Marcus Lemonis’ Denim & Soul entrance to Town Center

January 20, 2016 - fall Denim

By Karen Brune Mathis, Managing Editor

Another business incited around by The Profit Marcus Lemonis is entrance to Jacksonville.

The Denim Soul high-end wardrobe and accessories tradesman intends to open during St. Johns Town Center in a space vacated by Cache.

Lemonis featured Denim Soul in Nov during Season 4 of a CNBC existence show. The San Francisco denim tradesman operated on a judgment of portion jeans during a bar environment rather than drinks, though suffered from bad government and overly assertive expansion, according to theprofitupdates.com.

It had stretched to 13 stores, though only 3 remained.

During a episode, Blues Jean Bar was rebranded as Denim Soul. The owner, Lady Fuller, and Lemonis concluded he would buy 50 percent of a business for $900,000 and control how it was spent.

The marcuslemonis.com site says Denim Soul facilities an heterogeneous brew of pieces stemming from Fullers vision. It says that in 2004, Fuller non-stop a network of The Blues Jean Bar boutiques, that developed into Denim Soul final fall.

The site says with assistance from Lemonis, Denim Soul remade Fullers civic conform ideals into a modern, laid behind oppulance boutique of wardrobe and accessories for organisation and women. It is formed in Chicago.

Denim Soul now has 4 stores in San Francisco, Atlanta, Chicago and Lake Forest, Ill. Stores are listed at denimandsoul.com as entrance shortly to Dallas and Jacksonville.

The city is reviewing a assent for an estimated $200,000 restoration of a St. Johns Town Center space for Denim Soul by River City Contractors Inc.

Erika Kanaval, media services executive for Marcus Lemonis LLC in Lincolnshire, Ill., pronounced in an email a organisation is vehement about a event for Denim Soul in Jacksonville, though couldnt comment.

We are focusing a efforts on store construction and are not nonetheless prepared to criticism publicly on a opening, Kanaval said.

Lemonis featured Jacksonvilles Sweet Petes candy store in 2014 on The Profit. After Lemonis done a 50 percent investment in a business, Sweet Petes changed Downtown from Springfield into a ancestral renovated Seminole Club and stretched to Lake Forest, Ill., nearby Chicago.

Lemonis also is an owners in AutoMatch USA, that has a Jacksonville operation during 9012 Beach Blvd. It matches a buyers needs and bill to a vehicle.

In further to his investments, Lemonis is chair and CEO of Camping World Inc., an RV superstore with a Jacksonville plcae during 10101 Interstate Center Drive. He also leads Good Sam Enterprises Inc., a bar for RV owners.

Coffee drive-thrutaking over automobile wash

Alyonas Coffee Co. should open in a few months during a former Crystal Clear Car Wash along Atlantic Boulevard, nearby Century 21 Drive.

Owner Sergey Sushinskiy pronounced he and his wife, Alyona, will possess and work a coffee drive-thru and splash concept, that he pronounced is common in a Northwest U.S.

He pronounced Alyona is from Spokane, Wash., and a integrate wants to give a drive-thru a try in Jacksonville.

If it works, there could be more. Well be contrast a H2O and take it from there, he said.

Alyonas Coffee will offer coffees, cappuccinos, teas, specialty drinks and, given that a Florida, cold drinks, too.

Sushinskiy pronounced he owns a former automobile wash, that sits on about a third of an hactare during 7850 Atlantic Blvd. Records uncover a skill was sole in May.

The city is reviewing a assent to transform a 580-square-foot building for Alyonas Coffee Co.

Land changes handsfor Pilot transport center

Roberts Diesel Service Inc. sole skill in Northwest Jacksonville to Pilot Travel Centers LLC for growth during southwest Pritchard Road and Interstate 295.

Roberts Diesel sole a skill for $4 million in a help executed Jan. 6 and available with a Duval County Clerk of Court on Tuesday.

Roberts Diesel also released a $2 million promissory note to Pilot Travel Centers to be paid behind by Jan. 15, 2026.

Pilot Flying J pronounced in Aug it dictated to rise an roughly 9-acre, some-more than $4 million Pilot Travel Center during a site. It is approaching to embody a drive-thru Arbys as good as a Cinnabon and PJ Fresh.

Pilot Centers support to truckers and other travelers by offered fuel, food and other items. Pilot is formed in Knoxville, Tenn., and also has centers west of Jacksonville off of I-10 and south off I-95 during County Road 210.

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