Whether you’re building a home, renovating or just looking to do a small upgrade, a visit to Atlantic Stone & Tile’s showroom is sure to provide inspiration. Located off U.S. 1 just south of International Golf Parkway, Atlantic Stone & Tile features some of the world’s most beautiful tile, stone and mosaics. The company started in 2009 as a broker of tile and stone for large commercial projects nationally then opened its St. Augustine showroom in March 2012 to service local homeowners, designers and builders. Owner Tim Jackson has specialized in tile import, distribution, wholesale and installation for more than 20 years. We recently talked with him about Atlantic Stone & Tile.
The process of getting a mortgage was, for the most part, taken for granted before the recession. But times change and getting a mortgage became a major headache. Bank of England (BOE), however, bucks the trend by offering excellent communication and customer service throughout the mortgage approval process. “Bank of England has been very effective at getting transactions closed for our customers in World Golf Village and throughout Northeast Florida,” explains Sherry Davidson of Davidson Realty. “In many banks, customers are not given personalized service and it is hard to get anyone to care about the timing of the closing. With BOE, they strive to close transactions in 21 days and you can get someone to help if your transaction has an issue.”
Bank of England is a state chartered, full-service FDIC insured bank founded in 1898 in England, Arkansas. BOE’s corporate headquarters is in Little Rock, Arkansas; one of the company’s top mortgage divisions is located in Northeast Florida. Although BOE is licensed to do business in all 50 states, its Northeast Florida mortgage banking center primarily focuses on doing business in our backyard – a benefit to homebuyers looking to purchase in World Golf Village, the 210 corridor, and throughout St. Johns and Duval counties.
Nease Graduate Jay Owen Builds Successful Web Development & Design Firm
From its headquarters in World Golf Village, Design Extensions has attracted clients throughout North America who seek the firm’s expertise in web design, online marketing and graphic design. Design Extensions was founded in 1999 by Jay Owen and today its team of five create websites, design logos, produce brochures, plan pay-per-click and other digital campaigns, among other marketing activities for a wide range of clients. We recently talked with Jay Owen to learn more about his business.
For Phaedra and Beverly, yoga is a passion they want to share. “Yoga is a really vital part of our lives and we want to share its benefits with the community,” said Phaedra. Their new yoga studio, Conscious Movement, is located in the West Town Place shopping center. The public is welcome to the studio’s grand opening on Friday, September 21 from 5 to 8 pm with free yoga and snacks.
When Davidson Realty Agent Ana Speziale extolled the virtues of Wellness Matters, a clinic based in Palencia that helps clients achieve health and wellness through holistic and biological medicine, we invited Co-owner Susan Burns (Wellness Matters is owned by Susan Burns and Kay Turbyfill) to be our featured speaker at the Davidson Speaker Series in February. It was a fascinating presentation and it made us want to learn more about the clinic and what they do.
“Often times our clients come to us when they have been let down by main stream medicine,” said Burns. “We practice biological medicine which is an integrated and more thorough approach than traditional medicine. We’re not concerned with merely treating symptoms; we’re interested in getting to the root cause of a health issue,” explained Burns.
I love beer…most any kind of beer, so you can imagine I was extremely excited to hear that we now have a brewery right around the corner from our St. Augustine golf course community. Mile Marker Brewing is located right off SR 16 near the outlet malls. What that means to me is no more driving to Jacksonville Beach for delicious microbrews. Now, the delicious microbrews have come to me!
Mile Marker currently has five beers on tap – Mile Marker Zero (Key West KoÌˆlsch-style Ale), Mile Marker 1565 (Red Ale), Mile Marker 82 (Islamorada IPA), Ben’s Too Peachy (KoÌˆlsch-style Ale with peach), and a honey ale (KoÌˆlsch-style Ale with honey). They have a Pecan Brown Ale and an Oatmeal Stout brewing which will be ready to serve in the next couple of weeks.