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RH Jacksonville

RH Jacksonville, The Gallery at St. Johns Town Center, opened on November 19th.

It comprises 70,000 square meters of indoor and outdoor space on three levels at 4831 Village Shops Way east of Nordstrom Alley, Lush and Tory Burch.

The concepts within the store include the Rooftop Restaurant & Park, the Wine Bar, the RH Interior Design Firm & Atelier, RH Interiors, RH Modern and RH Outdoor.

Jacksonville RH is the 27th design gallery for the Corte Madera, California based company. It is the 13th that a restaurant offers.


The Yard Milkshake Bar

The winner of the TV show “Shark Tank”, The Yard Milkshake Bar, comes to The Strand in St. John’s Town Center.

The company rents the former Yogurt Mountain place at 4906 Town Center Parkway next to the Grub restaurant. A sign hangs on the window and work inside has started.

The menu offers 28 flavors of premium hand-dipped ice cream along with special milkshakes. It offers bowls, scoops, floats, and specialty ice cream concoctions for $ 16 with toppings like donuts, chocolate-dipped bacon, and brownies.

The Yard Milkshake Bar is slated to open in early 2022 and employ up to 30 people.


Sugar factory American brasserie

The Sugar Factory American Brasserie plans to open in The Markets at Town Center in late spring 2022.

The restaurant is renovating and renting the closed Brio Tuscan Grille on 4910 Big Island Drive. Brio closed in January 2020.

The Sugar Factory American Brasserie is renovating and renting the closed Brio Tuscan Grille on 4910 Big Island Drive.

Renderings show an open, light-flooded restaurant with a video wall in the main dining area; a candy store to the left of the entrance and a Candy Heart Wall to the right; a bar; Al fresco dining on the terrace; and two Instagram flower walls.

The menu includes “our signature over the top main courses and legendary desserts like the Big Cheesy Burger, which is topped with melted white cheddar, creamy mac & cheese, and the“ World Famous Sugar Factory King Kong Sundae ”with 24 scoops of ice cream and served up to 12 Persons.”

The online menu for the Tampa location shows prices like a $ 14 grilled cheese, a signature burger for $ 18, chicken and waffles for $ 28, fried salmon for $ 36, and a fillet for $ 48. The King Kong Sundae is $ 99.


Bonos Pit Bar-BQ

The rebuilding of Bono’s Pit Bar-BQ in the city center is complete.

After the restaurant was closed by a fire in March 2020, it reopened on December 13th.

The 3,000 square foot restaurant is located on 1.03 acres on 10065 Skinner Lake Drive. It is adjacent to Wawa and Black Creek Outfitters.

The previous shop with 3,900 square meters of interior space was damaged by fire and torn down.

“That was a long time coming,” said Bono’s President Josh Martino.



The closed Staples store in St. John’s Town Center at 10261 River Marsh Drive is being converted into a Marshalls-Off-Price retail store.

Staples closed the office supply and services store on July 23 and workers tore down the interior.

The city issued a $ 1.63 million interior construction permit on December 13.

Marshalls has six local stores in North and West Jacksonville, Mandarin, Jacksonville Beach, Orange Park, and St. Augustine.

TJX acquired Marshalls in 1995. TJX Companies Inc. also owns TJ Maxx, HomeGoods, and other brands.


Kayak start

The kayak launch from Markets at Town Center is at the pond behind REI – Recreational Equipment Inc.

The project at 4871 Town Center Parkway includes an aluminum gangway and floating dock.

The kayak start in the pond behind REI – Recreational Equipment Inc.

In August 2020, Hines, the then owner of The Markets at Town Center, said he wanted to build an outdoor leisure center and kayak launch for REI and other renters who could use the features for products, training, courses and meetings.

The project includes a covered outdoor seating area, wooden deck, concrete walkway and staircase, and a floating dock for adding kayaks to the pond.

This includes REI and West Marine for outdoor equipment and other renters like Nordstrom Rack for staff meetings and training.


Buff City soap

Buff City Soap, which makes and sells plant-based personal care and household products, opened December 16 at The Markets at Town Center.

The building at 4849 Town Center Parkway was built for rent to Pei Wei Asian Kitchen in 2012 and closed in 2020.

Founded in 2013 and based in Dallas, the company has set itself the goal of manufacturing plant-based products that are free from harsh chemicals and cleaning agents.

It has seen rapid growth “as consumers are drawn to its differentiated, high-quality lineup of soap, laundry, bath and body products that are handcrafted daily in each store’s soapmaking”.

Buff City Soap has more than 100 stores in the US “and has significant expansion planned for 2021 and beyond”.



Levi’s is now open in St. John’s Town Center.

The store at 4751 River City Drive Suite 143B opened on November 26th on Black Friday.

Levi’s designs and markets jeans, casual wear and related accessories for men, women and children under the Levi’s, Dockers, Signature by Levi Strauss & Co. and Denizen brands.

Levi’s says its products are sold in more than 110 countries worldwide through chain stores, department stores, online sites, and approximately 3,000 retail and shop-in-shops.

Levi’s filled the place with Bunulu, a women’s brand owned by Bealls Inc. that closed in January.


AC Hotels by Marriott

An AC Hotels by Marriott with 118 rooms is planned in St. John’s Town Center on 2.73 acres on 5353 Big Island Drive.

The four story project is located near RH Jacksonville east of Tesla, Apple and J. Alexander.

AC Hotels by Marriott is planned on this turf lot near RH Jacksonville east of Tesla, Apple and J. Alexander’s.

The area is now a lawn next to a parking lot.

Construction is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2022 and be completed in the second quarter of 2023.

AC Hotels by Marriott comprises more than 150 hotels worldwide. The hotels have the AC Kitchen and the AC Lounge.

AC Hotels says that its approach to every room is “optimal comfort and utility through elegant design”. Modern decor and open floor plans offer functional beauty without the distraction, ”including open cabinets.


Ballard designs

Ballard Designs, the home furnishings, design and accessories store, plans to move from St. John’s Town Center to The Markets at Town Center.

It signed a lease for the former Blackfinn Ameripub restaurant on 4840 Big Island Drive for its new store.

Ballard Designs intends to renovate the closed restaurant in 2022 and open it in the first quarter of 2023.

The new store is 12,000 square meters, 3,000 square meters larger than its current area. It dedicates around 1,000 square meters to the presentation of its outdoor furniture and decoration.

“Jacksonville Market has always been a very popular market for our guests. Now they can see even more products in a new environment and with our exceptional quality standards, ”said Dominic Milanese Jr., Senior Director of Retail at Ballard Designs.


Fresh-Mex & Co. Urban Grill & Cantina

Fresh-Mex & Co. Urban Grill & Cantina expands to St. John’s Town Center, 10281 Midtown Parkway, No. 107.

According to owner Michael Toussaint, the restaurant will open in January or early February.

Sleep Number and T-Mobile had previously rented the space next to M Shack.

It is the second location for the Jacksonville restaurant, which opened on Butler Boulevard and Interstate 95 in August 2017.

Toussaint owns Fresh-Mex with his wife, Amanda Andruzzi-Toussaint.

The Toussaints plan to hire at least 15-20 employees for the new location. It will have 175 seats, including a terrace with 35-40 seats.


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