Bodega-style grocer headed to Springfield's Main Street

November 12, 2017

The renaissance of Springfield's Main Street continues as a Fernandina Beach-based retailer plans to open a bodega-style market at 7th & Main.

A Look Inside BuyGO

A peak inside BuyGo's Fernandina Beach location offers great insight into what Jaxson's can expect when the retailer enters the market. Here, BuyGo occupies space inside a former Fred's Discount Market that closed in mid-2016. As a part of its renovation, BuyGO restored storefront windows along the building's main facade that had been filled with concrete block. Inside the space, BuyGo provides a mix of products in an inviting environment with a small foot print. In addition to offering daily essentials and other quality products, the store contains a 16-seat beverage bar and wine room. Cafe @ BuyGO offers hot and cold beverages with Caribou Coffee. Caribou is the second largest premium coffee company in the country. Near the rear of the store, The Pourhouse is a tasting room that offers a variety of wines at affordable prices. BuyGO is open seven days a week, between 8:00AM and 8:00PM.

Article by Ennis Davis, AICP. Davis is a certified senior planner and graduate of Florida A&M University. He is the author of the award winning books “Reclaiming Jacksonville,” “Cohen Brothers: The Big Store” and “Images of Modern America: Jacksonville.” Davis has served with various organizations committed to improving urban communities, including the American Planning Association and the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation. A 2013 Next City Vanguard, Davis is the co-founder of Metro and — two websites dedicated to promoting fiscally sustainable communities — and Transform Jax, a tactical urbanist group. Contact Ennis at

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