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The Coastal Spring 2018 Issue
Building Up Jax

Building Up Jax: Another week, another Landing drama escalation

Building Up Jax


Just a week after terminating their lease, the city has now begun the formal process of evicting The Jacksonville Landing’s ownership.

The city filed a counterclaim to a breach of contract lawsuit filed by Jacksonville Landing Investments, requesting that a judge order the ownership group led by strip mall developer Toney Sleiman off the property – and that they pay any fees associated with the eviction.

With breach of contract claims coming from both sides, the issue will have to be settled in court. There’s no word as of yet when such a determination would be made.

In the meantime, one of downtown’s most valuable properties continues to be held hostage.


Plans were submitted by the city for a kayak launch to be added to Tillie K. Fowler Regional Park in Ortega.

The launch site would be accessible via Timuquana Rd. and would feature a small parking lot and a 6-foot wide walking path built with pavers.

It would allow kayaks to launch into the Ortega River.


  • The Joint Chiropractic received a permit for build-out at 4413 Town Center Pkwy. Unit #205.
  • Royale Café received a permit for build-out at 1166 State St. W.
  • VyStar Credit Union has purchased the former Regions Bank location at 1600 Hendricks Ave. and plans to open a branch location there, according to Jax Daily Record.

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