What grocery stores will be open today in the Bay Area?

Tampa Bay Area residents can food shop again

After closing for Hurricane Irma, most of the Tampa Bay area grocery stores will be doing their best to restock today. With some areas without power, some areas still being cleared of the aftermath of the storm there will be challenges to get food stores opened.

But depending on where you live the chances are good, you get much-needed food and pet supplies. There may be a problem getting water as that is the one thing that stores are working to get more to their stores over the next few days.

As of Monday as one might expect due to Hurricane Irma clean up most Publix, Winn Dixie and Wallmart grocery stores were closed. That was the case in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater and most of the area.

Stores, however, today are expected to open for business throughout the area. All three major grocery chains expect to have stores open for business, not all stores, but some will be operating.

Here are the links to keep updated on where you can find groceries in your area.


No declared date for reopening. See the company’s website for more information.


Most affected stores are expected to open at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12. These include stores in St. Petersburg, Lakeland, Largo, Clearwater, Sarasota and more.

The store openings only are planned, not a guarantee. See the company’s website for more information.

Sam’s Club

Closed. See the company’s website for more information.

Trader Joe’s

– St. Petersburg – 8 a.m. Tuesday, 2742 4th St. North

– Tampa – 8 a.m. Tuesday, 3808 W. Swann Ave.

– Sarasota – 8 a.m. Tuesday, 4101 S. Tamiami Trail

See the company’s website for more information.


– Walmart Neighborhood Market – 4536 53rd Ave. East, Bradenton

– Walmart Supercenter – 6192 Gunn Highway, Tampa

Check out the website to see what is open in your neighborhood. See the company’s website for more information.


They are open today but again check out the website for the closest store too you. See the company’s website for more information.



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