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Rowe's IGA, Northwest Jax FL

After sitting empty for nearly two years, the former Harveys Supermarket in the Commonwealth Shopping Center in Northwest Jacksonville will reopen as Rowe’s IGA.

City Council approved a $750,000 grant Tuesday night to partially finance renovations to open the Rowe’s IGA Supermarket. Ordinance 2019-0767 passed unanimously as part of the consent agenda.

The bill provides taxpayer-backed incentives to Commonwealth landlord Saglo Development Corp. of Miami to partially finance a $3.5 million renovation of the 49,000-square-foot store at 1020 Edgewood Ave. N. with Rowe’s.

Rowe’s IGA Supermarkets CEO Rob Rowe said Oct. 7 he anticipates a $5 million total investment in the project. He expects the landlord will invest $1 million and Rowe will spend the remaining $4 million.

Work will include interior remodeling and installation of fixtures, point-of-sale equipment, refrigeration cases and other upgrades. Exterior work will encompass parking lot improvements, signage, building painting and landscaping.

The shopping center also has a 475-space surface parking lot.

Rowe said there isn’t a full-service grocery store within 2 to 3 miles of the location. “Definitely they need a store in that area,” he said.

Story continues at jaxdailyrecord.com

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