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Land Sold To Build Jax Beach SpringHill Suites Next To Pier

Via Jacksonville Daily Record
An artist's rendering a proposed SpringHill Suites by Marriott along Jacksonville Beach's Seawalk.

The proposed SpringHill Suites by Marriott hotel is a step closer to development along the Jacksonville Beach oceanfront.

WJCT News partner the Jacksonville Daily Record reports that Jax Pier Lodging Group LLC bought the 0.99-acre property Tuesday at 412 and 422 N. First St. next to the Jacksonville Beach Pier.

Chattanooga, Tennessee-based hotel developer Hiren Desai, manager of the Jax Pier Lodging Group, paid $6 million for the property that comprises The Pier Cantina & Sandbar restaurant and surface parking.

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