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Jax Daily Record Thursday, Jan. 30, 202005:10 AM EST

Island Wing Company working on site in Bartram Market

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Jacksonville's first first Island Wing restaurant opened this month at 4409 Southside Blvd.

Island Wing Company is working toward its second Northeast Florida restaurant.

JEA is reviewing a service availability request for Island Wing Company to build a 7,500-square-foot restaurant at Bartram Market in St. Johns County. 

William Moore, president of Construction Solutions LLC in Tallahassee and director of planning and construction for Island Wing Company, said the team is discussing the timeline.

Jacksonville franchise owner Shane Powers opened the first Island Wing Company this month at 4409 Southside Blvd., converting a former TGI Friday’s restaurant.

Bartram Market is under development along Race Track Road.

In February, Powers said he planned several more locations in Northeast Florida and anticipated the next two in Bartram Market and Beachwalk in St. Johns County.

Island Wing Company is a full-service restaurant and bar concept that focuses on baked and grilled food rather than fried.

Bartram Market is anchored by Publix Super Markets Inc. and under development along Race Track Road. England-Thims & Miller Inc. is the civil engineer for the Island Wing Company project.

The first Island Wing opened in August 2012 in Auburn, Alabama, by a husband-and-wife team. The franchise company is based in Destin.

Its website shows nine restaurants, comprising two in Alabama and seven in Florida, including the Jacksonville location.

In February, Powers said his restaurants employ 100 to 125 people, mostly part-time.

He estimated the Southside project at $2 million and the Bartram Market and Beachwalk locations at $3.5 million to $4 million.

Powers said he is the area developer and franchisee for Duval, St. Johns, Nassau and Clay counties.

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