Jimmy Hula’s, whose flagship restaurant is in Winter Park, has signed a lease to open in Harbour Place Shopping Center near Queen’s Harbour Yacht & Country Club.
The menu features fish tacos, signature burgers like the Aloha, Diablo and Santa Barbara, “Shackatizers” and more, including the Malibu and Voodoo fish tacos. The site also lists craft beer and wine.
The city is reviewing a building permit application for D.M. Watson Construction Inc. to renovate space at 13170 Atlantic Blvd., No. 63, which is the closed Blockbuster store. The project cost is listed as $129,000 and plans show it will seat 107 inside and 36 outside, with a fire pit.
The center is anchored by Publix Super Markets Inc.
Geneva Henderson, executive vice president of Lat Purser & Associates Inc., represents the landlord and said the lease is for 3,200 square feet. She expects Jimmy Hula’s to open in three to four months.
Four restaurants are open in Winter Park, Lake Mary and two in Orlando –– one in the University of Central Florida area and another in the Hunter’s Creek area.
The jimmyhulas.com site says the company has sold out franchises in the Orlando market and had single and multistore opportunities for franchises as it seeks “to expand aggressively into the Tampa, Jacksonville, Palm Beach, and other Florida markets.”
The website says Jimmy Hula’s has developed a cult following in Central Florida “primarily due to the freshness of the food, the quirk of our marketing, and the environment created by our locations.”
Restaurants on the rise
• Panera Bread will convert a 10th area restaurant to its Panera 2.0 concept that focuses on technology and service upgrades. The Panera Bread at 13740 Beach Blvd., No. 114, will be remodeled at a project cost of $80,000.
• Starbucks Coffee Co. plans to build a shop in St. Augustine at 2345 Florida 16.
• Chan’s Restaurant is planned at 842 Dunn Ave., No. 3. Suncoast Industrial & Construction Services is the contractor for the $175,000 tenant build-out of 2,025 square feet of space.
• TGI Fridays is renovating its Regency area restaurant at 9400 Atlantic Blvd. Crunch Construction Inc. is remodeling the location at a project cost of $300,000.
• Wendy’s will renovate its Tinseltown area restaurant at 4453 Southside Blvd. at a project cost of $770,000. It’s an interior and exterior remodel.
3/R Group Bakery Services expanding
The city approved the permit for 3/R Group Bakery Services to expand in Southside at 11641 Columbia Park Drive W. in Greenland Business Park.
Urban Partners Construction LLC is the contractor for the 4,200-square-foot addition at a project cost of $179,234. The warehouse sits on 2.34 acres.
The 3/R Group Inc. is a bakery-equipment servicing company based in Mooresville, N.C. The 3rgroup.com site says since 1993, the company has provided “premier bakery equipment exchange services for supermarkets and bakeries” in the United States.”
• The Fresh Market, 150 Riverside Ave.
• Tunis Express Food, 5808 Normandy Blvd.
• The Blind Rabbit, 901 King St.
Food- and drink-related businesses filed names recently with the state Division of Corporations under the Fictitious Name Law to operate:
• Thai Orchid Restaurant, by Amerilaos Inc., 12620 Beach Blvd., No. 4. Khamla Phengchanh is president and vice president and Khamsone Phengchanh is secretary and treasurer of Amerilaos.
• Wild Hogs BBQ and Catering, by Mark Hunter Andrews, 6315 Smallwood Road.
• A and R’s Out of Bounds Café, by Robert O. Martin and Alan R. Russell, 3627 University Blvd., No. 125.
• Antonia’s Gelato & Caffe, 10218 Southern Glen Court, by Antonia DeLuca Enterprises LLC.
• Custom Catering, by Susan Faye Martin, 1918 Stanford Road N.
• Duval Distillery, by Daniel Patrick Smith, 130 Fifth Ave. N., No. 201.
• Green Man Gourmet, 3543 St. Johns Ave., by Cloves N. Berries LLC. Martha Smith and James Smith of Middleburg are managers of Cloves N Berries LLC.
• Sweets by Mae, by Willie May Murphy, 11551 Summer Haven Blvd. N.
• NY Pizza, by Dharma Team Inc., 9501 Arlington Expressway, No. FC-4. Anita Bali is president and Rishi Bali is vice president of Dharma Team.
• Hooters of Jacksonville, 8038 San Jose Blvd.; Hooters of Orange Park, 1740 Wells Road, Orange Park; Hooters of Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Drive, No. 103; and Hooters of Jacksonville Southside, 4521 Southside Blvd.; by HOA Restaurant Holder LLC of Atlanta. Principal address is Hooters of America LLC of Atlanta. Terrance Marks, Matthew Wickesberg and Claudia Levitas are managers of HOA Restaurant.
• Brass Tacks Coffee Co., by Spring Park Coffee LLC, 328 Ferris St., Green Cove Springs. Steven R. Kelley is manager, president and treasurer and Steven R. Geuther is vice president and secretary of Spring Park Coffee LLC.
Licensed to serve
Duval County Tax Collector Michael Corrigan issued business licenses for:
• Stars Caribbean Restaurant LLC, to Nardalee N. Johnson, 1268 Edgewood Ave. W. and 11901 Blanding Blvd.