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Jax Daily Record Thursday, Mar. 29, 201806:30 AM EST

San Jose Plaza Aldi build-out approved

Germany-based grocer has plans to open at least 11 stores in the region.

Aldi is approved for build-out in San Jose Plaza in Mandarin.

It’s one of 11 Aldi stores planned in or coming to the area. Six are open and five more sites are identified, including the San Jose Plaza location.

Bay to Bay Properties LLC is the contractor for the $1.54 million build-out at 10950 San Jose Blvd., No. 15.

San Jose Plaza is next to Claire Lane Center where Trader Joe’s opened in October.

Germany-based Aldi has three stores open in Duval County, along Southside Boulevard, Normandy Boulevard and Town Center Parkway; two in Clay County; and one in St. Johns County.

The five to open comprise four in Mandarin, Regency, Southwest Jacksonville and North Jacksonville in Duval County; and the first Aldi in Nassau County.

The stores feature the chain’s “new look” of a modern design, natural lighting and an environmental focus on building materials, refrigeration and lighting.

They also feature new shelving and floor tiles, different wall graphics, more fresh produce, larger bakery and dairy sections and other enhancements.

Bagels R Us OK’d for build-out in Mandarin

Bagels R Us was approved for build-out in Mandarin Place at 11629 San Jose Blvd. N., No. 1.

Emerald C’s Development Inc. is the contractor for the 1,313-square-foot project at a cost of $127,722. Hota Design Studios LLC is the architect.

The other Bagels R Us location is at 14185 Beach Blvd. No. 4. 

Hours there are 6:15 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. It is closed Monday.

The restaurant bakes bagels and makes cream cheese daily.

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