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Jax Daily Record Friday, Jan. 2, 201512:00 PM EST

Former WOKV co-anchor Roxy Tyler joins The Justice Coalition


Former WOKV radio morning news co-anchor Roxy Tyler posted on Facebook that she took a new position as development director of The Justice Coalition.

Tyler posted early this morning that she has supported the cause for years and is “excited to have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of those who are hurting and don’t know where to turn.”

She said by text the new position starts Monday.

The Coalition was formed in 1995 by Ted Hires. Ann Dugger is the executive director.

Its three objectives are to be available for innocent victims of violent crimes, educate the general public on criminal justice issues and be pro-active in the fight against crime

“You never know the next victim could be someone you know and love or even yourself and you would want and need an organization like The Justice Coalition to be there to work on your behalf in the courts and meet your immediate needs,” Tyler posted.

Tyler was let go from WOKV in November after more than 19 years with the station. She had co-anchored “Jacksonville’s Morning News” for at least 15 years.

New site at Beaches for Proctor Ace Hardware

Proctor Hardware Inc. intends to build a new Proctor Ace Hardware store at Penman Plaza in Neptune Beach, less than a mile from its existing store.

Jeff Conn, a principal and co-founder of NAI Hallmark Partners, said construction should start immediately for a possible completion by June. NAI Hallmark is the leasing, property management and asset management company for the Penman Plaza ownership.

Proctor Hardware President Stephen Proctor was on vacation and not available for comment, according to representatives of two Proctor Ace Hardware stores. Proctor Ace Hardware has three area stores – along University Boulevard in Southside, along Florida A1A in Ponte Vedra Beach and at 580 Atlantic Blvd. in Neptune Plaza.

The Neptune Plaza store is not far from the new location, whose address is 1281 Atlantic Blvd. It was unclear what will happen with the Neptune Plaza store, which site plans show is 28,720 square feet. Plaza property managers were out for the holiday, according to their voice-mail greetings.

Proctor Hardware paid $1 million for about 1.5 acres from Penman Plaza Associates LLLP. CertusBank issued a $1.28 million mortgage. The documents were signed last week and recorded Monday with the Duval County Clerk of Courts.

Neptune Beach issued a construction permit Dec. 12 for the $1.7 million project, totaling 30,453 square feet of space, including the greenhouse and nursery. Infinity Design Builders Inc is the contractor.

Penman Plaza is anchored by Winn-Dixie. Conn said Proctor Hardware bought property at the western edge of the 10-acre Penman Plaza site. He said more property is available for sale and development between Winn-Dixie and the Proctor Hardware site.

San Marco land bought for Daily’s store

A Daily’s convenience store, gas station and car wash are nearer construction in San Marco.

First Coast Energy L.L.P. paid $1.6 million in deeds signed Wednesday for San Marco along Atlantic Boulevard along Olevia Street and Farrugut Place. Daily’s is a brand of Jacksonville-based First Coast Energy L.L.P.

First Coast Energy bought about 1.15 acres, assembling eight parcels among three purchases.

First Coast Energy paid $700,000 for four parcels from Southside Assembly of God Inc.; $675,000 for three from Daniel and Cathy Wilensky; and $225,000 for one from Daniel Wilensky.

Four small structures occupy the Southside Assembly site; one is on Wilensky’s site; and the other three parcels owned by the Wilenksys are vacant, including a parking lot.

The site addresses are 1906 and 1916 Atlantic Blvd., 1905, 1915, 1925 and 1931 Olevia Street, 2017 Farrugut Place and another Atlantic Boulevard site without an address.

The Daily Record reported in October that there was no timeline for the proposed Daily’s convenience store, which will offer fueling stations and a car wash.

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

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