LULULEMON OPENING NOCATEE POP-UP SHOP
Nocatee residents are getting a Lululemon store – at least for a little bit.
The athleisure brand plans to open a temporary pop-up location within the former Artsy Abode unit at Nocatee Town Center. The store will open this summer, but it’s unclear how long it will stick around; the company sometimes uses pop-up stores as a way of testing new markets.
Lululemon has one existing Jax-area store, located at St. Johns Town Center.
ISLAND WING COMPANY EXPANDING TO BARTRAM MARKET
Island Wing Company submitted plans for a 7,300 sq. ft. restaurant at Bartram Park Blvd. and Race Track Rd. as part of the Bartram Market development in northern St. Johns County.
It will join Publix, Aspen Dental, China Wok, Dep Nails & Spa, Dunkin’ Donuts, Fancy Sushi Sushi & Grill, Forever Vets Animal Hospital, Pediatric Associates, The UPS Store, Wawa, and Wendy’s among Bartram Market’s confirmed tenants.
This will be Island Wing Company’s second Jax-area location; it opened its first last month at 4409 Southside Blvd.
CONTROVERSIAL SAN MARCO DEVELOPMENT GAINS APPROVAL
City council voted this week to approve the rezoning of portions of South Jacksonville Presbyterian Church’s property in San Marco for redevelopment as Park Place at San Marco, a four-story apartment complex and two-story parking garage.
The approval was granted despite its controversial “weighted average” provision allowing a taller apartment building than what’s allowed in the zoning overlay; neighborhood group Right Size San Marco spoke in opposition.
- Two Dudes Seafood Restaurant has closed its location at 2665 Park St.; it will be replaced by One Bar & Lounge.
- Boutique furniture shop Post Moderne received a permit for build-out at 2020 Hendricks Ave.
- Multiple permits were issued for the construction of retail buildings at 7490 Gate Pkwy. as part of The Palms at Gate Parkway.
- Sleep Number received a permit for build-out at 4838 Gate Pkwy.
- CubeSmart Self Storage submitted plans for a new self-storage facility at 9239 103rd St.
- First Baptist Church‘s request to demolish its own historic building at 125 W. Church St. was denied by the city’s historic preservation commission. Local preservation group Mapping Jax led the opposition to the church’s request.