Here's an update on a few new business openings and construction projects currently underway in the Jacksonville - Neptune - Atlantic Beaches area.
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1. Trader Joe's
Northeast Florida's first Trader Joe's is under construction in a 12,500-square foot space in the South Beach Regional Shopping Center. The specialty grocery store will carry an extensive array of domestic and imported foods and beverages including fresh baked artisan breads, Arabica bean coffees, international frozen entrées, 100% juices, fresh crop nuts, deli items, and vitamins and supplements, as well as the basics, like milk and eggs. The store is expected to open in late 2014.
2. Bold Bean Coffee Roasters
Riverside's Bold Bean Coffee Roasters has expanded to a second location at 2400 Third Street South in Jacksonville Beach and is now open for business.
For more information: http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2014/01/16/riversides-bold-bean-coffee-roasters.html
3. 2nd South Ocean
Construction is underway on 2nd South Ocean at 116 Second Avenue South. When complete the project will add 22 two bedroom/two bathroom apartments to the Jacksonville Beach landscape.
4. BluWater Row Apartments
TriBridge Residential is constructing a 170-unit luxury apartment complex called BluWater Row at 711 Beach Boulevard. The end product at BluWater will feature a pool, leasing center, parking garage and a rooftop deck.
For more information: http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2013/10/08/bluwater-row-apartments-to-break.html
5. Channelside Townhomes
SH Design Homebuilders, based in Jacksonville Beach, is building 30 townhomes with boat slips on the former Lighthouse Grille site — which is south of Beach Boulevard on Hopson Road, on the east side of the Intracoastal Waterway.
For more information: http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2013/10/30/sh-design-planning-new-luxury.html
6. 228 3rd Avenue North
An office building that will house the Paul Hinder Dental Office is under construction at the intersection of 3rd Avenue North and Second Street North.
7. Graffiti Junktion
Graffiti Junktion, an Orlando 'gourmet craft burger' restaurant has signed a lease to open its first North Florida restaurant at 265 Fifth Avenue. The 160-seat restaurant is anticipated to be open before May 2014.
For more information: http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2014/02/06/graffiti-junktion-jacksonville-beach.html