Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry, City Council President Lori Boyer and several Jacksonville Jaguars football players were on hand as First Coast Energy President and Chief Executive Officer Aubrey Edge celebrated the opening of a second Daily’s Dash location in the San Marco area in less than a year.
The official ribbon-cutting ceremony took place at the new location in Miramar Nov. 29 and marked the 16th Daily’s Dash location and 29th Daily’s convenience store in North Florida.
“I am thrilled to help open the doors and cut the ribbon for a new Daily’s location in our city,” said Mayor Curry. “Especially for a company that is headquartered locally with more than 1,000 employees in Northeast Florida. Since day one, my team and I have been working hard with our great partners at the State and JAX Chamber to deliver a clear message – Jacksonville is open for business.”
As part of the grand-opening festivities, Daily’s presented a $2,500 check to The Friends of Hendricks, a nonprofit organization comprised of Hendricks Avenue Elementary parents, alumni, and friends, with the intention it would benefit the elementary school as part of the company’s ongoing community partnerships with neighborhood schools and organizations.
“At Daily’s, we are committed to giving back to the communities and neighborhoods in which we work and live and are pleased to monetarily contribute to the important efforts of the Friends of Hendricks organization that directly benefits Hendricks Avenue Elementary School,” said Edge. “We are proud to be a new member of the Lakewood/San Marco community and are excited to provide our new neighbors with the nicer amenities that all Daily’s customers expect and appreciate.”
Also, as part of the grand-opening festivities, Jaguars’ middle linebacker Paul Posluszny and linebacker Telvin Smith autographed free footballs, which were given to the first 200 children that passed through the doors of the new 5,000 square-foot convenience store. All in attendance had the opportunity to enter contests to win free Daily’s coffee and f’real milkshakes for a year as well as a free Daily’s Dash lunch for a month.
Last January, First Coast Energy opened its first San Marco location on Atlantic Boulevard. A month earlier, it had acquired the property at 3973-3975 Hendricks Avenue between Dunkin Donuts and Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church, and began construction soon after.
The new station consists of a traditional Daily’s service station with eight fuel pumps and a convenience store with a Dash fast-casual food concession. No car wash is on the site.