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Jax Daily Record Tuesday, Aug. 15, 201707:00 AM EST

Developers working to transform old Miami Subs in Baymeadows

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Building would be designed as retail stores, restaurant.

Baymeadows Corner is a few steps closer to taking shape at the site of a closed Miami Subs at 8355 Baymeadows Road.

Developers Paul and Louis Sleiman applied for a permit to significantly renovate the structure and expand it to 7,600 square feet.

Paul Sleiman said Friday most of the Miami Subs building would be demolished but some elements would remain, such as the structural columns and foundation.

The property is designed as three units comprising two retail stores of 2,500 and 3,000 square feet and a 2,100-square-foot restaurant and drive-thru. The restaurant seating is capped at 50.

The units are designed as tenant shells. Build-out would take place separately.

The Malle Co. Inc. is the contractor for the $600,000 renovation and addition. JAA Architecture is the architect.

On Friday, Triforce Development, led by the Sleiman brothers and Bueme Engineering applied for the administrative deviation from the city’s zoning code for landscaping reductions. They await a final order.

The application says the proposed deviation is part of the efforts to rebuild the Baymeadows area and that the site has been vacant and deteriorated for many years.

 Triforce, through Olde Mandarin LLC, would buy the property from 8355 Baymeadows Inc. of Orange Park.

 A mobility-fee calculation certificate and a concurrency reservation certificate issued June 16 by the city show the site is between Taco Bell and Jiffy Lube. 

Paul Sleiman said in July the plan is to redevelop the entire site, including the building, parking areas and monument sign. He said he expects to start construction in the fourth quarter.

The 3,600-square-foot Miami Subs building was developed in 1985. Miami Subs operated six area stores but closed them. The Baymeadows store closed in 2003.

Home2 Suites seeks permitting

The developer of the proposed Home2 Suites by Hilton at Deerwood Park Boulevard and Gate Parkway seeks a permit to build the five-story hotel at a cost of $7.5 million.

A group led by hotelier Kanti Patel wants to build the 64,438-square-foot project on 1.75 acres at 10715 Deerwood Park Blvd.

Omega Construction Services is shown as the contractor. Zona Architecture is the architect.

Plans show a pool and patio outdoors and the inside includes a breakfast area, meeting rooms and exercise room.

Patel said construction should start in November on the 104-room Home2 Suites by Hilton and he estimates the investment at $14 million to $15 million. The company said it should open in January 2019. 

Home2 Suites by Hilton is a limited-service, extended-stay hotel.

The 3.54-acre site has space for a second five-story hotel, with 102 rooms. Patel said there was no decision on that development.

Food notes

  • Cinnaholic Gourmet Cinnamon Rolls applied to build-out in Gates of Olde Mandarin at 11362 San Jose Blvd. The vegan products come in 20 frosting flavors, such as almond and orange, and even more toppings, such as coconut and pretzels. Plans show 10 seats in the 1,350-square-foot space.
  • DQ Grill & Chill Restaurant was OK’d for construction at 13966 Village Lake Circle at a cost $675,000.
  • Arby’s plans a major remodeling of its 2,900-square-foot store at 5660 Beach Blvd. at a construction cost of $250,000. The structure, at Beach and University boulevards, was built in 1985.
  • The Stuffed Beaver Restaurant is in for permitting at 2548 Oak St. Build-out for the 1,158-square-foot space is shown as $125,000.

 

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