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The Mathis Report: Home Depot marketing Southside site
« on: May 04, 2018, 06:24:12 AM »
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by: Karen Brune Mathis

A 10.67-acre site owned by Home Depot USA Inc. Inc. is for sale, and RaceTrac Petroleum Inc. appears to want the corner of it.

A conceptual site plan for the property at Interstate 95 and University Boulevard West shows the RaceTrac location, labeled as “Gas Convenience,” along with three outparcels for two restaurants and a hotel.

Atlanta-based RaceTrac wants to develop a gas station and convenience store on 1.77 acres at the site at 5221 University Blvd. W.  at Richard Street, according to a permit application filed with the St. Johns River Water Management District. The conceptual plan shows the gas station site as 1.76 acres.

The 5,411-square-foot store would have 10 fueling pumps.

Full article: https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/home-depot-marketing-southside-site
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Re: The Mathis Report: Home Depot marketing Southside site
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2018, 10:25:44 AM »
11,000 square foot restaurant? That's pretty large. Dear god, is that going to be a Golden Corral?

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Re: The Mathis Report: Home Depot marketing Southside site
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2018, 11:50:37 AM »
Lol that would probably be a great location for them.
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2018, 01:28:30 PM »
Actually, that is about the size of a Golden Corral. But the one on Southside is less than 5 miles away. I don't know how close they want them.
Maybe that stretch of University can finally get going. Freshfields Farm is a pretty good store that seems to do really well.

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Re: The Mathis Report: Home Depot marketing Southside site
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2018, 01:50:19 PM »
I'm surprised there isn't already a Golden Corral there.  It would be a one stop shop, AYCE buffet, strip clubs and gun stores... What else could you ask for?!?!

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Re: The Mathis Report: Home Depot marketing Southside site
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2018, 03:22:08 PM »
Was hoping Home Depot would pull the trigger on a new site, but guess not:(. It would compete well against the Lowe's store at Baymeadows and Phillips for people in the San Jose area.

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Re: The Mathis Report: Home Depot marketing Southside site
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2018, 03:30:15 PM »
This area needs all the help it can get. I would assume Home Depot would want a store in an area filled with so much older building stock in need of repair. Not sure I understand why RaceTrac is interested in that particular site since they already have a location next door.

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Re: The Mathis Report: Home Depot marketing Southside site
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2018, 05:47:44 PM »
I used to eat at Ryan's Steakhouse growing up...I think it was in the same spot being discussed.

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« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2018, 09:55:45 PM »
I used to eat at Ryan's Steakhouse growing up...I think it was in the same spot being discussed.

I think it was across the street

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Re: The Mathis Report: Home Depot marketing Southside site
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2018, 11:50:30 PM »
I used to eat at Ryan's Steakhouse growing up...I think it was in the same spot being discussed.

I think it was across the street

I think you are right. Across Richard St. That makes more sense now...

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Re: The Mathis Report: Home Depot marketing Southside site
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2018, 12:01:59 AM »
Was hoping Home Depot would pull the trigger on a new site, but guess not:(. It would compete well against the Lowe's store at Baymeadows and Phillips for people in the San Jose area.

The big problem with this site is traffic going east on University Blvd. can only turn into the property at the light and enter from the side  (Richard) street.  Likewise, to exit eastward on University, traffic must exit via Richard Street and the light.  If you were to visit the site, you would see that Richard Street would have a hard time handling the traffic of a Home Depot without some widening and added turn lanes probably requiring imminent domain takings.  May also need substantial drainage, curb and sidewalk improvements to make it more appealing/functional.  I think the current conditions are likely better suited for the smaller, lower traffic entities now being proposed.

I also thought this site was a little smallish for a HD.  Surprised they bought it to begin with.  I think the weakest part of HD is their real estate department - after all, they have relocated many of their stores (e.g. Orange Park & Regency) in Jax over the years from their original locations  8).

Also, HD blew it, in my opinion, by putting a smallish store on Southside Blvd. vs. on Phillips Highway at either the I-95 or I-295 interchanges.  And, they have forfeited San Jose/Mandarin to two well located Lowes stores (Phillips/Baymeadows and St. Augustine Rd/I-295).  HD would be insane not to take the closed Kmart location on San Jose in Mandarin as not many such opportunities left nowadays for them in that part of Jax.

I guess they could always do what Target did in Mandarin and buy out an entire strip center (only about 10 years old at that), demolish it, and go from there but what an expense.  HD did do that in Orange Park when the developer for them bought a multi-hundred unit 10 year old apartment complex across from the mall, tore it down, and put HD and others there (by the way, their original store in Orange Park was at a much better site at Blanding and I-295 so amazed they made that move.)  Their planned store at 9B is not much use to Mandarin/San Jose given the distance and St. Johns County traffic.
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Re: The Mathis Report: Home Depot marketing Southside site
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2018, 12:22:15 AM »
I used to eat at Ryan's Steakhouse growing up...I think it was in the same spot being discussed.

I think it was across the street

I think you are right. Across Richard St. That makes more sense now...

I don't know, I seem to recall that Ryan's was on University on the other side of Phillips near Chester where the Pet Supermarket now is.  Anyone else remember it that way?   Regardless, for old timers, the Pet Supermarket building was originally McDuff Appliances, a local appliance chain store ("It's tough to beat McDuff!").
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« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2018, 07:19:11 AM »
That's totally going to be a Cracker Barrel right? Near a hotel and off of the main street?

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Re: The Mathis Report: Home Depot marketing Southside site
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2018, 10:25:11 AM »
I used to eat at Ryan's Steakhouse growing up...I think it was in the same spot being discussed.

I think it was across the street

I think you are right. Across Richard St. That makes more sense now...

I don't know, I seem to recall that Ryan's was on University on the other side of Phillips near Chester where the Pet Supermarket now is.  Anyone else remember it that way?   Regardless, for old timers, the Pet Supermarket building was originally McDuff Appliances, a local appliance chain store ("It's tough to beat McDuff!").


4923 W. University Blvd. We were both wrong (but I was a little closer  ;))

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Re: The Mathis Report: Home Depot marketing Southside site
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2018, 10:33:51 AM »
That's totally going to be a Cracker Barrel right? Near a hotel and off of the main street?
I thouht the same thing but there is already one at Baymeadows, don't usually see them that close together.