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7-Eleven continues to add locations

The 7-Eleven convenience store chain has applied for $1 million in permits to build a 4,163-square-foot location in Mandarin at 14826 Old St. Augustine Road.

The permit applications show a $500,000 7-Eleven store; $440,000 for new underground fuel storage tanks; $60,000 for a fuel canopy; and $5,000 for the garbage container.

Harrison French & Associates of Bentonville, Ark., is the designer. No contractor was specified.

Meanwhile, signs are being put on at the corner 7-Eleven store in Riverside at 2545 Riverside Ave. in the Prado Walk center. Dixie Signs Inc. is the contractor for three awning signs and a wall sign. Permits for those were approved Friday.

F&G Construction of Jacksonville Inc. is the contractor for the $427,000 build-out project for the 3,137-square-foot store in Prado Walk.

Sashimi Sushi restaurant planned at Cobblestone

Cobblestone Crossing, where Publix Super Markets Inc. is reviewing plans to tear down its grocery store and rebuild a larger one on-site, also is on tap for a new restaurant.

Sashimi Sushi Grill Bar & Lounge plans a 150-seat operation at the 2771 Monument Road center. A building-permit application shows Sashimi Sushi would occupy 2,400 square feet in unit 5, on the northern end of the center. It would provide patio dining as well.

Tom Shrout is listed as the contractor and Raul Chaumont Architect as the designer.

The plans and application show a potential $25,000 build-out to include indoor booths, tables and bar seating and outside covered seating.

The City approved the permit Tuesday.

Cobblestone Sub LLC of Aventura is the property owner.

As reported, Publix Super Markets appears to be preparing for an expanded store in Cobblestone Crossing in East Arlington. City Council has been reviewing legislation to rezone 13.35 acres at the center to increase the maximum allowable commercial space.

The proposed zoning changes include increasing the allowable commercial space from 93,272 square feet to 102,921 square feet, an increase of 9,649 square feet.

The Daily Record reported in January that shopping center owner Cobblestone Sub LLC of Aventura was negotiating with Publix to rebuild the store on-site. Cobblestone Sub LLC manager Daniel Halberstein said then that if the deal takes place, the project would be developed in 2014.

Cobblestone Sub LLC applied Jan. 2 to the City for a concurrency reservation certificate and mobility fee calculation certificate to tear down the existing 44,595-square-foot Publix grocery store and build a new 54,244-square-foot store at the site.

The certificates were issued Jan. 9.

Publix has operated at the Cobblestone Crossing shopping center since it was built 27 years ago.

The concurrency and mobility fee application shows that a new building, an addition and an accessory building would be developed.

"The existing building is being replaced with a new building that is 9,649 square feet larger than the existing building. The new building will be used for the same shopping center use," states the application.

Cobblestone Crossing was developed in 1986. Property records show it comprises five buildings and is valued at $8.23 million for tax purposes.

One of the five buildings is the Publix, shown at 45,000 square feet. It is valued at $1.3 million.

Halberstein said the expansion would take three vacant spaces next to Publix.

Halberstein said in January that Cobblestone Crossing was 92 percent occupied and there were discussions with tenants he could not disclose for the remaining 8 percent.



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