 15692 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa
  • 6452 E County Line Road, Tampa
  • 2525 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa
  • 8775 Temple Terrace Hwy, Tampa
  • 17649 Gunn Hwy, Odessa
  • 8837 North 56th Street, Temple Terrace
  • 4317 West Gandy Boulevard, Tampa


  • 27301 SR 54, Wesley Chapel
  • 38901 Hwy 54 E, Zephyrhills
  • US Highway 19 North, Holiday
  • 6400 Massachusetts Avenue, New Port Richey
  • 9101 Little Road, New Port Richey


  • 10202 Seminole Blvd, Seminole
  • 6851 Gulfport Blvd, South Pasadena
  • 2139 34th Street N, Saint Petersburg
  • 7625 Bind Pass Road, St. Petersburg
  • 7491 4th Street N, Saint Petersburg
  • 3327 Dr. MLK St. N, Saint Petersburg
  • 2519 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater
  • 2460 East Bay Boulevard, Largo
  • 1360 Tampa Road, Palm Harbor
  • 1171 South Pinellas Avenue, Tarpon Springs


  • 515 7th Street, Palmetto
  • 5805 Manatee Ave, Bradenton


  • 3250 US 27 South, Sebring1519
  • US Hwy 27 South, Lake Placid
  • 1133 US Highway 17 South, Wauchula


  • 4221 Mariner Boulevard, Spring Hill


  • 1202 West Main Street, Inverness
  • 1651 SE Highway 19, Crystal River


  • 11310 SE US Highway 301, Belleview
  • 7131 North US Highway 441, Ocala

  • 2458 Burnsed Boulevard, The Villages

  • 1737 East Oak Street, Arcadia

  • 2002 SW 34th Street, Gainesville

"Upon reopening as a Winn-Dixie, we believe customers will be pleasantly surprised to see that we have been working hard to provide the fresh, quality products they want at prices they can afford," said Joey Medina, Winn-Dixie's regional vice president. "Plus, we will offer a suite of in-store savings programs, like the fuelperks! Reward Program, which lets customers earn incredible savings at participating Shell stations every time they shop with their Winn-Dixie Customer Reward Card."

Other savings programs include:

  • The Winn-Dixie Customer Reward Card, which is a free membership card that allows customers to take advantage of the best deals and values when presented at checkout;
  • Dependable Deals that freeze prices on hundreds of essential items for a 10-week period;
  • $4 and $10 generic prescription savings, plus discounts on many name-brand medications;
  • Weekly savings solutions through Buy One, Get One Free items, 10 for $10 and Meal Deals, which offers great prices on a variety of fresh meal packs for the family; and
  • e-coupons, which are a convenient way to load savings to Winn-Dixie Customer Reward Card and have them redeemed automatically with a swipe of the card, right at the register.

Bi-Lo Holdings purchased the Sweetbay grocery chain last year and later announced Sweetbays would eventually be rebranded as Winn-Dixies.


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