For the past 10 years, Subway has operated out of a storefront on Monroe Street, facing Hemming Park. But it closed last week and the plans for it are a big change.
The space is part of the building housing the Dalton Agency and owned by the agency’s principals, Jim Dalton, Dave Josser and and Michael Munz. When Subway decided to leave, Dalton said they considered their options.
“We thought about getting another tenant and there was a lot of interest,” he said. “But it’s hard downtown without night and weekend traffic. You’ve got to make it from 10 to 3 every day.”
The Dalton Agency is part of a network and when they’ve met with other agencies in other cities several had taken a space like Subway and turned it into something new.
“We all have conference rooms with tables and chairs,” Dalton said. “But these were spaces with a bar, a coffee bar, couches in more of a lounge setting. You can still use them for presentations, but it’s so much more comfortable.”
So that’s the plan for this one. The agency would use it as both meeting and work space, but also make it available to other users downtown.
“The bar will be stocked,” Dalton said. “There will be coffee. They just pay for what they use.”
He said they hope to finalize plans by the end of the year and open it early next year.
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet is planning an Oct. 25 opening for its store in Ridgecrest Plaza on Blanding Boulevard in Orange Park. It’s going into the space Marshalls left in April.
The store is similar to Big Lots, which more people are familiar with in this area, and describes itself as “closeouts, excess inventory, and salvage merchandise.” It opened its first Northeast Florida store last year on Atlantic Boulevard in Regency. A second store opened on Normandy Boulevard just east of Lane Avenue in June.
VyStar Credit Union will open a branch in Mandarin High School next week. Grand opening is 9:30 a.m. Thursday. On Oct. 3, it will open its branch at Fletcher High School, giving VyStar 13 branches in area high schools.
12740 Gran Bay Parkway W., renovations to Paychex offices, $115,266, 5,920 square feet, Dav Lin Interior Contractors.
7067 Collins Road, new mercantile building, tenant not identified, $1 million, 9,590 square feet, J. Raymond Construction.
9039 Atlantic Blvd., renovations to Stud’s Pub, $18,500, 2,400 square feet, Fulmer Inc.
1740 Tracy Road, converting use to daycare, $350, 2,467 square feet, C.H. Russell Inc.
9395 Atlantic Blvd., tenant buildout for new Chipotle restaurant, $376,747, 2,271 square feet, Horizon Construction.
14474 Beach Blvd., tenant buildout for House of Leaf &Bean organic cafe, $96,617, 1,939 square feet, Interior Buildouts Inc.
9735 Old St. Augustine Road, tenant buildout for The Elegant Café, $22,500, 2,102 square feet, Dajis Construction.
77 Monument Road, tenant buildout for Klix Arcade internet café, $31,000, 2,700 square feet, Tall Tower Construction.
12850 Gran Bay Parkway W., renovations to all five floors for Ally Financial, $3,125,000, 126,769 square feet, Marand Builders.
4500 San Pablo Road, renovation to Mayo Clinic Biospecimens Accessioning and Processing Lab, $799,592, 2,483 square feet, Auld &White Constructors.
4567 River City Drive, interior renovation to Target, $403,146, Williams Company Southeast.
1550 Vantage Way, retrofit of exisiting Sally Beauty Supply warehouse with new conveying system, $1.2 million, MGA Construction.
10881 San Jose Blvd., renovation for new MRI at Ackerman Cancer Center, $408,058, 620 square feet, Sauer Inc.
1029 Park St., tenant buildout for Crane Ramen restaurant, $375,000, 1,847 square feet, River City Contractors.
5220 Belfort Road, tenant buildout on fourth floor for ABN Automotive, $812,194, 25,468 square feet, River City Contractors.
420 E. 8th St., tenant buildout for Theta Chi chapter Omega Psi Phi fraternity, $24,500, 2,550 square feet, Williams &Rowe.
9000 Southside Blvd., SS&C Technology Phase 2, $820,572, 24,038 square feet, Dav Lin Interior Contractors.
2104 Liberty St., demolish vacant convenience store to turn parcel into a parking lot, $7,500, 2,640 square feet, Paul Davis Restoration.
23 University Blvd. N., redo façade at Gates of Pottsburg Plaza, $203,650, Coastal Contracting of North Florida. The shopping center sold for $2.6 million in June.
7645 Gate Parkway, tenant buildout for Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes, $30,957, 2,131 square feet, Sports Nobles Construction.
734 Edgewood Ave. N., tenant buildout for Dragon Arcade, $12,500, 4,366 square feet, Prism Design &Construction.
824 Childrens Way, remodel portion of Ronald McDonald House, $110,000, 941 square feet, WG Pitts Group.
4420 Imeson Road, UPS hub expansion, $25 million, 373,948 square feet, Kajima Building and Design Group. UPS announced last November it would spend $196 million expanding its building on Imeson Road in Westside Industrial Park. At the time, the company said the expansion would only add 10 jobs to the 1,650 employed there because much of the expansion would involve advanced technology and automation.
11700 San Jose Blvd., tenant buildout for Taziki’s restaurant, $375,000, 2,761 square feet, C.N. Baily &Co.
1650 Prudential Drive, buildout for autism services at Wolfson Children’s Hospital, $367,000, 16,337 square feet, Adams Interior Contractors.
500 Water St., renovation of 15th floor at CSX, $1,850,000, 20,450 square feet, Auld &White Constructors. As the company continues to consolidate, more employees are being added to that building. The renovations are primarily for employee dining and concessions.
605 New Berlin Road, tenant buildout for Terry’s Grill into adjacent unit, $10,587, 616 square feet, Cartrette Construction.
950 Edgewood Ave. N., tenant buildout for High Score Arcade, Honest Construction.
13475 International Parkway, tenant buildout for Ecolab, $570,348, 54,000 square feet, Haskew Company &Associates.
6532 Beach Blvd., tenant buildout for internet café, $20,000, 5,912 square feet, RJ Atlantic Builders.
5285 Shad Road, tenant buildout for A-1 Smoke Shop, $15,000, 840 square feet, Ash Construction.
7245 Blanding Blvd., add HVAC to Coggin GMC service and body shop, $550,000, 30,850 square feet, RLH Construction.
7825 Baymeadows Way, tenant buildout for Ameris Bank, $208,745, 9,574 square feet, Tenant Contractors.
10501 San Jose Blvd., tenant buildout for Golden Arcade, $10,500, 2,400 square feet, Prism Design &Construction.
9225 Dames Point Road, new building for Jax LNG compressor, $1 million,9,970 square feet, F&G Construction General Contractors.
841 Prudential Drive, tenant buildout for One Call Service Management, $138,785, 3,392 square feet, Adams Interior Contractors.
8358 Point Meadows Drive, tenant buildout for new Maple Street Biscuit Co., $257,000, 2,796 square feet, Load King Manufacturing.
140 Stockton St., new modular building for PC Liquidations, $15,000, 720 square feet. Webb Properties &Improvements.
10365 Beach Blvd., update restrooms and counter for ADA compliance at All-American Hot Dog, $17,223, 220 square feet, JW Building Construction.
4906 Town Center Parkway, tenant buildout for Grub Burger Bar, $637,515, 3,821 square feet, Garrard Construction Group.
NDRVN LLC paid $6.4 million for the 104-room Best Western hotel at 4580 Collins Road. It was built in 1990 and last sold for $2.3 million in 2001.
Brennan Investment Group of Rosemont, Ill., paid $6,258,000 for the two-story, 42,717-square-foot office building and 29,183-square-foot office building at 7660 Centurion Parkway. They last sold for $10.3 million in 2006.
Ya Ya Creations of City of Industry, Calif., paid $5,388,000 for the 203,163-square-foot warehouse at at 2020 W. 26th St. It was built in 1970 and last sold for $3 million in 2015.
James and Ellen Wiss paid $2,337,500 for the 2,960-square-foot home on the ocean at 2025 Beach Ave., Atlantic Beach. It was built in 1970 and last sold for $1.6 million in 2004.
Smyrna Ready Mix Concrete LLC of Nashville paid $2,220,000 for 28.75 acres at 3570 Masters Road, off Alta Drive.
Salisbury LLC of Boca Raton paid $1,850,000 for the 42,794-square-foot medical office building at 4063 Salisbury Road. It was built in 1990 and last sold for $800,000 in 2015.
Jonathan Talamo trustee et al. of Waban, Mass., paid $2.1 million for the 4,492-square-foot home at 370 12th St., Atlantic Beach. It was built in 2009.
Roanoke Parkway LLC paid $1,775,000 for the Dollar General building at 10171 New Kings Road. It was built in 2011 and last sold for $1,430,300 in 2012.
Gohalem Felema and Dawit Adugna paid $1 million for the 5,109-square-foot home on the river at 3039 Front Road, off Beauclerc Road. It was built in 1976 and last sold for $375,000 in 1989.
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