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Jax Daily Record Thursday, Feb. 11, 201612:00 PM EST

Another Broken Egg restaurant eyes Beaches and Mandarin

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Another Broken Egg Cafe intends to open a second area location at Jacksonville Beach and also is looking in Mandarin.

Franchise owner Jake Alleman said his group found a location in Jacksonville Beach but declined to specify where because it is in final lease negotiations.

The Another Broken Egg website lists Jacksonville Beach as “coming soon.”

Alleman said his group continues to review locations in Mandarin.

The restaurant opened its first area location two years ago in Tapestry Park near Tinseltown.

Another Broken Egg is a breakfast-brunch-lunch chain that also offers a bar, mimosas and specialty drinks and coffees.

The average check is $8 to $15, depending on the region. The restaurants are open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily.

The Destin-based restaurant started in 1996 and operates in 16 states.

Alleman and his business partners, Cody Gielen and John Dan Gielen, operate Cojak Investments LLC.

They own and operate Another Broke Egg Café locations in Jacksonville, Panama City Beach and Lake Mary in Florida; in Lafayette and New Orleans in Louisiana; and in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Alleman has worked for the restaurant company since college under the supervision of founder Ron Green at the original Mandeville, La., location and in Sandestin.

After he graduated from Louisiana State University, he opened his first location in Lafayette in December 2007, becoming Green’s first franchisee.

When the company looks for new locations, the website describes ideal sites as 3,000 to 4,200 square feet of space with covered exterior seating. It likes an endcap spot in strip malls that are in high-traffic commercial areas.

Peterbrooke moving in Mandarin

Jacksonville-based Peterbrooke Chocolatier is relocating its Mandarin store.

Now at 11362 San Jose Blvd. in the Gates of Olde Mandarin, the store will move to 11406 San Jose Blvd. in the Mandarin Oaks shopping center.

A pending building permit shows a potential $184,000 build-out of 1,560 square feet of space for Peterbrooke Chocolatier in Suite 4 at Mandarin Oaks. The center is anchored by Publix Super Markets Inc.

Infinity Design Builders Inc. is the contractor

Forever 21 wants to assist employees

Forever 21, which is closing its St. Johns Town Center store, said it is taking “all appropriate steps” to transfer the 63 employees to another location in the area.

The Los Angeles-based fashion retailer will close the Town Center store March 20. It also operates at The Avenues mall.

Forever 21 operates about 35 stores in 29 cities, including in several outlet centers. Its closest store to Jacksonville is in Gainesville.

“Forever 21 is constantly evaluating its portfolio of stores,” said the statement.

A company manager said Monday the Town Center location was smaller than the average store and the company was not renewing the lease.

Forever 21 sells women’s, men’s and children’s clothing but carries only women’s goods at the Town Center store.

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