37. East San Marco

Site work is underway for the development of a new Publix anchored shopping center at the intersection of Atlantic Boulevard and Hendricks Avenue. The 62,000 square foot East San Marco project will include a two level 39,000 square foot Publix supermarket and space for two restaurants and additional retail shops. The project is anticipated to be completed in early 2023.

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38. 1939 Hendricks Avenue

Harbert Realty of Birmingham, AL plans retrofit 1939 Hendricks Avenue into a two to three tenant professional office building. The building was formerly occupied by a gay men’s bathhouse called Club Jacksonville. The office project is anticipated to cost $3 million.

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39. San Marco Union Hall

Ashco, Inc. is in the process of redeveloping buildings formerly owned by the Sheet Metal Workers Local 435 Land Company, Inc. into a project called Union Hall. Located at 1435 Naldo Avenue, the project involves the adaptive reuse of existing buildings into potential restaurant space.

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40. Tepeyolot Cerveceria

Luis Melgarejo is in the process of opening an Aztec-inspired themed craft brewery called Tepeyolot Cerveceria in San Marco. Tepeyolot will lease the entire 5,407-square foot building at 2136 Kings Avenue from owner TC Jax Holdings. It will be a brewpub with seating for 199, and Melgarejo plans to focus as much on the food as the drinks. The menu will feature Mexican light fare including tacos, sweet tamales, Mexican street corn, churros, and chips and salsa.

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41. Fla Juice & Bowl

Fla Juice & Bowl will open soon at 1561 San Marco Boulevard. The café will serve smoothies, acai and pitaya (cactus fruit) bowls, cold-pressed juice, and Hawaiian-style poke bowls (cubed raw tuna and salmon served over sushi rice or organic mixed greens).

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42. The Bearded Pig BBQ

The Bearded Pig BBQ restaurant at 1224 Kings Avenue recently announced its intentions to construct and relocate to a larger space at 1808 Kings Avenue. Land clearing and site work efforts are now underway for the restaurant. The Bearded Pig anticipates retaining the existing location for a future project. In addition, the new 125-seat location will include nearly 50 off-street parking spaces and an outdoor area for family-friendly activities.

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43. The Exchange and Barlow

The development of San Marco Crossing continues to make significant progress. The development was recently rebranded into two separate projects. The four-story, 196-unit Exchange is expected to open in spring 2021. The four stories, the 290-unit Barlow is expected to open in summer 2021.

44. San Marco Promenade - Phase II

Jacksonville-based Chance Partners recently completed construction on the 284 unit San Marco Promenade at 1905 Promenade Way. Located on Philips Highway between Mitchell Avenue and River Oaks Road, site work is now underway on the development’s second phase. Just south of phase one, the 7.42 acre project will result in an additional 224 apartment units in the development. A third phase will add 10,000 square feet of retail space in front of the development for a single tenant or multiple users.

45. Square One

Sleiman Enterprises is in the process of restoring three historic commercial buildings in San Marco Square. Anchored by an 8,200 square foot structure and Starbucks Coffee, the project includes three buildings at 1972, 1974 and 1980 San Marco Boulevard. Originally the Towne Pump Drugs and Sundries, the Square One building (1974 San Marco Boulevard) dates to 1925. It was the first commercial building built in San Marco Square, and remains a centerpiece of the district. Sleiman Properties is considering splitting the building with separate tenants on the first and second floors.

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46. Beach Diner

The reconstruction of Beach Diner at 1965 San Marco Boulevard continues after being destroyed by a late 2019 fire.

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47. Brass Roots Juice House

Brass Roots Juice House will be opening a new 2,636 square foot location in the Mango Plaza shopping center at 1550 Hendricks Avenue.

48. Briggs Equipment Inc.

Material handling company Briggs Equipment Inc. is in the process of renovating the former O’Steen Volvo dealership at 2525 Philips Highway. The $4.2 million project includes the demolition of the 15,547 square foot building’s interior and renovation of the 3.4 acre site.

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49. Surface Prep Supply

Specializing in Sandblasting equipment supplies, abrasives, coating supplies, paint, floor supplies, athletic field supplies, filtration media and equipment rentals and repair, Surface Prep Supply plans to open a location at 2619 Philips Highway.