Monthly Archives: May 2016

Northeast Florida Retailer Update

Wawa:
Rumor has it that Wawa may have found it’s first Northeast Florida location, which would be located at Beach Boulevard and Central Parkway, near the entrance to EastPark Industrial (Flex) park. Plans show a 6,119 SF Wawa on a 2.7 acre site with 16 fuel stations and over 65 parking spaces. The company is searching for additional locations in Duval and St. Johns counties.
Article linked HERE.
Source: Karen Brune Mathis / The Daily Record

Walmart Neighborhood Market:
Walmart Neighborhood Market plans to open a 42,000 SF store in Baymeadows Commons, located at 9550 Baymeadows Road in the former Bailey’s Powerhouse Gym. This would be the 7th Walmart Neighborhood Market in the Northeast Florida area. PICOA, Inc. (Los Angeles based) is the owner of the property.
Article linked HERE.
Source: Karen Brune Mathis / The Daily Record

Bonos BBQ:
One of the partners behind the successful local restaurant chain, Bonos Pit Bar-B-Q, has plans to restore a dilapidated building in Springfield, to house a new Bonos BBQ restaurant within the building, as well as a brew-pub with outdoor seating and room reserved for private events. The building, referred to as the 9th and Main Building, was formerly the home to a theatre, Henrietta’s restaurant, a bar and was most recently used by an automotive center. The property was foreclosed on by the city almost a decade ago, and before moving forward, environmental screening will be required.
Article linked HERE.
Source: Karen Brune Mathis / The Daily Record

Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen:
The second national restaurant chain to confirm it wants to locate within the new Strand Shopping Center at the St. Johns Town Center is Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen. Currently, the Texas based chain operates 165 locations in 29 states, with 15 already in Florida. The other restaurant to confirm interest in the center is Firebirds Wood Fired Grill.
Article linked HERE.
Source: Karen Brune Mathis / The Daily Record

Jollibee:
Philippines largest fast-food chain is coming to Jacksonville. Jollibee is planning to open at Kernan Village Shopping Center at the intersection (SW) Atlantic and Kernan Boulevards. The chain will be renovating the former KFC/AW restaurant located on an outparcel to the Walmart and Ross anchored shopping center.
Article linked HERE.
Source: Karen Brune Mathis / The Daily Record

Costco Disctount Club Planned for Westside

Costco is in the planning phase for a new store on Jacksonville’s Westside, at Collins and Parramore Roads, across from a new Walmart Supercenter that recently opened. The plans show a 152,626 SF store on 16.5 acres, with 655 parking spaces. Currently, there is one Costco in Jacksonville, located at the St. Johns Town Center.

Karen Brune Mathis with the Daily Record covered story.

Colliers Int’l NE FLA Office Acquired by CIGI

I am very excited to announce that we have become a company owned office of Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CIGI), one of the fastest growing global commercial real estate services firms in the world. While you can continue to count on the same great service and deep market knowledge you have come to expect from Northeast Florida professionals, as part of the corporate entity, we can now leverage the size, capital and established infrastructure of the global platform to better serve our clients.

Being a company owned operation will give our office access to capital and strengthen our business, giving us the ability to pursue new opportunities which were once out of reach.

Call me today to learn how we can help you with your commercial real estate needs.