Sunshine Park getting massive changes

For Hometown News

With a new call center already in operation and construction underway throughout the complex, Sunshine Park Plaza is getting a lot of changes.

The mall, at 2400 S. Ridgewood Ave. in South Daytona, has suffered the loss of Bon Worth, Radio Shack and Beall's Outlet in recent years.

Cincinnati-based Total Quality Logistics opened a call center in the former Beall's Outlet space Monday, Aug. 5, with what appears to be about 50 workers.

“The office continues to hire and this new location gives us the space we need to grow,” TQL President Kerry Byrne stated in an email. “It also gives our team members easy access to amenities, both in our complex and in the general area.”

The company connects customers with shipping needs with carriers that have the available capacity and service.

According to its website, it works with more than 75,000 trucking companies and other transportation provides to provide efficiency for its customers. “This network, combined with our industry leading technology and unmatched service has been the key to our growth, plain and simple,” the website states.

All Aboard Properties of Port Orange, Sunshine Park owner, did not respond to requests for comment.

However, it appears Paradise Grill & Pub will be going into the former Radio Shack space in October.

All Aboard also appears to be clearing out space for another large tenant with a remote-controlled car track leaving and GPS Education services moving to another part of the mall.

A new courtroom for traffic and other civil infraction cases for East Volusia County will open the week of Aug. 19, according to the court communications office.

Volusia County Court Judges and the circuit’s Traffic Hearing Officer will preside.

The courtroom is at the southeast entrance, next to the Motor Vehicle Service Center run by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

Traffic Court had been at the Volusia County Administration Building at 250 N. Beach St. in Daytona Beach, but the building was irreparably damaged by Hurricane Irma.

Sunshine Mall, the area's oldest, first opened in with a Woolco discount store in September 1970, according to the Mall Hall of Fame blog. It was developed by a joint venture of St. Petersburg's Milton Pepper and the Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Co. The complex was designed by Craig J. Gehlert & Associates

The second phase with 43 stores was added south of Woolco the first 20 stores were dedicated in November 1971.

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