Reimagined Target store coming to Southside Square

Retailer’s $1.1 million renovation will add digital experiences, new design elements.

Target said it is testing a “Made in MN” collection to include products from local businesses and makers, including Sota clothing, Mill City Fineries and Peace Coffee.
Target said it is testing a “Made in MN” collection to include products from local businesses and makers, including Sota clothing, Mill City Fineries and Peace Coffee.
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Target at Southside Square will be one of the more than 1,000 stores the Minneapolis-based chain will update and renovate by 2020.

“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 store to give guests an experience that’s easy and inspiring,” said spokeswoman Liz Hancock in an email.

Hancock said Target remodeled 110 stores in 2017 and plans to renovate more than 325 locations in 2018, including some in Florida.

She did not say whether other Jacksonville area Target stores will be remodeled and she did not have a time frame for the Southside Square project.

“Once the remodel is underway, we can provide more information on remodel scope and timing,” she said.

A building permit is pending for the job.

No contractor is listed for the $1.1 million project, referred to as the 2018 remodel. Cuhaci & Peterson Architects Engineers Planners is the architect.

Exterior façade renovations also are planned to the 115,231-square-foot store at 9041 Southside Blvd. reports it is undertaking a remodeling program it calls the next generation of store design. 

“And across the country, our remodels will be customized to meet the needs of local guests,” Hancock said.

Target operates more than 1,800 stores.

Target said that by the end of 2019, more than one-third of its stores will be remodeled as part of its more than $7 billion investment. reported in November that many of the stores will feature two entrances – one for quick trips and one for more leisurely visits.

The first next-generation store opened in Richmond, Texas, it said. 

The quick-trip entrance provided access to grab-and-go food, a shop for wine and beer, self-checkout lines and a pickup counter for online orders.

The site said the other entrance featured a mix of merchandise from the other departments, such as home, jewelry, beauty and apparel and accessories.

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

The Southside Square and 444 Monument Road locations were built first, according to Duval County property records.

St. Vincent’s buys Gate Parkway land

St. Vincent’s Health System Inc. paid $1.45 million for property along Gate Parkway for development of a Health Center.

The Jacksonville-based medical system bought it from He Otter LLC and He Shoulda Investments LLC, led by Lanny Thomas and Charles Brightman Skinner Jr.

The deed was recorded Jan. 18.

Jacksonville-based Ascension St. Vincent’s applied to the city for a permit to build the 15,182-square-foot center at 6699 Gate Parkway next to the FBI building.

It tentatively is scheduled to open in October.

Site plans show it will occupy 1.34 acres. Brasfield & Gorrie LLC is the contractor for the $4.5 million project

Ascension St. Vincent’s plans to open 10 health centers in the area over 30 months at an estimated cost of $75 million.

The first two opened in Mandarin and St. Johns County. 

Centers are expected to open along Monument Road in August and in Westside in September. 

No date was released for the North Jacksonville center.

EverBank Center working on first and fourth floors

Almost $1.34 million in work was approved at EverBank Center Downtown to add amenities and upgrades. Auld & White Constructors LLC is the contractor for the project to improve a fitness center on the first floor and also work on the fourth floor.

Fourth-floor improvements include the common area elevator lobbies and restrooms and the addition of a conference center.

The conference and fitness facilities will be available only to tenants in the 30-story tower at 301 W. Bay St.