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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

Shoppers continue to boycott Publix for supporting Adam Putnam


Is there a more beloved brand in Florida other than Publix? Probably not. The Lakeland grocery store chain has been conquering hearts since 1930 with its free cookies, chicken tender Pub Subs and heartwarming holiday commercials. There is a limit, though, to some Floridians adoration, and its name is the National Rifle Association. Shoppers have been threatening to boycott Publix this Memorial Day Weekend over the company’s support of Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam. Over the years, Publix has donated about $670,000 to the Agriculture Commissioner’s campaigns, which is a record amount to a single candidate for the chain. By supporting Putnam, though, Publix is supporting a candidate who touts himself as a “proud NRA sellout.” The Bartow politician has …
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BookThatDoc.com and Publix Real Estate Investments


The city of Orlando gave the OK for incentives for BookThatDoc.com to move from Altamonte Springs to downtown. The city’s Community Redevelopment Agency will give $250,000 to lure the firm into downtown space, with plans to grow to as many as 200 employees by 2021, up from its current staff of 12. Long-term plans for BookThatDoc.com include eventually becoming one of the first tenants at the future Creative Village development.
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