Firehouse coming to old Miami Subs site in Baymeadows

Restaurant is one of three tenants identified at Baymeadows Corner.

Baymeadows Corner is under development at 8355 Baymeadows Road.
Baymeadows Corner is under development at 8355 Baymeadows Road.
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Firehouse Subs will join Baymeadows Corner, the retail center under development at a former Miami Subs site.

No contractor is listed for the $180,000 build-out of 2,100 square feet of space at 8355 Baymeadows Road, No. 101. The city is reviewing a permit application for the project.

Jacksonville-based Firehouse Subs is the second of three tenants identified for the three-unit, 7,600-square-foot building in development by brothers Paul and Louis Sleiman.

The Malle Co. Inc. is building the structure at a cost of $600,000. Realco Recycling Co. Inc. was approved to demolish the 3,604-square-foot Miami Subs structure at a cost of $12,000.

The property is designed for two retail stores of 2,500 and 3,000 square feet and a 2,100-square-foot restaurant.

Paul Sleiman said previously T-Mobile will lease a 2,500-square-foot end unit. With Firehouse Subs on the other end, the building has a central unit remaining of 3,000 square feet.

Construction of the structure should be completed in the first quarter. Sleiman said previously the area was a strong market.

“It has outstanding visibility and really great access,” he said, explaining the site offered the fundamental qualities of a successful retail location.

The Sleimans, through Baymeadows Retail LLC, paid $812,500 for the property. 

Firehouse Subs operates almost 30 restaurants in Northeast Florida, including one at 8380-8 Baymeadows Road in Centurion Square.

Sleiman said Saturday that Firehouse will relocate from across the street. The middle space remains available for lease.

A Firehouse Subs representative could not be reached for comment.

Boulevard Crossing McDonald’s in works

Boulevard Crossing, the proposed redevelopment of the Kmart site at northwest Beach and University boulevards, is taking another step toward construction.

The city issued a Mobility Fee Calculation Certificate for McDonald’s to develop a new restaurant to replace the existing one.

A 4,388-square-foot McDonald’s is planned on almost an acre. A fee of $8,739 was calculated to mitigate the traffic impacts.

Plans show 85 seats, including outside seating.

McDonald’s USA LLC of Tampa is listed as the developer. Its existing 3,918-square-foot restaurant would be demolished.

Boulevard Crossing developer Jeff Conn said previously site work should begin by early spring and construction could begin by early summer on what will comprise four buildings totaling about 30,000 square feet of space.

That includes the new McDonald’s.

Plans filed with the St. Johns River Water Management District show the closed Kmart and other structures will be removed and the site redeveloped among four parcels.

Three parcels appear to be a 10,100-square-foot building, a multitenant structure of 6,790 square feet and the McDonald’s. A fourth is shown as “future.”

“That land has been sitting there for so many years. It’s obviously a great infill site with lots of traffic flow,” Conn said.

Conn and his groups — Boulevard Crossing LLC and Boulevard Investors LLC — don’t own the Kmart building.

Two stand-alone Starbucks planned

Starbucks is preparing to build two stand-alone coffee shops with drive-thrus, apparently to replace stores that are within nearby shopping centers.

Buildings are planned at 4761 Hodges Blvd. at the Windsor Commons shopping center and at Monument and McCormick roads near Cobblestone Plaza in East Arlington.

The Windsor Commons Starbucks is designed as a 2,218-square-foot shop at a shell construction cost of $797,831 on 1.23 acres.

The city issued a Mobility Fee Calculation Certificate for a 2,500-square-foot Starbucks on 1.14 acres along McCormick Road near a Wawa site in East Arlington. A $137,449 fee was calculated to mitigate the traffic impact.

Korean BBQ taking the spot of former Regency Carrabba’s

The closed Carrabba’s Italian Grill in Regency is becoming the Volcano Hot Pot & Korean BBQ.

 A site plan for Regency Plaza from DLC Management Corp. shows the restaurant in the space vacated in February by Carrabba’s.

The city issued a permit last week for Nialvi LLC to remodel 6,500 square feet of space at the Carrabba’s site at a cost of $44,000. It’s next to the Burlington store.

Bloomin’ Brands Inc. closed the Carrabba’s, at the end unit at 9840 Atlantic Blvd., on Feb. 15. Its other area restaurants remain open.

Restaurant notes

  • Panera Bread intends to develop a 3,100-square-foot restaurant at 880 Florida A1A N.  on an outparcel at the Ponte Vedra Pointe shopping center.
  • Wendy’s plans a 2,399-square-foot restaurant and drive-thru in St. Johns County on three-quarters of an acre at Florida 207 and Interstate 95.
  • Hardee’s wants to develop a 3,000-square-foot restaurant on 1.07 acres at Florida 16 and Green Acres Road in St. Johns County. It’s west of Interstate 95 near Outlet Mall Boulevard.



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