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Jax Daily Record Monday, Mar. 26, 201806:20 AM EST

JAX Cooking Studio setting up at Palmetto Point

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Lawyer Terri Davlantes wants to teach healthy food preparation.

Terri Davlantes is preparing to build-out her JAX Cooking Studio in Palmetto Point at 14035 Beach Blvd. and hopes for a June 18 grand opening.

Plans show the 2,080-square-foot space will comprise a chef’s kitchen and four open kitchens for students.

“The focus is to help them understand how food affects their body,” Davlantes said.

Terri Davlantes

The studio’s tagline is “enriching lives through food.”

Emerald C’s Development Inc. is the contractor for the almost $248,000 construction project.

Davlantes, a nurse, attorney and former Jacksonville University program director, wants to teach people how to cook healthy foods and also help those with chronic illnesses learn how food can help manage their conditions.

The JAX Cooking Studio Facebook page said the studio will feature a chef’s demonstration kitchen and four instructional kitchens.

“Our chefs and dietitians will entertain and educate you as they teach you to prepare delicious meals that are oh so tasty, yet easy and fast. Really, who has time to spend hours in the kitchen each day?” it says.

Davlantes is a board member of the Jacksonville Aviation Authority. She previously was executive director of The Epic Program (Entrepreneurism, Policy, Innovation and Commerce) at Jacksonville University; a professor, executive and vice dean at Florida Coastal School of Law; an associate attorney at the Rogers Towers firm; and worked as a registered nurse. 

Davlantes said she intends to offer summer camps for youth starting June 18 and adult classes during evenings and weekends.

In the fall, she hopes to start a cooking series for those diagnosed with breast cancer or those hoping to prevent it.  It will be developed by an oncology dietitian and a chef, she said.

Chance Partners pays $6 million for San Marco area land

Chance Partners LLC affiliate Chance Olevia LLC paid $6 million to buy property from Southside Assembly of God Inc. for development of San Marco Crossing.

The sale closed Thursday. Ameris Bank issued a $4.284 million mortgage to Chance Olevia.

Chance partners Jeffrey Rosen and Judd Bobilin propose to develop 6.82 acres at Kings Avenue between Olevia Street and Mitchell Avenue with up to 372 apartments and townhouses along with recreation and open space, plans show.

Bobilin said previously the group likely won’t build the maximum number.

Rosen and Bobilin anticipate starting construction in the first quarter of 2019 and completing the first units in the summer of 2020.

Food note

• Cantina Louie was approved for $65,000 of work for its proposed restaurant at 9726 Touchton Road. Styles Construction Inc. is the contractor. 

Development notes

• The St. Johns River Water Management District is reviewing plans for the proposed 374,000-square-foot cross-dock facility at 10940 New Kings Road. Lake Washington Partners, through J&J New Kings Road LLC, is the developer and Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc. is the civil engineer.

• Port Jax 600 LLC is building a 28,048-square-foot shell building at 2664 Port Industrial Drive at a cost of $1.2 million. Spinner Construction Inc. is the contractor.

• Wawa Inc. opened its fourth area location Thursday. The 6,119-square-foot gas station and convenience store at 11812 Beach Blvd. is one of up to 40 the Pennsylvania-based company intends to develop in Northeast Florida. William Benz is the store general manager. It will employ almost 40 people. 

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