Demolition work has started at Englewood’s Merchant’s Crossing shopping center to replace Publix’s 33-year-old store. The plan includes demolishing a section facing State Road 776. Publix aims to build an updated prototype store and a new liquor store. The demolished area is designated for “future development,” while other retail spaces will be rebuilt, featuring updated facades, lighting, and paint. The project includes a new parking design with 837 spaces. The timeline for completion is not specified in the submitted paperwork. The Merchant’s Crossing Shopping Center, built in 1990, was purchased by Publix in 2014 for $17.9 million.