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Developer Proposes To Demolish Ortega Park Stein Mart Store

The former Stein Mart at Ortega Park appears headed for demolition.
Jacksonville Daily Record
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The former Stein Mart at Ortega Park appears headed for demolition.

As landlords find new uses for the six closed Stein Mart stores in Jacksonville, the owner of Ortega Park wants to demolish the one in its Westside shopping center.

WJCT News partner the Jacksonville Daily Record reported Atlanta-based Dewberry Group applied to the St. Johns River Water Management District on Aug. 11 to redevelop that part of Ortega Park, formerly known as Roosevelt Square.

Dewberry has been redeveloping the 60-year-old shopping center at 4495 Roosevelt Blvd., including demolition and new construction.

Stein Mart filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy in August and closed its stores in October.

“During the course of construction and COVID, SteinMart went bankrupt. Dewberry Team is looking to re-purpose the SteinMart building pad,” says the project description.

Read an expanded version of this story at JaxDailyRecord.com.