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Jax Daily Record Friday, May 18, 201805:20 AM EST

Target approved to renovate Mandarin store

$1.76 million project includes interior and façade upgrades.

Target won city approval to renovate its Mandarin store to its “reimagined” concept featuring new interior designs.

The 138,286-square-foot store in the Courtyard Shopping Center at 10490 San Jose Blvd. will be remodeled at a construction cost of $1.76 million.

It is the second Target to be remodeled. Project contractor Fulcrum Express Inc. of Atlanta previously won approval to renovate the 115,231-square-foot Target at 9041 Southside Blvd. in Southside Square, also at a construction cost of $1.76 million.

The work includes interior and façade upgrades.

Elements include enhanced merchandise presentations throughout the store, including updated décor, modern fixtures, mannequins and specialty lighting; an updated order pickup and guest service counter; and a specialty beauty-products display and environment.

“The reimagined stores will feature Target’s most ambitious store redesign to date, featuring modernized design elements and bringing more technology and digital experiences to our stores to give guests an experience that’s easy and inspiring,” said a spokeswoman in a previous statement.

Target plans to fully renovate more than 300 stores annually over the next few years, but has not indicated which other Jacksonville area locations would be remodeled.

The Minneapolis-based chain intends to update and renovate more than 1,000 stores by 2020. reports it is undertaking a remodeling program it calls the next generation of store design. 

The eight Target stores in Duval County were built from 1991 to 2007.

The Southside Square and 444 Monument Road locations were built first. The San Jose store was developed in 2000.

Jazz Festival stage locations include courthouse, Hemming

PRI Productions wants to erect the three stages for the Jacksonville Jazz Festival.

The city is reviewing a permit application for PRI to put up three temporary stages Downtown at the Duval County Courthouse lawn, City Hall and Main and Monroe streets at a cost of $100,000.  

The 2018 Jacksonville Jazz Festival is scheduled May 24-27. The courthouse lawn will host the Swingin’ Stage; Hemming Park at City Hall will host the Groovin’ Stage; and the Main Street venue is the Breezin’ Stage.

Clearing sought for Kernan West

The Skinner family wants to clear and grade the Kernan West property slated for apartments, a gas station and other development. 

The city is reviewing civil plans for S.J. Properties to prepare 22.17 acres at 4996 Kernan Blvd. S. 

The Kernan West property is at northwest Kernan and Butler boulevards. Betty Holzendorf Drive is the northern boundary. England-Thims & Miller Inc. is the civil engineer. 

The site comprises 17.3 acres for the proposed 276-unit Bainbridge Jacksonville apartments and 2.85 acres for a proposed 6,000-square-foot Daily’s gas station and convenience store by First Coast Energy.

Another 2.02-acre parcel remains for development.

Development notes

• Walmart wants to add online grocery pickup services at its Neighborhood Market at 1650 San Pablo Road S. The city is reviewing a permit application for a $55,000 project.

• McKesson Corp.’s new Jacksonville offices landed city approval for the foundation work. The city approved a permit Wednesday for Elkins Construction LLC to lay the foundation at a cost of $3.5 million in Southside Quarter at Gate Parkway and Interstate 295. McKesson will lease a four-story, 125,000-square-foot building that the Hines real estate firm will develop. Hines is the developer of Southside Quarter.

• Pavilions are going up at Exchange Club Island Park. The city issued a permit Wednesday for Acon Construction Inc. to put up two unenclosed picnic shelters on the island at a construction cost of almost $219,000. Its address is 5020 Arlington Expressway but the island in the St. Johns River is accessible only by water.

• The James Weldon Johnson Family YMCA wants to put in its new pool and splash pad. The city is reviewing a building-permit application for Auld & White Constructors LLC to handle the project at a construction cost of $400,000. The Johnson Family Y at 5700 Cleveland Road is expanding and adding more programming.

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