February 19,2015 - Jimmy Johns, Starbucks coming to VA area
Tampa Bay Times
February 19, 2015
Residents here can look forward to having the city’s first Jimmy Johns and Starbucks across from the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center, according to Kitson & Partners.
Kitson, based in Palm Beach Gardens, bought the 60 acres across from the medical center in 2010. Thus far, the property, which once housed a mobile home park, has seen a mix of commercial and residential uses including an apartment complex and single family homes. Also on the property is a Walmart Supercenter. A Village Inn restaurant is locating on the site and a Texas Roadhouse restaurant is scheduled to open March. 3. On Thursday , the company broke ground on a 9,110-square-foot building, which will be the final retail component. The new building will bring the total retail area to 216,000 square feet. The only part of the site not under construction is the space for a 130-bed hotel.