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Bailey’s Health & Fitness is opening at Hodges and Atlantic boulevards.

Bailey’s gym to open near Queen’s Harbour

By Karen Brune Mathis, Managing Editor

Bailey’s Health & Fitness is taking over the former Lifestyle Family Fitness space at Atlantic and Hodges boulevards, near Queen’s Harbour Yacht & Country Club.

Bailey’s won city approval to post a wall sign at the 13164 Atlantic Blvd. location, in space owned by Hodges BV Ace Hardware Inc., which is Turner Ace Hardware.

The fitness center is next to Turner Ace Hardware, and near Publix Super Markets Inc.

Bailey’s intends to open the 30,000-square-foot center this summer, according to its baileysgym.com site.

The site says Bailey’s will offer full-group fitness programs, a group fitness studio, an indoor cycling program, an expanded free weight area, personal training and more, including tanning beds and a pro shop selling supplements, vitamins and apparel.

Hours are expected to be 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 5 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Bailey’s operates 14 clubs in Northeast Florida, including 10 in the Jacksonville area as well as Orange Park, Palatka, Gainesville and Brunswick, Ga.

In 2012, LA Fitness bought the assets of 32 of the 33 Lifestyle Family Fitness clubs in Florida. LA Fitness operates a center at Atlantic and Kernan boulevards, 2 miles west of the Hodges location.

Salvation Army moving Arlington store

The Salvation Army is moving its Arlington Family Store from 5929 Merrill Road, near University Boulevard, east to 9119 Merrill Road, near Southside Boulevard and Florida 9A.

C. Harrison Construction Inc. is renovating 18,000 square feet of space in the Big Lots-anchored center.

The Salvation Army Family Stores support the organization’s outreach programs by turning donated, reusable goods into funding. “Your donation could mean a mother and child are housed, a hungry man is fed, and a family stays warm,” says the salvationarmynefl.org site.

Casework renovating Westside space

Casework of America Inc., which bought a West Jacksonville warehouse a month ago for $3.7 million, is spending another $287,000 on tenant improvements, boosting the investment to almost $4 million.

Dakenna Development Inc. is the contractor for improving 6,304 square feet at the 1030 Ellis Road N. project.

Casework of America, which is a Stache Investments Corp. company, bought the 144,000-square-foot warehouse on 7 acres.

Casework makes furniture and furnishings for commercial use. Its directors are Thomas Clarkson and Jim Zsebok, both of Naples. The address is at Stache Investments Corp., the investment company started by Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan.

The property seller said Stache Investments would continue to lease 67,000 square feet to Coastal International Logistics CIL Forwarding and use the remaining space for Casework.

Casework had been leasing space at 6500 Youngerman Circle in Southwest Jacksonville near Orange Park. Its website, caseworkofamerica.com, says the company has been in business for more than 20 years.

It says it specializes in the fabrication of wood and laminate case goods and store fixtures using state-of-the-art applications and machinery.

Shoppes on Riverside adding building

The Fresh Market and Corner Bakery Café are well underway at the Shoppes on Riverside. Another building will soon take shape.

The city approved construction of a 4,253-square-foot building on the site at 108 Riverside Ave. Elkins Constructors Inc. is the contractor for the $255,000 project, which also will feature 800 square feet of unenclosed space.

It’s the fifth building. No tenant was identified.

The Fresh Market building comprises the grocery store and two smaller adjacent buildings at 150 Riverside Ave. The Corner Bakery building is a 4,000-square-foot structure at 192 Riverside Ave.

The center is a joint venture of Regency Centers Corp. and Fuqua Development.

In addition to those five structures, plans show another 11,200-square-foot building will be developed east of the newest building, across Stonewall Street.

Dream Finders filing more plans for complex

Dream Finders Homes LLC has applied to the St. Johns River Water Management District for an office complex at 14701 Philips Highway.

The district application specifies a proposed three-story, 45,000-square-foot office complex on a 3.19-acre site that is master-planned in a 30.29-acre development with two additional buildings north and south.

An executive summary from consulting engineer Taylor & White Inc. says the building north of the initial complex will be 33,750 square feet and the building south of it will be 75,000 square feet.

The site is on the northeastern side of Philips Highway, north of Race Track Road.

The applicant is Patrick Zalupski, president of Dream Finders Homes.

Dream Finders Homes is listed as the developer on plans filed with the city for the three-story, 45,000-square-foot office building along Philips Highway, just north of St. Johns County.

The name on the plans is the US 1 Office Complex, near Bartram Park.

Dream Finders is based in Orange Park. Zalupski did not respond to an email for comment. In April, he said the company was reviewing a number of sites in Duval and St. Johns counties and in Savannah and that he would have more definitive information later.

The company was formed in 2009 and is led by Zalupski.

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