Winn Dixie’s new prototype in Jacksonville is beautiful
Winn Dixie’s new prototype will certainly give all of the other grocers in Florida serious competition
I recently visited the new proto-type Winn Dixie store near Jacksonville’s Baymeadows trade area. Unlike some of their previous attempts at re-branding, the new Baymeadows store is a 180 degree change for the typical Winn Dixie stores that you may remember. The new prototype is nothing short of phenomenal! The facade is eye-catching, pleasant and has an upscale feel. Walking into the store, you will immediately notice the lighting and interior signage matches or exceeds many Publix, Sprouts, and Whole Foods that you have visited. The produce, deli and meats section are neatly organized and presented in a fashion that draws your attention. The flooring and shelving seemed to have been carefully selected in order to achieve the greatest effect. The cashiers and checkout stands were busy, courteous and pleasant. The Winn Dixie prices are still very good. If I lived in Jacksonville, I would shop at this store.
New Winn Dixie Prototype Jacksonville – Facade
New Winn Dixie Prototype Jacksonville – facade2
New Winn Dixie Prototype Jacksonville – carts
New Winn Dixie Prototype Jacksonville- interior bakery and produce
New Winn Dixie Prototype Jacksonville- frozen foods
New Winn Dixie Prototype Jacksonville- dairy
New Winn Dixie Prototype Jacksonville- aisles
Hue Chen is the Vice President of Acquisitions for Saglo Development Corporation and is responsible for increasing Saglo’s portfolio of properties. After graduating from the University of Florida in 1999, with a major in Finance, Hue started his career in commercial real estate as a retail leasing associate. He quickly became a top producing leasing agent while working with some of the most prominent owner-developers in south Florida. Throughout his career, he has executed over 250 leases and increased the value of over 40 different shopping center, ground-up and mixed use developments in south Florida and Southwest Florida.
Hue attributes his success to a thorough understanding of the major retail markets of Florida, strong relationships with brokers and retailers, and his ability to structure leases that best fit the goals of each investment.
In 2012, Hue joined Saglo and brought with him strong proficiencies in finance, mathematics, and ARGUS as well as a real world understanding of retail shopping center leasing and value creation.