Maple Street Biscuit Co. is moving into Baymeadows to open another of its community-focused restaurants.
The Jacksonville-based company will open in late summer at 8358 Point Meadows Drive, near Baymeadows Road and Interstate 295.
It will be in the Point Meadows strip retail center behind Walgreens and near the shopping center anchored by Winn-Dixie and Stein Mart.
Partner Gus Evans said Maple Street will lease the 2,879-square-foot store and employ 20-25 people.
He and Maple Street co-founder Scott Moore said they believed “this was a good area for us to be in and be a part of the community there.”
It will be the 11th Maple Street Biscuit Co., which they founded in 2012.
The others are in San Marco, Murray Hill, Julington Creek, Fleming Island, Jacksonville Beach, St. Augustine, Gainesville, Tallahassee and Chattanooga, Tenn., and soon a second in Tallahassee.
The restaurants are open 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Saturday.
Former SaveRite grocery to become mini-storage
A former Winn-Dixie/SaveRite grocery store in West Jacksonville is in conversion for mini-storage.
Discount Mini Storage of Jacksonville is under development at 5134 Firestone Road. The property was closed as a SaveRite store in 2011.
SaveRite was part of the Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. chain, but most SaveRites were converted into Winn-Dixies.
A member of the development team said Friday renovations should be completed by late summer.
The 48,000-square-foot building has been vacant for some time, he said. It will be renovated into 370 indoor storage units that are climate-controlled.
The ownership group bought the property in December because of its access off of Interstate 295, its visibility from Firestone Road and 103rd Street, and the growth in the market.
Storage is for both residential and commercial uses.
The group also owns a storage project in Palatka, among several others in the state, and continues to look for more locations throughout North and Central Florida and along the west coast of Florida.
The Jacksonville project will be its seventh. There could be additional phases at the more than 5-acre site.
Discount Mini Storage of Jacksonville LLC, based in Boca Raton, bought the site in December. There also is a Family Dollar there.
The group paid $1.275 million for the property, buying it from Dickens Associates of California.
In April, the city approved a building permit for a $400,000 renovation for the storage conversion.
JCI Development Corp. of Coral Springs is the contractor.