L.A. Fitness is getting closer to opening its fourth gym in the Jacksonville area. Construction has just started on its space in Old St. Augustine Plaza at Old St. Augustine Road and Interstate 295 in Mandarin.The shopping center currently has a Publix, Burlington Coat Factory and Hobby Lobby. Part of the middle of the center will be torn down, and L.A. Fitness will put in a new 37,000-square-foot building.

 

The building permit: $4,345 ,000, 37,200 square feet, P.A. Rogers Construction.

Meanwhile, an Orangetheory Fitness is going into Oakleaf Town Center. The chain already has seven locations in Northeast Florida. Center, Knight &May has the constract for the $267,847, 3,439-square-foot build-out.

Aldi, Ollie’s

If you missed the story a few days ago, Aldi is going into CB Square shopping center at the corner of Atlantic and Southside boulevards, into a space last occupied by Bed Bath &Beyond. The discount grocery also has stores in the works in the former Golden Corral on Normandy Boulevard and in Town Center Promenade, now under construction across the road from St. Johns Town Center.

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, which opened its first Jacksonville store in the Regency area last year, will open one in Ridgecrest Plaza on Blanding Boulevard in Orange Park. It’s taking the space that Marshalls will vacate in April.

Both openings are expected in the fourth quarter.

Permits

12940 Gran Bay Parkway W. and 12926 Gran Bay Parkway W., interior alterations to Ernst &Young offices, $1,929,106, 13,382 square feet and $1,038,749, 27,526 square feet, Hitt Contracting. The company announced in December that it was moving its local operation from downtown to the Flagler Center, off Old St. Augustine Road. About 100 employees are making the move, but the company has said it expects to hire an additional 450 over the next four years.

926 N. Arlington Road, tenant build-out for Leslie’s Swimming Pool Supplies, $160,000, 3,662 square feet, Titan North America. The chain already has four locations in the Jacksonville area and one in St. Augustine.

4599 Lakeside Drive, common area build-out at Sadler Point Marina, $130,102, 17,245 square feet, Benchmark Commercial Group.

9571 Argyle Forest Blvd., minor alterations at McDonald’s, $24,000, 500 square feet, Davis General Contracting.

4914 Town Center Parkway, new Chuy’s Tex-Mex, $1.8 million, Parkway Construction &Associate LP.

4906 Town Center Parkway, foundation for building for PGA Tour Superstore, $1,375,000, Hoar Construction.

Chuy’s and the PGA store are both going into The Strand, across the street from St. Johns Town Center. Other confirmed tenants: Best Buy will move from Markets at Town Center, Hobby Lobby, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill and Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen.

4000 St. Johns Ave., demolish retail center, $144,875, 60,000 square feet, Realco Recyling. St. Johns Village will be torn down to make way for two apartment buildings and two carriage houses with a total of 228 apartments.

140 Stockton St., demolition of modular building for PC Liquidation, $4,580, 1,24 square feet, Shapells

10250 Normandy Blvd., new Herlong Commons building, $450,000, 4,911 square feet, Bourre Construction Group.

7775 Belfort Parkway, tenant build-out for iVenture, $596,943, 14,354 square feet, Dav Lin Interior Contractors.

5751 Beney Road, tenant build-out for Shamrock, $7,500, 1,685 square feet, Brink Construction.

9361 Atlantic Blvd., interior and exterior renovation of Arby’s, $165,000, 3,555 square feet, 1st Choice Facilities Services.

Sales

Best Meridian International Insurance Company SPC of Miami paid $5,118,600 for the Walgreens at 3505 University Blvd. W.

Riverside Shops LLC of Boynton Beach paid $2,275,000 for the 13,484-square-foot shopping cener on 5 acres at 4603 Shirley Ave., at the corner of Blanding Boulevard.

It was built in 1960 and last sold for $575,000 in 1993.

Roger Bull: (904) 359-4296