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Jax Daily Record Wednesday, Jul. 12, 201709:04 AM EST

Pattillo buys land at Amazon sortation center

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Pattillo Industrial Real Estate bought almost 14.9 acres that it had leased at Westside Industrial Park where Amazon.com is setting up a sortation center.

Senior Vice President Peter Anderson said Pattillo leased the land and owned the 237,319-square-foot building on it, so Pattillo  decided to buy the property.

The site is at 4948 Bulls Bay Highway.

Through WS4948 LLC, Pattillo paid almost $3.6 million for the property. It bought it from Gwinnett Industries Inc., which is affiliated with Pattillo’s ownership.

Pattillo is the developer of the industrial park at northwest Pritchard Road and Interstate 295.

Amazon is hiring for the sortation center as it takes applications for one of its two larger fulfillment centers under development.

The internet retailer is hiring for 1,500 full-time jobs at the Northwest Jacksonville fulfillment warehouse and is expected to hire soon for the 1,200-job Cecil Commerce Center facility.

Amazon has not said how many people will work at the sortation center, but public records indicate more than 200.

Amazon’s sortation centers take shipments from large fulfillment centers. They sort the goods by ZIP codes within a defined market region around the center and then take the goods to the U.S. Postal Service or local couriers for delivery.

Native Sun picks Gran Park at the Avenues for HQ

Native Sun Natural Foods has selected the site for its new headquarters — Gran Park at the Avenues.

The city is reviewing a permit for Williams & Rowe Co. Inc. to renovate corporate office space at 10475 Fortune Parkway, Suite 205, for Native Sun. 

Plans show offices, an open office area, a conference room, a breakroom and reception area and more.

Native Sun President Aaron Gottlieb also applied for a certificate of use to set up the administrative offices in 3,259 square feet of space at the address.

Jacksonville-based Native Sun operates three grocery stores in Mandarin, Jacksonville Beach and Baymeadows, where the corporate offices now operate. 

The Stuffed Beaver seeking OK to sell beer and wine

The Stuffed Beaver LLC seeks a zoning exception to sell beer and wine for on-premises consumption at 2548 Oak St. in the space formerly used by Judson’s Restaurant. 

The address is the Delgado Building, which was built in 1919. 

Paryse Lambert, owner of the Full of Crepe food truck, is the applicant. Lambert registered The Stuffed Beaver with the state Division of Corporations in April.

The site for The Stuffed Beaver has been in use as a restaurant since at least the mid-1980s. Shad Land LLC owns the property.

Build-out of El Jefe restaurant takes a step forward

The proposed El Jefe Tex-Mex restaurant in Murray Hill is closer to build-out.

Contractor Satilla Inc. proposes to renovate about 4,000 square feet of space at 947 Edgewood Ave. S. at a cost of $350,000.

Chef Scott Schwartz said in March that he intended to open the restaurant in the fall. Schwartz owns the 29 South Restaurant in Fernandina Beach.

Satilla, owned by Schwartz’s partner Brad Walters, will lead the construction and Rob and Kassia Zinn of OAD, which is Office of Architecture and Design, will design the project.

Schwartz described El Jefe as an affordable and casual Tex-Mex concept “dedicated to celebrating the diverse cuisines of America’s southwestern borderlands.”

The menu will include wood-grilled skirt steak fajitas, San Antonio puffy tacos, Texas-style chili con queso and traditional tamales, he said.

It also will have a full bar with a focus on margaritas, tequila and mescal.

The proposed 158-seat full-service restaurant will face Edgewood Avenue in the former Curry Thomas Hardware building, according to documents and the landlord.

Schwartz and Walters also are among the group behind Bullbriar Restaurant LLC, which proposes to operate in the Marble Bank building Downtown after it is renovated.

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