Native Sun Grows to Jax Beach

Photography By Amy Robb | October 15, 2015
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Native Sun Natural Foods Market owner Aaron Gottlieb before the Jax Beach store opens in Florida
Owner and Founder of Native Sun Natural Foods Market, Aaron Gottlieb.

For Aaron Gottlieb, owner of Native Sun Natural Foods Market, food has always been more than a career. It's something that forever changed his life. Native Sun Jacksonville officially opened its doors for business at its third store on September 19, 2015, and while Gottlieb never intended to grow the business beyond his first store location, community demand for quality and transparency in the food they eat has, in part, led to the store's recent growth.  In addition to the Baymeadows and Mandarin locations, Native Sun is now located on the corner of 3rd Street and 15th Avenue North in Jax Beach, providing beach residents a walk-in cafe, deli, fresh produce and all the organic offerings that have become synonomous with this local natural foods favorite.

The new store celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring local business owners, city officials and representatives from the Jacksonville Beach Chamber of Commerce. Following the ribbon-cutting, the first 250 customers entering the store received the gift of a Native Sun bag filled with $50 worth of best-selling natural and organic groceries. Shoppers also received the chance to win one of twenty $100 Native Sun gift cards through in-store giveaways held during the event.

As Jacksonville’s homegrown organic grocery, Native Sun has been part of an exciting community of local businesses working to create products and experiences unique to our region for years. The opening of the new Jax Beach store highlights Native Sun’s commitment to Florida’s First Coast and its desire to support and encourage the cultural renaissance taking place all over the city. For Native Sun, embracing cultural change starts with food, and that's something we, too, can support. 

For more information, visit Native Sun's website at

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