Krispy Kreme aiming at Arlington
Plans filed with the city show a Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is proposed for a 1.33-acre site in Arlington along the south side of Merrill Road between Wedgefield Boulevard and Kingstree Drive West.
Plans call for construction of a 2,600-square-foot restaurant, with a drive-thru, to provide inside and outside seating for 40 patrons. The project agent is JDL Castle Corp. of Winston-Salem, N.C., and the property owner is The Terry Lee Peterson Trust.
Krispy Kreme has three locations in Jacksonville: 12973 Atlantic Blvd. in the West Beaches/East Arlington area; 810 Cassat Ave. in West Jacksonville; and 11117 San Jose Blvd. in Mandarin.
Dunkin' Donuts to rise at Beach and Hodges
Dunkin' Donuts is eyeing a site next to Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits at northwest Beach and Hodges boulevards. Plans show a 1,800-square-foot restaurant with a drive-thru on 0.44 acre. Taylor & White Inc. is the agent and CHR HS Bojangles LLC and JLR HS Bojangles LLC, of Asheville, N.C., are the property owners.
It's one of several new Dunkin' Donuts planned. In recent weeks, the chain indicated plans to open in East Arlington at 3031 Monument Road; in Baymeadows at 8520 Baymeadows Road, and in Clay County along U.S. 17 at Fleming Island.
The dunkindonuts.com website lists 20 Jacksonville locations already.
Olive Garden plans to upgrade in Regency
Olive Garden, which has filed plans for significant renovations for two other area restaurants, has submitted permit applications for a $135,000 upgrade to its Regency location at 9465 Atlantic Blvd. The applications show site work and interior and exterior accessibility upgrades. No contractor was listed.
The city has been reviewing plans for $200,000 renovations for the 6050 Youngerman Circle restaurant, considered the Orange Park location, and the 10144 Philips Highway store, in The Avenues area.
Olive Garden has said the three are being considered for remodeling.
The Regency, Orange Park and Avenues restaurants were built in 1990-91.
The fourth Olive Garden was built in 2009 in River City Marketplace in North Jacksonville at 13040 City Station Drive.