Business Briefs 6/10/21

Clay Today
Posted 6/9/21

Orange Park Medical Center breaks ground on new medical office building

ORANGE PARK – HCA Healthcare’s Orange Park Medical Center broke ground Wednesday, June 9, on a new 60,000 square …

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Business Briefs 6/10/21


Orange Park Medical Center breaks ground on new
medical office building

ORANGE PARK – HCA Healthcare’s Orange Park Medical Center broke ground Wednesday, June 9, on a new 60,000 square feet medical office building.
The new building will house doctor’s offices along with imaging services and will be located on the east side of OPMC. It will consist of three stories that will add
class-A medical office space to the Orange Park Medical Center campus. The medical office building is set to open in early 2022.
The goal of the new space is to provide better access for patients needing care. It will include physician offices for general surgery, women’s care, imaging services, neurology care, ear nose and throat, and primary care.
“Not only will this new option keep patients close to home but it will keep them close to any other care they may need, such as MRIs or x-rays, or a trip to the emergency room,” said Dr. Scott Lind, a general surgeon that specializes in surgical oncology at Orange Park Medical Center. Dr. Lind also serves as the Program Director for Orange Park Medical Center’s Graduate Medical Education General Surgery program. “Having our physicians closer to the hospital will help our residents. It will allow them to gain more experience in the physician practice setting without the travel time. Providing them more time with patients and more time in the OR.”
The project is being developed in partnership with Healthpeak Properties, Inc.
“Healthpeak is very excited about our involvement in developing a new medical office building on the campus of the Orange Park Medical Center, one of the area’s leading hospitals,” says Healthpeak Senior Vice President of Brokerage, Jim Croy. “We believe there is a strong medical demand for this new state-of-the-art medical space in Orange Park.” Also working on the project are architect Baker Barrios, Concord Healthcare, Holladay Property Services and Auld & White Constructors, LLC. Space remains available for lease. For leasing opportunities call Brian Wilcox with Holladay Properties at (321) 663-3953.

Clay County military family to open a Grumpy’s Restaurant
ORANGE PARK – Voted Jacksonville’s “Best Kept Secret,” Grumpy’s Restaurant is continuing to add franchise owners to help expand the award-winning local restaurant franchise. Locations open in Orange Park and Middleburg and one coming to St. Johns and Wildlight this would be the fifth Grumpy’s in the area.
The new location anticipated for the Clay County area will be owned by local natives to Clay County, husband-and-wife duo Michael and Tracy Yarbrough. Before owning a Grumpy’s franchise Tracy was working as a Dental Hygienist for eight years. Before that, she was in the restaurant industry doing everything from bartending to serving and hosting private parties for several big-name restaurant brands. Michael has 21 years of blended military and civilian experience. Michael, a disabled veteran who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, has 21 years of blended military and civilian experience, serving in U.S. Army and Florida Army National Guard from 1998-2013.
“My husband and I were born and raised in Clay County and live in Green Cove Springs. We both graduated from Middleburg High School. We choose to help continue Grumpy’s expansion because it is a staple within our community known for its great food and customer service,” said Tracy. “Grumpy’s focuses on family and it’s really important to us that we are focusing on our family, while also helping to create happy memories in our restaurant for the people in our community.”

Founded in 1999, the original Grumpy’s was a dream of a U.S. Navy cook, known as “Chef Grumpy: The Bad Mood Dude.” After retiring, the original “Grumpy” decided to take a leap of faith and continue to serve his community in a different facet.
Grumpy’s has been voted Jacksonville’s “Best Overall Restaurant” two years in a row, “Best Breakfast”, “Best Place to Work”, and “Best Kept Secret” by the Florida Times-Union. DeLeon was also awarded “Mover & Shaker of the Year,” and voted by Nation’s Restaurant News as one of the most influential restaurant CEOs in the country, and one of 29 Rising Stars by FSR. Recently, Clay Today announced Grumpy’s as the winner of 5 awards for 2021 including “Best Breakfast” “Best Brunch” and its Middleburg Franchise location won “Best New Business.”
Grumpy’s Restaurant was born out of passion and love for bringing family and friends together over great diner food. Their commitment and mission are to deliver the highest quality dining experience at an affordable price for families everywhere. The Yarbroughs will announce the location of the new restaurant at a later date.


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