The company currently has two locations in Jacksonville—on San Jose Boulevard and and Baymeadows Road. The new Beaches store will be located on the corner of 3rd Street and 15th Avenue North.
The Journal reports that the chain believes Jacksonville Beach is a good fit for Native Sun’s brand, which is health and lifestyle focused.
The new store will play into that with a full-service kitchen and indoor and outdoor seating, in addition to pre-prepared meals that can be taken home.
The store will bring 50 new jobs to the area.
Native Sun’s new location in the area coincides with the opening of several competitors, including Trader Joe’s, which opened its first Jacksonville store last October.
Whole Foods also plans to open its second store in the Jacksonville Beach area, though that won’t be until 2021, the Journal says.