Camel, Circle K could be joined by Wendy’s in Arlington

The project is coming to the former Coggin Pontiac site at Atlantic and Southside boulevards.


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In Arlington’s Regency area, the prominent northwest corner of Atlantic and Southside boulevards is identified for three projects.

Camel Premium Express Car Wash and Circle K are confirmed for the site.

It appears that Wendy’s might be building there, too.

The corner is where the former Coggin Pontiac structure was demolished. The city issued a permit in April for contractor W.H. Bass Inc. of Duluth, Georgia, to demolish the 53-year-old former car dealership at a cost of $117,000.

City utility JEA bought the 5.09-acre parcel for $3.24 million in 2011 for construction and pipeline installation and to stage equipment for area work.

JEA sold the property to Circle K Stores Inc., the Tempe, Arizona-based international convenience store chain, for $3.15 million in May 2021. 

Circle K Stores will build at 100 Southside Blvd. The city issued permits Sept. 19 for W.H. Bass to build the convenience store and gas station at a project cost of $2.2 million.

Circle K will be built on the southern part with the car wash to the north of it.

Magnolia Wash Holdings has applied for a permit to demolish structures, paving and grading to develop the Camel car wash.

Magnolia, based in Morrisville, North Carolina, wants to prepare the 1.11-acre site at a cost of $1.5 million to build the 3,500-square-foot automated car wash at 110 Southside Blvd.

Magnolia Wash Holdings is the developer. MDM Services Inc. of Lakeland is the civil engineer.

Plans show Circle K on 2.87 acres and Camel is on 1.11 acres. 

Wendy’s might be developing on the remaining 1.12 acres north of those projects.

JEA issued a service availability letter Nov. 21 to EnVision Design + Engineering LLC for a project called Wendy’s Atlantic & Southside.

The address is 9201 Atlantic Blvd., which is the dealership property.

The project location is a new outparcel to be created at the north edge of the parent parcel.

The description is a 2,024-square-foot Wendy’s with 30 seats at the northern tip of the parcel.