Darifair Foods wants to innovate at Flagler Center

Plans submitted for “Darifair Innovation Center.”

Darifair is based in Mandarin at 4131 Sunbeam Road/
Darifair is based in Mandarin at 4131 Sunbeam Road/
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More details are emerging about the proposed Darifair Foods LLC project in Flagler Center.

Stellar, the contractor, applied to the city for a development number so that it can submit plans for review for the “Darifair Innovation Center.”

Stellar describes the project as a 47,505-square-foot office along Gran Bay Parkway in the Southside business park.

Darifair.com says Darifair Foods focuses on creating culinary and food science-focused innovations for restaurants and food manufacturers.

According to Bloomberg.com, Darifair Foods produces and supplies dairy products such as creams, cottage cheese, yogurt, fluid creamers, milk, ice creams, yogurt smoothies, sauces and other dairy products to clients in the U.S.

Darifair is based in Mandarin at 4131 Sunbeam Road, a 13,500-square-foot office building. 

Darifair paid $2.1 million Jan. 23 for about 5 acres at northeast Gran Bay Parkway and Flagler Center Boulevard. 

JEA issued a utility service availability letter Jan. 28 for Darifair to develop a 46,000-square-foot warehouse-industrial building on the site. Matthews Design Group is the civil engineer.

The Block family founded and continues to lead the privately owned company. Arbor Investments, with offices in Chicago and New York, invested in the company in May.

A spokeswoman declined comment about the plans.



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