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Jax Daily Record Tuesday, May 17, 202204:50 AM EST

Wholesale club coming to River City Marketplace

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RPT Realty says the 103,000-square-foot club will replace Regal Cinemas.
by: Monty Zickuhr Managing Editor

A wholesale club will replace the Regal River City Marketplace in North Jacksonville, according to the shopping center owner.

In its first-quarter report to investors May 4, shopping center owner RPT Realty said it signed a 103,000-square-foot wholesale club to replace the movie theater.

The Regal remains open and the report didn’t offer a timeline or the name of the wholesale club.

JEA received a utility service availability request Nov. 15 for demolition of the Regal building for construction of a wholesale club.

The 60,025-square-foot, 14-screen Regal River City Marketplace, at 12884 City Center Blvd., was built in 2006.

The Duval County Tax Collector’s website shows the Regal property is owned by Ramco Jacksonville LLC based in Farmington Hills, Michigan. RPT Realty has the same address.

Wholesale club stores in Jacksonville include BJ’s Wholesale Club, Costco Wholesale Co. and Sam’s Club.

The 60,025-square-foot, 14-screen Regal River City Marketplace was built in 2006.

BJ’s operates three Northeast Florida stores, with one in Orange Park and two in Jacksonville at southeast Kernan and Atlantic boulevards and at northwest Philips Highway and Baymeadows Road. It also operates a regional distribution center in West Jacksonville.

BJ’s range from 70,000 to 130,000 square feet, averaging about 111,000 square feet.

Costco has two stores in Jacksonville and one under construction in St. Johns County near World Golf Village. The St. Johns Costco is 162,000-square-feet. The Parramore Road Costco is 154,568 square feet.

Sam’s Club has three stores in Jacksonville, including one about 5 miles south of River City Marketplace along Busch Drive. That Sam’s is about 114,000 square feet.

The wholesale club isn’t the only new retailer coming to the shopping center.

The Daily Record reported in April that Sportsman’s Warehouse is opening at 13075 City Square Drive next to Burlington.

The outdoor specialty retailer will lease within a 41,552-square-foot store that was previously part of Gander Mountain.

Nearby, Texas Roadhouse is under construction. The restaurant chain demolished the former Logan’s Roadhouse and is building a 7,647-square-foot structure on almost 1.6 acres at 13130 City Station Drive.

A brochure marketing River City Marketplace by Colliers also shows the 19,700 square-foot OfficeMax store at 13275 City Square Drive as coming available.

If Regal closes, it will be left with one location in Jacksonville at 9525 Philips Highway in South Jacksonville. The closest movie theater to River City Marketplace would be the AMC Regency 24 about 15 miles away.

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