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Jax Daily Record Thursday, Oct. 9, 201412:00 PM EST

Daily's planning San Marco store


While there is no timeline, a Daily’s convenience store with fueling stations and a car wash likely is coming to San Marco.

City Council approved the rezoning of about 1.16 acres along Atlantic Boulevard at Farragut Place for the project and the city also has issued a mobility fee calculation certificate for it.

The 5,000-square-foot Daily’s would include 16 fueling positions, files show.

A spokesman for Daily’s, a brand of Jacksonville-based First Coast Energy LLP, said the company hoped to complete the property purchase in the next few months. The land is owned by the Southside Assembly of God and Daniel Wilensky and Cathy Wilensky.

The property is near the construction for the Interstate 95 Overland Bridge replacement project.

First Coast Energy owns or operates about 200 service stations and convenience stores in Florida, including about 50 Daily’s, considered its premium product. The logo is “Daily’s. It’s nicer here.”

Most of the others are branded as conventional Shell convenience stores and service stations, the company said.

The Daily’s stores operate in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia.

An exhibit filed with the rezoning show logos for Daily’s, Shell and Yum on the run.

University Center continues work on T.J. Maxx, Bealls Outlet

Work continues toward T.J. Maxx and Bealls Outlet at University Center in Lakewood.

The city is reviewing a building-permit application for a $300,000 construction job to split the space — a former Stein Mart — into two stores for the retailers at 3560 University Blvd. W.

Contractor Bayorcor Inc. will split the space into a 24,067-square-foot T.J. Maxx and a 21,020-square-foot Bealls Outlet, the plans show. The exact size of the stores has adjusted over time.

In August, Bayorcor was permitted to demolish about 45,000 square feet of interior space at the shopping center for renovations to accommodate the two retailers. That demolition project was $82,000.

Beall’s Outlet Stores Inc. will relocate its Beauclerc Village store to University Center. A T.J. Maxx spokeswoman said Wednesday the company has made no announcement about the location.

The center also housed a Publix Super Markets store, which relocated nearby. LA Fitness took that space. A Fifth Third Bank is under development on an outparcel at the center.

Goodwill proceeds with San Jose store

Goodwill Industries of North Florida will build-out its new Mandarin store at 11524 San Jose Blvd. at a construction cost of $180,000.

Coastal Contracting of North Florida will handle the project.

Goodwill is renovating 18,846 square feet at the former Halls Nurseries.

The new store is a relocation from Beauclerc Village, where its lease will expire in April and wasn’t renewed. It is a neighbor to Bealls Outlet, which is moving to University Center.

Halls Nurseries of Mandarin Inc. sold the San Jose Boulevard site June 30 to 11524 San Jose Blvd. LLC for $1.7 million. Paul Meadows is the manager of the LLC, which will be Goodwill’s landlord.

To further serve donors in Mandarin, Goodwill bought a former Wendy’s at 9910 San Jose Blvd. to be remodeled as a drive-thru donation center.

Aldi opens next week in St. Augustine

Aldi will open its first Northeast Florida store next Thursday in St. Augustine.

The international discount supermarket chain will open at 9 a.m. at 1773 U.S. 1. Visitors can sample Aldi’s exclusive brands and tour the store. Guests also can enter an on-site sweepstakes for a chance to win a year’s supply of Aldi produce, according to a news release.

It carries almost 70 varieties of fruits and vegetables, including several organic produce items.

Aldi operates almost 1,300 stores in 32 states and has been adding an average of 80 stores each year.

The release said the St. Augustine customers can expect to find more than 1,300 of the most commonly purchased items sold under Aldi’s exclusive brands for prices up to 50 percent less

than traditional supermarkets, based on a price comparison of comparable products it says are sold at a leading national retail grocer.

Aldi also features a smaller store footprint and open carton displays and it encourages customers to bring their own shopping bags.

The new location will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. Aldi accepts cash, debit and EBT cards.

Aldi also plans a store in Middleburg.

Bolles names 8th head of school

The Bolles School Board of Trustees has appointed David Farace as the private school’s eighth head of school effective July 1. He most recently was head of school at The Montgomery Academy preparatory school In Montgomery, Ala.

Farace follows Bradley Johnson, a 1979 Bolles graduate, who was interim head of school.

Farace earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Washington and Lee University and a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University.

Farace attended high school at McDonogh School in Ow-ings Mills, Md., where he was a boarding student and later returned to start his career.

While at McDonogh, Farace spent 13 years in academic, administrative and coaching positions. He also furthered his career in academic and leadership roles at St. Ignatius Loyola Academy in Baltimore and at the Randolph School in Huntsville, Ala.

Sauer awarded assisted living contract

Jacksonville-based Sauer Inc. was awarded a $6.3 million assisted living facility for Westminster Communities of Florida in Saint Johns.

The new Northpoint at Westminster Woods will be at 126 Lake of the Woods Lane in Saint Johns.

Basham & Lucas of Jacksonville is providing design services.

Sauer expects to break ground on the 43,980-square-foot center this month and complete it within about 11 months.

The three-story, free-standing building will include 25 one- and two-bedroom apartments, each with a kitchen and dining area, living room, one or two restrooms, laundry room, and a balcony with views of the river.

Signs of the season

Consider it a reminder that Christmas is about 21/2 months away. Lowe’s has permits at four Jacksonville locations for tents for Christmas tree sales Nov. 15-Dec. 15. That means the trees arrive in about a month.

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