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Jacksonville, FL (July 26, 2021) – Local entrepreneur and automotive magnate Jack Hanania, owner and founder of the Hanania Automotive Group, is making history in Downtown Jacksonville. By acquiring the ten-story Stein Mart headquarters building on South Bank for over $20 million, Hanania’s company will become the first business in the retail sales sector to brand a Jacksonville high-rise building with their own name. The new acquisition, to be named The Hanania Building, totals over 200,000 rentable square footage with a six-story, 525-space adjacent parking garage.
Known for his philanthropic efforts with many local charities, Hanania states “We are excited to continue our support of Jacksonville’s business area with this purchase,” Hanania said. “Downtown is growing and we love being part of the growth.” Hanania also believes that this purchase could be an incentive for more companies to follow suit. “We also hope other local businesses will join us in supporting this ongoing expansion,” he says.
Having purchased other buildings in the area, Hanania is no stranger to the progress that is taking place. “I grew up in Jacksonville, and I want to continue to do my part to preserve and grow Downtown Jacksonville,” he said. “The repurposing of the former Stein Mart building will bring new jobs and income to the area, and I’m happy to be able to invest in something I really love!” Hanania continues, “We as local businessmen should support this growth enthusiastically because when our business area thrives so will the rest of the city. Why leave it to outside interests when those of us who live and work here can do it better!”
Hanania is passionate about the prospect of continuing and being an integral part of Downtown Jacksonville’s revitalization and hints that this relocation won’t be his last investment in his hometown. “This acquisition is part of our ongoing commitment to the Jacksonville community,” Hanania said and continues, “As I said, I grew up here. I live here. I work here. And I will do everything I can to make our downtown prosper and flourish!”
Already employing more than 1,000 Hanania team members in total, the Hanania Automotive Group employs over 600 local Jacksonville residents and has grown steadily for years. The Hanania Automotive Group will likely occupy ten thousand square feet of the new Hanania Building and dozens of current employees are expected to make the move to the new Corporate Headquarters. Currently, the regional group comprises 16 auto dealerships and three collision centers in four states and serves tens of thousands of Jacksonville and Saint Augustine residents each year with automotive services. “We want to continue to grow and brand ourselves as a household name in the North Florida area and we really do consider our team members and the many thousands of folks we sell and service locally as our extended family, “says Hanania. He goes on to say, ” That’s why our company mission statement is all about our Family Promise. Our family of customers can count on us for excellence, quality and value when it comes to providing automotive sales and service to them! And our city can count on the Hanania Automotive Group’s continued support to keep Jacksonville as one of the best cities in Florida and in the U.S.”
We are a proud sponsor of the River Garden Senior Services Foundation’s ‘No Go Gala” that will help service the entire community. The proceeds from the Gala directly benefit the residents of the Home and help to bridge caused by the annual loss of $1 million caused by Medicaid.
The Hanania Automotive Group recently announced that they would donate a portion of every vehicle sold at their Jacksonville and St. Augustine dealerships on February 15th and 16th to the Pat Tillman Foundation. After a successful event, Hanania is proud to announce that the total donation was $8,800.
Learn More Here: Pat Tillman Foundation Donation Jacksonville FL
It was Hanania’s privilege to help provide a Christmas Luncheon to the hard-working Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
Jack Hanania’s Subaru of Orange Park was proud to donate $10,000 to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s “Light the Night Walk” on November 14th. During the Light the Night Walk, teams walked together to celebrate, honor and remember those touched by cancer.
October 13, 2019 was Hanania Day at TIAA Bank Stadium for the Jacksonville Jaguars vs New Orleans Saints. As the NFL celebrates their 100 year anniversary and the Jaguars celebrate their 25 year anniversary, Hanania is also proud to celebrate 25 years of doing business in and giving back to the Jacksonville community.
Signed Lithographs were presented to Jack Hanania by Captain Michael Connor, Commanding Officer of NAS Jax, for our support as Title Sponsor of the 2018 NAS Jax Air Show.
Jack Hanania’s Subaru of Orange Park presented the Nemours Children’s Hospital with a check for $24,152 on Wednesday April 10, 2019. The presentation ceremony took place at Subaru of Orange Park. The money was raised during Subaru’s Share the Love event, a national Subaru fundraiser that ran from November 15, 2018 through January 2, 2019. The check was presented by Hanania Automotive Group Founder CEO Jack Hanania to Dr. Gary Josephson, Nemours Children’s Hospital’s Chief Medical Officer.
Hanania noted, “Since our inception, we have always made it our practice to be very active in the local community and give back as much as possible. The most recent contribution is an example not only of Hanania’s commitment, but also that of the Subaru organization.”
OOctober 21, 2018 was Hanania Day at TIAA Bank Stadium for the Jacksonville Jaguars vs Houston Texans. As part of Hanania Day, CEO/Founder Jack Hanania was proud to present a check on field to the USO for $25,000.
April 11, 2018 – Jacksonville, Florida
Jack Hanania, Founder / CEO of Hanania Automotive Group presented Dr. Gary Josephson, Chief Medical Officer of Nemours Children’s Specialty Care with a check for over $18,000. The funds were raised by Subaru of Orange Park through the Subaru Share the Love Event, where $250 for each sold or leased vehicle was donated to a local charity of choice.
Expectations were high and the high-flying acts surpassed all of them at the NAX Jax Air Show on October 27-28, 2018. Among the Hanania Automotive Group’s many community sponsorships is Presenting Sponsor of this spectacular annual event at Naval Air Station Jacksonville. Hanania was well represented by (L-R) Sam Odom, Chief Financial Officer; Jack Hanania, Founder/CEO; Captain (Ret.) Howard Wanamaker, Chief Strategy Officer and Jack Hanania Jr, Director of Operations. A crowning touch was a sky-writing display thanking Hanania for their participation and support.
Hanania Automotive Group – Proud title sponsor of the 2017 NAS Jax Air Show.
Blue Angel Lithograph and 2011 NAS Jax Air Show poster were presented to Jack Hanania by CAPT J. D. Maclay, commanding Officer at NAS Jax for their support of the 2011 NAS Jax Air Show.
With over 15 performers scheduled, observers are guaranteed to experience the chills and thrills that accompany the carefully choreographed flights. When the C-130T Hercules aircraft, “Fat Albert”, flies overhead, The United States Navy Blue Angels are soon to follow. Their intricate maneuvers provide a finale that is not to be missed. The Hanania Automotive Group’s commitment to excellence is the reason for its participation in this event. The Hanania Family of Dealerships invites all First Coast families to join them for the excellence that is the Sea and Sky Spectacular.
The celebrated official opening of the latest Hanania family facility was highlighted by a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by owner and president Jack Hanania and featured a five-piece band, catered reception and a red carpet welcome for guests.
Glinda from Wicked, a Volkswagen of Orange Park Customer!
Winner of the iPad 2
For all of you that didn’t know; Hanania Automotive Group recently donated $6,000 for 2,000 Jack’s Packs to help the state wide initiative, “Read it Forward”. Hanania partnered with the Duval County School Board for this great 3 week campaign. Jack’s Packs were delivered by CFO, John Joyner on the first day of school to Pinedale Elementary where 400 kids anticipated their bags and books. John Joyner was accompanied by Mayor Alvin Brown and Superintendant Ed Pratt-Dannals. Thanks Jacksonville!
Read it forward… 400 Jack’s Packs were passed out at Pinedale Elementary today. John Joyner, CFO along with the entire school board and mayor Alvin Brown greeted the kids and started off a great school year.
Proud title sponsor of the NAS Jax Air Show
Starting July 11th, 2011 Join in with Hanania Automotive Group on it’s efforts to “Read it Forward”.
Hanania donated 2,000 Jack’s Packs for the Read it Forward program started by the Duval County School Board. The program is to promote reading at all ages.
From July 11,2001 to August 15th, 2011 bring in any new K-3rd grade reading level book and participate with us!
Drop off locations can be found in any of the Hanania Automotive dealerships. Audi Jacksonville, Volkswagen of Orange Park, Hyundai of Orange Park and Acura of Orange Park.
As a Family of four dealerships just by sheer volume we can do some amazing things for our military.
Operation Phone home was a social media program created after our May 2011 Military Appreciation month.
Hanania Automotive committed to giving away 1 minute for every “Like” on any of our Face book pages and for every “Follower” on Twitter.
This has been very successful and will allow soldiers many calls to home.
Hanania Automotive Group was the Title sponsor for the 2011 Parade of Homes. Seventy homes entered in anticipation to win the best design/model in their price category. Along with the Awards for the homes, registration boxes were strategically placed in the foyers of each model home. The prize is a 2 year lease on a new 2011 Jetta SE for the qualified winner. Linda Williams was Grand Prize winner for the Parade of Homes 2011!
Hanania Automotive Group jumped into the Social Media Marketing phenomenon full force. The dealership gave away a Hyundai Accent after receiving 2,000 fans on our Hanania Automotive Facebook page, the randomly selected winner, Alicia Green, her husband and 14 year old daughter were speechless. It was the beginning of the dealerships really touching the lives of people through true “social networking”.
24. boy scouts.jpgHanania Automotive Group is a community centered dealership.
We help just about all organizations that ask for our financial support, the Boy Scouts of America are no exception.
We have been proud partners for a long time running.
Hope on Wheels is a charity close to Hyundai. At Hyundai of Orange Park we are a proud supporter of the Hope on Wheels efforts. Just stop by our dealership and learn more about this great cause for kids!
Hanania Automotive Group is the Title Sponsor for the 2011 NAS Jax Centennial Air Show. Our general Managers and owner recently visited NAS for a private tour of the grounds.
Hanania Automotive Partnered with Bishop Kenney to auction off a 2011 Jetta SE. The Auction winner got a great deal and more importantly our dealership supported a great school with a great cause.
Acura of Orange Park sponsored a movie Premier at Regal Avenues for a special screening of the movie THOR. THOR featured our Acura models and the movie night was a great success. Acura of Orange Park gave away 371 tickets to the movie.
The honorable Betty Burney, Duval County Public School Board Member with Jack Hanania, donor of 2,000 “Jack’s Packs Book Bags” for the Read It Forward initiative!
The viewing of the all new 2012 Volkswagen Beetle took place at Volkswagen of Orange Park on October 15th. Many VW Beetle enthusiast`s showcased their vintage beetle`s and celebrated the viewing of the new sleeker beetle.
Russ Kamradt picked up his brand new 2012 Volkswagen Beetle at Volkswagen of Orange Park thanks to Oprah Winfrey’s “Favorite Things” episode. Kamradt’s sister nominated him to be in the audience for the show because of all of the volunteer work he does.
Florida Times Union reports on the third generation of the iconic Volkswagen Beetle Coupe!
Volkswagen of Orange Park was a proud sponsor for the 2011 River City Pride Festival that took place Sunday October 16th at the Riverside Artist square!
Acura of Orange Park is proud to support Duval County Public Schools in their efforts to help improve reading performance among students K-12.