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St. Johns Town Center Thread
« on: June 03, 2007, 07:26:12 PM »
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Phase II Statistics:

Developers: Simon Property Group and Ben Carter Properties
Architect: Dorsky Hodgson Parrish Yue (Cleveland)
Contractor: Hardin Construction Co, LLC.

Leasable retail space: 228,000 square feet

Estimated number of shops: 40 upscale retailers and four restaurants, most of which will be new to the Jacksonville market.

Estimated total construction costs: $20 million.


The development will extend River City Drive (past Dillard's, Swoozie's, and Artsy Abode) south toward Butler Boulevard by about 40 boutiques and galleries. The end of the street will be capped by a park and four "white-linen" restaurants with "higher price points than what we already have now," Carter said.


A rendering of the River City Drive extension


Phase II Tenants
Restaurants:
Nan Thai Fine Dining
Bricktop by Joe Ledbetter
Mitchell's Fish Market - www.cameronmitchell.com
The Capital Grille - www.thecapitalgrille.com
J.Alexander's - www.jalexanders.com
Cantina Laredo


Retail stores:
Urban Outfitters
Cole Haan
PUMA
Brooks Brothers
BCBG
Drexel Heritage Fine Furniture
Metro Park
West Elm
Coach
Mayors
Lacoste
Talbots
Tommy Bahama
Louis Vuitton
Crate & Barrel
Pottery Barn

Suspected Anchors - Phase III (Not a part of Phase II):
Macy's
Nordstrom
Neiman Marcus

For more information:
http://www.stjohnsphase2.com/


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Re: St. Johns Town Center Thread
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2007, 07:28:39 PM »
4/21/07 construction pictures











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Re: St. Johns Town Center Thread
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2007, 11:21:35 PM »
I actually like the Town Center. It has helped bring shops and restaurants to Jax we would not have otherwise had.

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Re: St. Johns Town Center Thread
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2007, 12:29:15 PM »
I hear ya...I go to the Apple Store there all the time.

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Re: St. Johns Town Center Thread
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2007, 10:00:02 AM »
More upscale tenants have been announced for Phase II:

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- Aldo, a trendy shoe store for men and women

- Abercrombie, the kids offshoot of teen retailer Abercrombie & Fitch

- Bakers Footwear, a shoe shop for women

- Betsey Johnson, a funky clothier

- MAC Cosmetics, a standalone store devoted to the company's cosmetic counter staples

- Sole Mio, a sunglasses store

- The Walking Company, comfortable shoes designed to keep feet blister-free

http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/060607/bus_175140443.shtml
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Re: St. Johns Town Center Thread
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2007, 03:05:43 PM »
Does anyone know if there are plans to create a new exit off Butler for the Town Center? Seems like it would go a long way in easing congesting off Gate.

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Re: St. Johns Town Center Thread
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2007, 03:23:40 PM »
No plans and not possible without spending millions to squeeze in a network of flyovers between the Gate and 9A interchanges.
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Re: St. Johns Town Center Thread
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2007, 04:07:46 PM »
The traffic situation on Gate Pkwy/Town Center Pkwy is nothing short of a disaster. A disaster NOBODY is talking about. I have not seen one thing about it on TV, radio or in the paper. And looking at the hundreds of undeveloped acres of the SJTC, it makes me cringe thinking about how much worse it will get. If more people used the 9A exit, it would be better. And maybe more will once the interchange is finished.

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Re: St. Johns Town Center Thread
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2007, 07:03:03 PM »
Here is the list of Phase II that we have so far:

**Updates in Red**


STORES
West Elm
Metropark USA
Louis Vuitton
Lacoste
Mayors Jewelry
BGBG MAXAZRIA
Cole Haan
Tommy Bahama
Talbots
Puma
Urban Outfitters
Coach
Brooks Brothers
Crate & Barrel
Pottery Barn
abercrombie
Aldo
Baker’s
Betsey Johnson
Brooks Brothers
M*A*C Cosmetics
Sole Mio
The Walking Company
Arden B.
Guess
Marciano
BeBe Sport
Swarovski
Lululemon
bluemercury
True Religion
Juicy Couture
Ballard Designs


RESTAURANTS
Cantina Laredo
Capital Grille
Mitchell’s Fish Market
J. Alexander’s

OUTPARCELS
Drexel Heritage
Wasabi Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

CONDOS
Toscana

OTHER MISC
Fresh Grocer on lot between Phase II and Costco
Upscale Hotel
« Last Edit: July 25, 2007, 10:11:14 PM by gradco2004 »

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Re: St. Johns Town Center Thread
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2007, 11:30:47 AM »
"The traffic situation on Gate Pkwy/Town Center Pkwy is nothing short of a disaster", I beg to differ, The traffic situation on Gate Pkwy/Town Center Pkwy is nothing but success if you want people wasting gas in traffic.  gezz
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Re: St. Johns Town Center Thread
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2007, 05:08:16 PM »
More retailers slated for St. John Town Center announced

By DIANA MIDDLETON, The Times-Union

New details of chic retailers coming to the St. Johns Town Center's second phase keep dribbling out, and the latest batch includes a cosmetics shop and a European trove of crystal jewelry.
 
New additions to the line-up include:

- Ballard Design - Everything from elaborate, crystal-laden chandeliers and antique-styled armoires are available at this home furnishing emporium.

- Bare Escentuals - This cosmetics company is famous for mineral-based powder makeup. Part of its expansion strategy includes more standalone stores.

- Clarks - Expect comfortable everyday shoes from this shoe store aimed at both men and women.

- Mori Luggage - Sells a luggage ranging from basic backpacks to luxe, leather Hartman luggage.

- Swarovski Crystal - A sparkling bastion of Austrian crystal figurines and jewelry.

The second phase of the St. Johns Town Center is expected to open Oct. 26.

diana.middleton@jacksonville.com,

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Re: St. Johns Town Center Thread
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2007, 11:14:57 PM »
This is a terrific development here in Jax. It reminds me of an outdoor, spread out Mall at Millenia in a sense. Even if your not going to shop, its cool to just walk around and window shop and people watch. It's funny that this is that worn out line "lifestyle center" , but it actually is one, considering they're throwing up condos and more hotels out there. I wonder what they have in store for the land opposite of it across Town Center PKWY. This mall has serious potential of landing more luxury retailers, just look at the list of retailers in Mall at Millenia and/or Phipps Plaza and Lenox Square in Atlanta. Hating to say this, but it actually is about the only thing that brought luxury retailers here, other than the demographics of the Beaches and Ponte Vedra/Sawgrass/Palm Valley.
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« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2007, 09:48:37 AM »
What? No Ikea?


BTW, what a place for a small "Historic" reproduction Streetcar line.This one is in a "town center" type mall in California.


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Re: St. Johns Town Center Thread
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2007, 05:30:17 PM »
now that's freakn cool!
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Re: St. Johns Town Center Thread
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2007, 11:13:01 PM »
St. Johns Town Center Trolley? If anyone at the developer is interested, send me a message and I'll put it together for you.

BTW, any REAL word on Sak's? or the other big high end stores?
 

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