Culver’s restaurant takes step at Gate Parkway

The restaurant and drive-thru is planned across from Ikea. by: Karen Brune Mathis Editor of Jax Daily Record The city issued a concurrency reservation certificate for the Culver’s restaurant planned at Gate Parkway and Point Meadows Drive, across from Ikea. The 4,378-square-foot restaurant and drive-thru is planned on about 1.5 acres now owned by First Coast EnergyContinue reading “Culver’s restaurant takes step at Gate Parkway”

Development & Restaurant Notes: 24/7 Pediatrics to Campfield Commons; Solar roofs for Extra Space Storage

by: Karen Brune Mathis Editor with Jax Daily Record   Dunkin’, Starbucks take steps.   The city issued a permit Sept. 2 for Tim Young Construction Inc. to build a 5,591-square-foot office for 24/7 Pediatrics at a cost of $1.37 million at 8990 RG Skinner Parkway in Campfield Commons. 24/7 Pediatric Care Centers LLC of Jacksonville BeachContinue reading “Development & Restaurant Notes: 24/7 Pediatrics to Campfield Commons; Solar roofs for Extra Space Storage”

Banks Must Help Business Navigate The New Normal

Banks Must Help Business Navigate The New Normal As the country begins to reopen, there has been no shortage of projections on what the new normal for business may look like in a post-pandemic world. Research has shown that small business owners are optimistic about future business conditions and expect the recession to be short-livedContinue reading “Banks Must Help Business Navigate The New Normal”

Fading Vintage Ads Bring Nostalgia to Neighborhoods

Fading vintage ads bring nostalgia to neighborhoods and possibly value to properties.  Nostalgic and a bit eerie, ghost signs—fading advertisements from previous decades that still remain—hark back to a time when hand-painted advertisements on building facades were the primary way businesses marketed to motorists, commuters and passersby. The intricate typography and hand-drawn designs attracted customersContinue reading “Fading Vintage Ads Bring Nostalgia to Neighborhoods”

Why Traditional Retailers Are Hopping on the Wellness Bandwagon

It’s no surprise that traditional brick-and-mortar retail has had to make significant changes in recent years to keep up with ever-evolving consumer demand. With the increasing prevalence of online shopping and its related perks—free shipping, deep discounts, endless options—brands have had to get creative in order to lure customers to spend money in store. ButContinue reading “Why Traditional Retailers Are Hopping on the Wellness Bandwagon”

New Retail Experiences Include Skiing, Rope Climbing, Car Racing and More—And They’re Shaking Up the Mall

As retail becomes increasingly focused on the omnichannel experience—the ability to browse and buy via multiple channels, including online and in-store—many brands are turning their attention to their e-commerce strategy. However, for traditional shopping malls that rely on in-store purchases, while an e-commerce approach will help boost sales, they have to look further for new,Continue reading “New Retail Experiences Include Skiing, Rope Climbing, Car Racing and More—And They’re Shaking Up the Mall”

The Transformative (Super) Power of Convention Centers

From the Bruce Waynes of Wall Street to the Daredevils of Hell’s Kitchen, thousands of superheroes and villains alike descended upon the Javits Center this month for the 12th annual New York Comic Con. For four days, the cosplaying community came to life inside the 760,000-square foot showroom – bearing witness to a city-wide transformation.Continue reading “The Transformative (Super) Power of Convention Centers”

The Food Industry’s New Path to Brick and Mortar

Opening a restaurant before technology was integrated into our lives was no easy task. In pre-Internet days, restauranteurs and chefs had to follow a hunch that a certain location could use a specific type of restaurant (Ben and Jerry, of the eponymous ice cream brand, bought a clicker and tracked pedestrian traffic on various cornersContinue reading “The Food Industry’s New Path to Brick and Mortar”

Elevating Office Spaces with Inspiring Art

For companies looking to inspire creativity, spark passion and generate interesting new ideas, stark white office walls can be a deterrent. As more research emerges on the topic, companies are moving beyond painted walls and turning their attention to art in the workplace. According to a study by the Business Committee for the Arts and the International Association forContinue reading “Elevating Office Spaces with Inspiring Art”