Aldi grocery store is coming to St. Augustine. The German-based chain, which also owns Trader Joe’s, will open this year in the Seabridge Shopping Center on U.S 1. Kmart closed in the center in 2012.


The store will be the first Aldi in the area, but the company also has filed plans to build a store in Middleburg, in front of the Lowe’s on Blanding Boulevard. A spokeswoman said she could not comment on when that store will be built or open.

The company will hold a job fair for its St. Augustine store on Saturday, July 12, at World Golf Village Renaissance, 500 St. Legacy Trail from 7 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

It will hire 15-20 associates ($10.50 an hour), shift managers ($14.50) and manager trainees ($21).

Trader Joe’s will open a store in Jacksonville Beach this year, its first in the area.


Shoppes on Riverside, the new retail development on Riverside Avenue, isn’t open yet. But it’s already got a new name: Brooklyn Station on Riverside.

The center also has its third tenant: Zoes Kitchen, which will close its restaurant 1 mile further down Riverside. The restaurant chain is joining the two previously announced tenants, Fresh Market and Corner Bakery Cafe.

Paul Maxwell, vice president of Regency Centers, the project’s developer, said the change was a matter of branding the center with the neighborhood.

“We just wanted to honor the neighborhood and historic element of the area as a point of connection between Riverside and Downtown,” he said.

The first openings are planned in October.


After operating for 33 years, Hall’s Nurseries and Ace Hardware in Mandarin has closed. Owner Joe Hall said it was simply because he had a good offer.

Cedar Crossing Enterprises of Jacksonville paid $1,722,040 for the 2.2-acre property at 11524 San Jose Blvd. and Paul Meadows of Cedar Crossing said he plans to develop a strip shopping center there. He’s got a couple of tenants lined up but not quite finalized, so he won’t identify them yet, he said. But he expects to do so soon.

Meanwhile, the family-owned Hall’s on Blanding Boulevard, which opened in 1955, continues to operate.


McDonald’s received a permit to build a restaurant at 11320 Baymeadows Road, just east of I-295: $600,000, 4,394 square feet, Southland Construction.

A $575,000 building permit has been issued for a 3,482-square-foot restaurant with a drive-through at 10422 San Jose Blvd., at the corner of Oak Bluff Lane. That’s the site where a planned Chick-fil-A ran into so much neighborhood opposition. Eventually, though, it was rezoned for a restaurant and Cabana Grill was announced to go in there. Ganaway Contracting has the contract.

Krispy Kreme will open its newest location, 7612 Merrill Road, at 6 a.m. Tuesday. The first 100 people in line get free doughnuts for a year. (Drive-in doesn’t count.)

MinuteClinic has opened a new walk-in clinic inside the CVS on U.S. 1 in Callahan, it’s first location in Nassau County. It’s staffed by nurse practitioners and open seven days a week.


14180 Beach Blvd. 0007, build-out for Amy’s Nail Salon, $6,500, 1,147 square feet, Smith/Young Development.

830 Oak St., new ADA restrooms at Riverside Presbyterian Church, $50,000, 230 square feet, C&R General Contractors.

12550 Flagler Center Blvd., new building for The Learning Experience day-care, $975,000, 10,000 square feet. Auld & White Constructors.

1325 San Marco Blvd. 0001, interior build-out for Subway restaurant, $50,000, 1,300 square feet, South Pointe Construction & Development.

1631 University Blvd. S., demolition of former ABC Fine Wines & Spirits, to be replaced by Dollar Tree, $18,000, 6,922 square feet, Riverstone Construction.

2733 Starratt Road, remodel Kangaroo Express convenience store adding Little Caesars Pizza, $185,000, 4,119 square feet, Newco Construction of Central Florida.

8090 Atlantic Blvd., renovations to clubhouse at Mathews Crossing apartments, $200,000, 8,888 square feet, All Weather Contractors.

8209 W. Beaver St. 0101, build-out for Narducci Dental, 2,832 square feet, $275,000, Shaycore Enterprises.

6300 Yukon Road, converting store to ABC Christian Learning Academy daycare center, $5,000, 6,400 square feet, Tillman Building Service.

14444 Beach Blvd. 0029, tenant build-out for Family Care Partners, $1,239,007, 30,331 square feet, Accelerated Contractors.

3546 and 3648 Blanding Blvd., demolish structures, two permits totaling $45,850, Arwood Waste.


Fairlead Commercial Real Estate of Atlanta paid $23 million for three office buildings in Gran Park at the Avenues. The buildings at 10199 Southside Blvd., 7406 and 7411 Fullerton St. are each three stories, 81,302 square feet and built in the 1990s.

StoneMor Partners of Levittown, Pa., which owns 278 cemeteries and 90 funeral homes in 28 states and Puerto Rico, has paid a little more than $3 million for Arlington Park Cemetery and Funeral Home.

Jay and Pamela Wilson paid $1.1 million for 1318 E. Charter Court in Queens Harbour Yacht & Country Club. The 4,414 square-foot home on .39 acres was built in 1999 and last sold for $870,000 in 2013. It sold for $1.3 million in 2005.

Mark and Barbara McKinney paid $1,050,000 for 13648 N. Queens Harbor Blvd., in Queens Harbour Yacht & Country Club. The 4,624-square-foot home on .46 acres was built in 2001.

Alba Properties at Pablo Oaks LLC of Jacksonville paid $1,010,000 for the office building at 4337 Pablo Oaks Court. The 6,980 square-foot building was built in 1997 and last sold for $704,000 in 2011.

Standard Pacific of Florida paid $941,819 for 22 lots in Villas of Nocatee Phase One.

Mark and Laura Gelman paid $2.6 million for a 8,015-square-foot home at 4034 W. Alhambra Drive, on 1.28 acres on the river off San Jose Boulevard. It was built in 1991.,
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