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Building Up Jax: Sears building at Regency being shopped

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The former Sears location at Regency Square Mall is now being actively marketed for redevelopment.

According to Jax Daily Record, an unnamed buyer that plans to close on the building by year-end is already looking for potential tenants. The building is being marketed as ideal for auto dealers, given the presence of Sears’ auto center infrastructure and the already strong presence of auto dealers along the adjacent stretch of Atlantic Blvd.

The building, which is currently owned by Sears, is still attached to the mall – specifically, it’s on the end of the mall that was at one point being redeveloped by International Décor Outlet.

The IDO wing has shut its doors, likely for good, so any new activity on that side of the mall would be a welcomed sight.


Firebirds Wood Fired Grill will open at the St. Johns Town Center on November 1.

According to a press release, the restaurant offers “hand-cut aged steaks, fresh seafood, chicken and ribs.” The new location will feature a new interior design for the chain developed by Charlotte-based starrdesign.

Reservations can be made online, on OpenTable, or via phone.

To stay up to date on opening dates for all of the Town Center’s newest additions, remember to keep checking our frequently-updated running list.


  • The Wendy’s at 2006 Park St. in Five Points is being demolished, which will be followed soon after by the construction of a brand new Wendy’s.
  • Pet Paradise will build a new, $3.2 million facility at 14976 Walden Springs Way just off of Race Track Rd.
  • Demolition has begun on the former Miami Subs location at 8355 Baymeadows Rd. It’ll be replaced by a small strip center featuring T-Mobile and two other tenants still to be named.
  • Coco Beauty Supply will open soon at 7091 Collins Rd.
  • A permit was issued for the build-out of a new retail shell building at 8738 Baymeadows Rd. E.
  • UNF’s Coggin College of Business is negotiating to lease space in the Barnett Bank building once renovations are complete, according to Jax Daily Record.

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