Academic toy maker and distributor Safari Packages Inc., by means of an involved business, paid $8.75 million June 25 to invest in the Westside Industrial Park warehouse it has been leasing.
Safaritopia LLC acquired the 130,688-square-foot making on 7.15 acres, plus some vacant land, at 8010 Westside Industrial Push.
Pattillo Industrial Real Estate and Stone Mountain Industrial Park Inc. bought the composition, designed in 1992, through WS8010 LLC.
Synovus Financial institution financed the offer for almost $7.41 million, records demonstrate.
The academic toy company and distributor announced ideas July 9 to open up its to start with retail retail outlet, ToyTopia, in the Nocatee Town Center in St. Johns County.
The launch mentioned ToyTopia will be a particular extension of Safari Ltd., whose goal is to instruct young children about the organic environment and stimulate conservation through participate in.
It reported the retail store will encourage small children to discover and interact with toys off the shelves.
Nocatee inhabitants Alexandre Pariente, CEO, and Christina Pariente, president, guide Safari Systems.
Alexandre Pariente is the supervisor of Safaritopia LLC.
“The aim is to turn out to be the Cheers of toy stores for Nocatee,” Christina Pariente mentioned in the news launch.
“Toy merchants ought to be exciting. We want to be the location families go to rest and let their kids’ imaginations run wild.”
Safari moved its headquarters to Westside Industrial Park in August 2020 from Miami Lakes.
The relatives-owned business says it has been generating academic figurines for just about 40 years.
The keep will carry the company’s Toys That Train line of nontoxic animal, dinosaur and mythical creature toys. It also will give BiOBUDDi plant-dependent constructing blocks and Folkmanis plush puppets together with other manufacturers.
“Jacksonville is a increasing metropolis and we want to be aspect of that growth. There are extra prospects for workers and warehouse room as we expand our organization as nicely,” Christina Pariente stated by e mail July 20, 2020.
“This will permit us to extend our distribution organization pretty a little bit. We are a family owned and operated organization and we really feel Jacksonville is a lot more in line with our business and loved ones ambitions,” reported Pariente, whose husband, Alexandre, is the grandson of the founders.
The Safari Plans web page claims it has been producing “Toys that Teach” for extra than 30 a long time and a few generations.
Christina Pariente said the company was transferring to Jacksonville for progress chances with labor and warehouse house.
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