Construction Progress: Pablo Plaza

 
Photo courtesy of Regency Centers

Photo courtesy of Regency Centers

If you’ve driven past Jacksonville Beach lately, you’ve likely caught a glimpse of the renovations taking shape at the Pablo Plaza shopping center.

Well underway, renovations to the Jacksonville Beach shopping plaza will include a new Whole Foods as a grocery anchor tenant, and significant architectural improvements for all buildings and tenants, along with parking lot upgrades and a major landscape enhancement program. The improvements will embrace an architectural style that celebrates the quality and contemporary, coastal character of the Jacksonville Beach region.

The completed, updated facade at Office Depot at Pablo Plaza

The completed, updated facade at Office Depot at Pablo Plaza

Whole Foods, the Amazon-owned grocer’s second location in Jacksonville, will be moving into the space previously occupied by Office Depot. ELM’s renovation of Office Depot was completed in late 2018, as the office supplier moved to the shopping center’s north end.

Pablo Plaza is a longtime Jacksonville Beach landmark, having served the community as home to a variety of both locally-based and national tenants for nearly half a century. Current Pablo Plaza tenants include Marshalls, HomeGoods, PetSmart, Great Clips and Another Broken Egg Café.

A before image of Another Broken Egg Cafe.

A before image of Another Broken Egg Cafe.

“For decades, Pablo Plaza has been one of the most important retail and restaurant destinations at the beach,” said ELM partner Russ Ervin.

“The center has become architecturally dated and is no longer consistent with the character or quality of the beaches communities. The redesign and renovation will completely change that and add tremendous value to the area.”

Construction is estimated for completion in 2020.

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Erin Weinberg