This week in Building Up Jax: a luxury furniture and home decor company opens by The Avenues, we answer another reader question about Mandarin, plus other interesting projects and developments.
RH Outlet opens
Luxury furniture and home décor brand Restoration Hardware opened an RH Outlet location this past week in the former Sports Authority at 9950 Southside Blvd.
The store contains a vast collection of high-end home furnishing items marked down from their original prices. We had a chance to walk around the store yesterday. The furniture is beautiful and elegant, but be prepared to break the bank – many items were well over $1,000.
This marks the company’s sixth location in Florida, and its first in Jacksonville.
Reader question answered
Reader Karen G. is back with another question this week – this time, she wanted to know if there were plans for a shopping center around the area of Marbon Rd. and San Jose Blvd. in Mandarin.
The answer: yes! According to Jax Daily Record, the JTA park-and-ride located near that intersection is being purchased by a development company that intends to develop a shopping center on the property. The center will feature two anchor stores, with one potentially being a grocer, and will total over 70,000 square feet of retail space. It will also include a bus stop and a miniature park-and-ride hub.
As always, keep the questions coming! Send us an email at email@example.com and we’ll feature you and your question in the following week’s post.
New Southeastern Grocer brand
Jacksonville-based Southeastern Grocers, parent company of Winn-Dixie, has added a new brand to its repertoire. According to Jacksonville Business Journal, the first location of Fresco y Mas opened in a former Winn-Dixie in Hialeah, FL.
The store focuses on Hispanic food selections, while maintaining the company’s tradition of low prices.
It’s unknown as of yet what the plans are for the brand’s expansion.
A few notes
- The controversial GATE station planned for the Brooklyn area in Riverside survived an attempt to appeal its permit approval this past week, according to multiple sources. This one was unrelated to the Atlantic Beach controversy.
- Publix at 9786 Beaver St. W. will get a $171,897 renovation.
- Crispy’s, a restaurant concept by resident John Crispens, has been permitted for a $285,000 build-out at 1735 Main St. N.
- Via Jacksonville Business Journal: San Marco Train Station is getting a second tenant; in addition to La Nopalera’s new concept restaurant, local hairstylist Lee Travino will open a studio in the building.