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Commercial Building Permits Increase in St. Johns County

Commercial Building Permits Increase in St. Johns County

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- Real estate values have been cut dramatically, but contractors said they are starting to see the market recover.

"It is significant," explained John Valdes, owner of Valdes and Associates in St. Augustine.  "I mean, there is a lot of activity in the real estate market ... we're seeing a significant upswing."

Valdes believes people are no longer waiting for the market to bottom out and want to spend their money before prices rise. 

"The market is correcting and the market is starting to go back up," said Michael Bourre, a spokesperson for the Northeastern Florida Builders Association. 

Grocer Offers Cookie Decorating for Kids/Special fuelperks Promo

Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., offers customers the convenience of shopping at one location for everything needed to celebrate Mother’s Day, having fun and saving money in the process. From noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, kids can decorate a 12-inch cookie with a Mother’s Day message and get a Mylar Mother’s Day balloon for $9.99. The grocer also has a number of special gift bundles combining flowers, bakery items, chocolates and greeting cards.

FPL Applauds State Legal Action to Stop Unsolicited Energy Audit Calls

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) has filed legal action to stop an aggressive marketing scheme targeting customers of Florida Power & Light Company and other Florida utilities.
 
FPL received reports from thousands of customers and worked closely with FDACS, customers and law enforcement officials for nearly a year to help stop the relentless solicitations, which used FPL’s name and trademarked logo without authorization.

Memorial Hospital Emergency Department Coming to Doctors Village?

Hospital Corporation of America [HCA] and Memorial Hospital have been offered economic incentives by the St Johns County Commission if they build the region’s first and only free standing Emergency Department [ED] at Doctors Village in Julington Creek.

Belk Charity Event and a Good Reason to Go Shopping!

Belk Spring Charity Sale - Belk will hold its annual Spring Charity Sale this Saturday morning at 6:00 a.m. to benefit local charities, schools and nonprofit organizations throughout the company’s 16-state market area.

A $5 charitable donation gains customers admission to a private sale with merchandise discounts ranging from an extra 20 to 70 percent off on items throughout the store, including special savings on rarely discounted brands. Customers will also receive $5 off their first purchase of $5 or more at the event, and Belk cardholders will receive double Rewards points (and Belk Elite cardholders, triple Rewards points) for card purchases.

Winn-Dixie Expands Fuelperks! Program to Help Motorists Fight Rising Gas Prices

Winn-Dixie Expands Fuelperks! Program to Help Motorists Fight Rising Gas Prices

Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., is expanding the discounts earned through its fuelperks! program, beginning tomorrow (April 13), by lifting previous one-item limit restrictions on Bonus fuelperks! rewards items. This means if a customer purchases three of any particular Bonus fuelperks! rewards item that earns a 5-cent-per-gallon discount, he or she will now earn a 15-cent-per-gallon discount for that transaction rather than only a 5-cent-per-gallon discount.

McDonald's Set to Hire More than 1,500 Employees in Florida

McDonald's Set to Hire More than 1,500 Employees in Florida

McDonald’s and its franchisees are looking to hire more than 200 new crew and restaurant management positions at it’s northeast Florida area restaurants on April 19.