The City approved the building permit Wednesday for the $3.1 million renovation at a St. Johns Town Center for the area’s first Microsoft Corp. retail store.
While Microsoft hasn’t confirmed a lease at the Southside shopping center, the building permit application and plans show the technology company will occupy a store at 4791 River City Drive, taking spaces No. 107-113.
The space is 4,975 square feet. The City previously approved shell construction, at a cost of $400,000, to prepare the space for build-out for Microsoft.
Microsoft, founded in 1975 and based in Redmond, Wash., near Seattle, is a global competitor in software, products and services.
JTM Construction Group Inc. is the contractor for the project, both the space preparation and the build-out. State corporate records show JTM is based in New York.