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Seven new hotels make 1,100 more hotel rooms to Downtown

Over the coming years, some 1,109 new hotel rooms will be entering the downtown market. A Residence Inn planned for Brooklyn is going through the city planning process, and the new owners of the Ambassador Hotel have said they will refurbish it into 100 rooms. That seems about to change.

A historic masterpiece in downtown will soon get renovated

The partners of Augustine Development Group provided details of their plans, after they purchased five lots to bring back the historic Ambassador Hotel in Downtown Jacksonville to its “original luster”.

Renovated Walmart stores in the works in Jacksonville

Walmart is working on a statewide investment plan for its stores in Florida with an impact of over $450 million. In addition to opening nine stores across Florida, the world’s largest retailer is remodeling more than 40 locations, including four in the greater Jacksonville area. The stores undergoing renovation include Walmarts at 6830 Normandy Blvd., which hosted a re-opening event a month ago, one at 6767 103rd St, which finished last week, and a store at 12100 Lem Turner Rd, which is scheduled to complete its renovations on June 23 and will include the online grocery pickup program. There is also a store in St. Augustine on the list to be updated. Read the entire article by Dahlia Ghabour from

Publix Renovating Riverside Avenue Store

Built in 2002, Publix is renovating its Riverside Avenue store at a cost of about $525k, maybe in reaction to the new Fresh Market that opened in September at nearby Brooklyn Station.  Karen Brune Mathis has the brief announcement.

Sysco Spending $11M To Upgrade Its Westside Warehouses

Sysco, the food distributor, has received building permits for $11M worth of improvements and expansion to its warehouses at 3100 Hilton Street and the adjacent 3000 W 45th Street, per Roger Bull’s Sunday Business Notebook in The Florida Times-Union.