EverBank will be moving 400 more employees from the Southside to downtown. Bank spokeswoman Kipin Alexander said Friday that employees would move from Cypress Plaza off Philips Highway to EverBank Center.


The move is still in the planning stages, she said, and there’s no time frame for it. She also couldn’t say if there would be any employees left in the Cypress Plaza office.

Pam Smith, representative for the building’s owner, El Ad Florida LLC, said the bank has taken no more space in the building. It had leased nine floors and took two more in January.

But the building still is only 60 percent occupied, she said, with eight floors empty after AT&T’s departure earlier this year.


Beau Outfitters has moved from Avondale to San Marco. Ryan Switzer and Chase O’Steen, both in their mid-20s, opened their men’s clothing store two years ago in the middle of the Avondale shopping district on St. Johns Avenue.

But now they’ve closed that and opened in the middle of the San Marco shopping district, next to Indochine.

Switzer said their business had grown, so they need a larger and more central location.

Their new store is about 1,700 square feet, more than twice the size of the old one.


After Golden Gate Capital agreed to buy the Red Lobster chain from Darden Restaurants for $2.1 billion in cash, it decided to sell the buildings themselves and lease them back.

American Realty Capital Partners of Phoenix paid $1.5 billion for about 500 of those properties. The first two Jacksonville sales came through the courthouse last week: $3,365,600 for the one at 13090 City Station Drive and $2,861,600 for the one at 8720 Baymeadows Road.


A reader asked if anything is planned for the spot where a former Ryan’s has been torn down near the corner of Blanding and Wilson boulevards. That shopping center is owned by Victory Real Estate Investments of Columbus, Ga., but the leasing agent wouldn’t say if anything is planned for that spot.


330 Riverside Ave., public park, amphitheater, restrooms and lighting for Unity Plaza, $1.8 million, Elkins Constructors. The park is part of 220 Riverside, the residential/retail development.

8375 Dix Ellis Trail, interior alterations to U.S. Auto Credit, $426,455, 20,500 square feet, C. Harrison Construction.

8375 Dix Ellis Trail, also at Freedom Commerce Center, renovations to lobbies and restrooms of Hamilton Building to make them ADA compliant, $600,000, 13,721 square feet, Auld & White Constructors.

11226 San Jose Blvd., interior remodel of Watson Realty, $196,600, 4,527 square feet, Auld & White Constructors.

1 EverBank Field Drive, renovations to Gator Bowl Association offices, $48,035, 5,150 square feet, Center, Knight & May Contractors.

10450 San Jose Blvd., install two ATMs for Chase Bank, $35,000, Security Vault Works.

2538 Philips Highway, partial interior demolition of interior walls, build-out permit to follow, $60,000, 2,733 square feet, Synot Construction.

4840 Big Island Drive, renovation to BlackFinn American Grille, $96,760, 9,668 square feet, Sachse Construction & Development.

4819 Soutel Drive, portable classroom at Valor Academy day-care center, $75,000, 2,220 square feet, Sauer Inc.

223 Mill Creek Road, two modular building for North Florida School of Special Education, $45,000 each, 864 square feet each.

14770 Old St. Augustine Road, tank containment building at Allied Universal, $300,000, Don Willems Builder.

121 W. Forsyth St., renovation of suites on first, second and third floors of the JTA offices, $649,708, 32,280 square feet, International Management Co.

3000 Dunn Ave., tenant build-out for Workout Anytime, $147,510, 7,580 square feet, TBD Construction.

10151 Deerwood Park Blvd., renovations to first floor for Adecco, $138,595, 6,095 square feet, Dav Lin Interior Contractors.

11173 Beach Blvd., façade renovation to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, $79,150, Shaycore Enterprises.

800 Prudential Drive, create separate entrances for adults and pediatrics at Baptist Health, $320,000.

1 EverBank Field Drive, erect temporary structure for fan cave at EverBank Field, $175,000, 9,125 square feet, SMG Special Events.

5175 W. Beaver St., renovate shop and offices at Rush Truck Centers, $156,550, 3,080 square feet, Synergy Fabrications.

9400 Atlantic Blvd., remodel TGI Friday’s, $300,000, 3,895 square feet, Crunch Construction.

13740 Beach Blvd., remodel Panera Bread, $80,000, 4,260 square feet, Shaw Contracting.


Cherry Street Church of Christ paid $375,000 for St. Luke’s Community Church property at 1140 S. McDuff Ave.

6830 Atlantic Blvd. LLC of Great Neck, N.Y., paid $1,822,480 for the property where Dollar General store opened in June at 6830 Atlantic Blvd. (Dollar General opened a store in Green Cove Springs and another on West Beaver Street a week ago. Next month, another is scheduled to open at 9131 Lem Turner Road.)

Charles and Stacey Hogan paid $1.65 million for a 4,452-square-foot condo, 1311 Heritage Manor, in Old San Jose on the River. It was built in 2011 and sold for $1.38 million in 2012.

South Lane Ave Food Store LLC of Jacksonville paid $425,000 for the laundry at 1585 S. Lane Ave.

John and Lucinda Kennedy and Robert and Mary Gibson paid $1.1 million for a 4,382-square-foot home at 14322 Cottage Lake Road in Pablo Creek Reserve. The home on 0.38 acres sold for $998,000 when new in 2012.

Sans Pareil of Jacksonville LLC Crown Commercial Real Estate of Ponte Vedra Beach paid $650,000 for 12.3 vacant acres at the corner of Sans Pareil and Biarritz streets off Beach Boulevard just west of Kernan Boulevard.

Philip and Deborah Green paid $1.19 million for the property at 1515 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach.

Seaside Playgarden Preschool Inc. paid $425,000 for a 1,073-square-foot home at 223 Eighth Ave. S., Jacksonville Beach.,

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