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Jax Daily Record Tuesday, Aug. 15, 201706:50 AM EST

City Notes: Downtown food-truck park adding mobile grocery store

Hines wins awards for Markland; Brightway expands; Mayo Clinic honored
by: Monty Zickuhr Managing Editor

A mobile grocery store is being added to the lineup of food trucks at The Court Urban Food Park starting Wednesday.

Saturiwa Trading Company will be selling “affordable and healthy foods for Downtown employees,” according to a news release from The Court Urban Food Park.

The mobile grocery store is part of The Court Urban Food Park’s new Midweek Market, 11 a.m. to  2 p.m. Wednesdays.

“Downtown has needed a specialty grocery store for some time,” said Jack Shad, founder of The Court Urban Food Park. “An innovative business like Saturiwa Trading Company finally can provide such a service for our Downtown neighborhood. Pretty much everything you can get from a Whole Foods or a Fresh Market will now be available every week within walking distance of Downtown’s major employers.”

Items available from vendors at the Midweek Market include seasonal fruits and vegetables, rice, grains, nuts, dried fruits, tempeh, seafood, milk, breads, baked goods, artisanal cheese, handmade popsicles, spices, honey, locally raised grass-fed beef, pork, rabbit, bison, alligator, quail and pheasant.

“With today’s busy lifestyles, many families will not get home from work and picking up their children until late,” said Mike Stowers of Saturiwa Trading Company. “Our mobile grocery store offers an easy way to shop for affordable and healthy foods while on your lunch break.”

The Court Urban Food Park is along Hogan Street between Bay Street and Independent Drive, adjacent to the Suntrust Tower parking garage.

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Developer Hines wins awards for Markland in St. Johns County

Hines, the international real estate developer of Markland in St. Johns County, earned two Excel Awards and a Silver Aurora Award at the Southeast Building Conference in July.

The Excel Awards honor sales and marketing excellence in the building industry.

Hines won  for “Best Master Planned Community of the Year” and “Best Brochure” for Markland.

The Aurora Awards honor the best in design, with Hines winning a Silver Aurora for “Best Community Site Plan” for Markland.

Both awards attracted entries from throughout the Southeast.

Markland is under development at International Golf Parkway just east of Interstate 95. It features five homebuilders offering homes ranging from $280,000 to more than $700,000.

The Excel Industry Awards are presented by SEBC, Florida Sales and Marketing Council and the Florida Home Builders Association.

The  competition drew 400 entries in 58 categories. Entries were reviewed by a panel of four building industry leaders. Judges represent the many disciplines contributing to building and design, as well as geographic diversity.

Hines is a privately owned global real estate investment firm founded in 1957 with a presence in 189 cities in 20 countries.

Brightway opens first agency in Washington

Jacksonville-based Brightway Insurance has opened its first agency in Washington state.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Vays Sarwar, Rob Scheibe and Jessica Cole to open three new agencies, including our first agency in Washington,” said Brightway President Talman Howard.

Sarwar will open an office in Spokane, Washington; Scheibe in Castle Rock, Colorado; and Cole in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance retailer selling through a network of franchised independent agencies throughout the country.

Brightway began franchising operations in 2008 and has since grown to more than 700 people in 17 states serving customers in all 50 states.

Mayo Clinic is ranked No. 1 in Florida

The Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville has been named the best hospital in Florida by U.S. News and World Report on its annual list.

“The No. 1 ranking is again exciting news for Jacksonville and Florida as we build out Mayo Clinic’s future as a destination medical center,” said Gianrico Farrugia, vice president, Mayo Clinic, and CEO of Mayo Clinic in Florida. “We are investing heavily in people, space and technology on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus to ensure Mayo Clinic, our region and state lead the future of medicine.”

Mayo Clinic’s Jacksonville campus provides diagnosis, medical treatment, surgery and care for more than 111,000 patients each year in 40 specialty areas. Mayo has 6,100 employees in the state and contributes $2 billion to the Florida economy.

Also on the U.S. News and World Report list, Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville was ranked 7th.


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