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AutoQuotes will move to the top floor of the 8800 Baymeadows Way W. building.
Jax Daily Record Monday, Sep. 8, 201412:00 PM EST

AutoQuotes moving to Baymeadows location

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Jacksonville-based AutoQuotes will move this fall from West Jacksonville to Baymeadows.

CEO Kent Motes said the company, which has 56 employees, will move from its current location at 4425 Merrimac Ave., just off Roosevelt Boulevard. AutoQuotes owns that site, an 11,160-square-foot building on 1.3 acres.

AutoQuotes will relocate to 8800 Baymeadows Way W. Motes said the existing building will be put on the market for sale and lease.

The city is reviewing a building permit for Commercial Construction Services Inc. to remodel 17,000 square feet of office space on the fifth floor of the five-story building for AutoQuotes at a project cost of almost $282,000.

Victor Hughes, managing director of Parkway Properties, represented the property owner and Bob Gittings of Gittings Real Estate Services LLC represented AutoQuotes.

Autoquotes (Florida) Inc. was formed in 1998. It is an online foodservice equipment catalog and quotation software.

Its aqnet.com site says its catalog offers more than 700,000 products from more than 500 manufacturers.

The building plans show offices, workstations in open space, conference and meeting rooms, IT and server rooms, and a lounge and nursery.

The architect is Michael Dunlap of Jacksonville Beach.

Silver Creek closer to development

Silver Creek Jacksonville is a few steps closer to developing an independent-living, assisted-living and memory-care center near St. Vincent’s Medical Center Southside.

Plans are now in site review at the city for the 117-bedroom project for independent living, assisted living and memory care.

“It’s in the very, very early stages,” said Shirley Busch, office manager for Montgomery Land Co.

Developer Mitchell Montgomery plans to develop Silver Creek Jacksonville on undeveloped property along Gate Parkway West, north of Butler Boulevard and between Southside Boulevard and Belfort Road. St. Vincent’s is at 4201 Belfort Road.

Plans show Silver Creek would be developed in one phase on almost 17 acres.

The 260,533-square-foot facility would comprise a four-story, 129-unit independent-living center; a four-story, 81-unit assisted-living facility; and a 25-unit, one-story memory-care center.

The independent-living center would offer 73 one-bedroom, 37 two-bedroom and 19 three-bedroom units.

Site plans also show a pool.

“It’s still moving forward,” Busch said.

Montgomery said in February that the site was a great location, given its proximity to St. Vincent’s.

It is one of at least 19 assisted-living, adult-care or memory-care projects under way or planned in Duval County, regulatory records show.

Retail on the rise

• Family Dollar, one of the big three dollar-store companies, intends to develop a 9,180-square-foot store on 1.21 acres at 4105 Emerson St. The site is at northeast Galilee Road and Emerson Street. A search for Jacksonville on Familydollar.com lists 48 stores.

• Old Time Pottery will open in Orange Park at 380 Blanding Blvd., the location of the closing Kmart. Old Time Pottery is a discount home décor retailer based in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

•?Hobby Lobby will open a 55,000-square-foot store in the second phase of the Parkway Shops at River City Marketplace, according to plans on the rgpt.com site. Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust owns the retail project near Jacksonville International Airport.

Fanatics leasing large space in Westside

Fanatics Inc., the Jacksonville-based online retailer of officially licensed sports merchandise, has leased space at 4300 Bulls Bay Highway in the Westside Industrial Park.

D&D Enterprises of Northeast Florida pulled a permit Wednesday to renovate the 212,000 square feet of space for $350,000.

A spokesman said Fanatics will lease the space for its Fanatics Apparel division, which handles all the personalization, such as names on jerseys, and customization side of the business that complements its “already enormous inventory.”

The online retailer of officially licensed sports merchandise, sports collectibles and memorabilia operates its primary warehouse in West Jacksonville at 5245 Commonwealth Ave., its principal address, according to state corporate records.

The spokesman said some of the capabilities are being handled at a couple of locations in Jacksonville, but not at the scale that will be done in the new Westside Industrial Park location.

He said the move will take place by early October. He also said there was no update on the status of a potential office relocation.

A headquarters site search for Fanatics has been an industry topic for some time.

Fanatics also operates a call center at 6800 Southpoint Parkway in Southside.

Football Fanatics Inc. was founded in 1995 with a single store in Jacksonville. It changed its name to Fanatics Inc. in June 2011 and as of June 17, 2011, operated as a subsidiary of Kynetic LLC.

Brothers Alan and Mitch Trager created Fanatics after the Jacksonville Jaguars franchise was announced in 1993.

The business began as a retail shop in a small room in the back of a mall, the company reports. Online retail sales began in

1997.

Effective April 21, Doug Mack, CEO of One Kings Lane, was named CEO and a board director. Alan Trager retired as CEO.

Fanatics says it also powers the e-commerce sites of the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR and PGA along with NBC Sports, CBS Sports, FOX Sports and more than 150 collegiate and professional team properties.

Its websites include fanatics.com, fansedge.com and mountedmemories.com.

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