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Jax Daily Record Monday, Feb. 8, 202105:50 PM EST

Mayo expects to open Medures’ Atrium restaurant in November

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The Jacksonville-based chefs and brothers will operate the 220-seat dining area, bar and coffee shop.

Mayo Clinic is preparing to start construction this month for build-out of the Mayo Atrium restaurant that will be operated by Jacksonville chefs Matthew and David Medure.

Plans show seating for 220 comprising 164 for dining, 24 in a coffee shop and 32 on the exterior patio.

The dining seating comprises 114 in dining areas, 20 in the lounge, 22 in the bar and eight for private dining.

The city is reviewing a permit application for Batson-Cook Co. to build-out 8,400 square feet for the restaurant at an estimated cost of $5.2 million.

“We are targeting an opening in November,” said Mayo spokesman Kevin Punsky.

Punksy, interim director of media relations, said Feb. 8 he did not have renderings of the restaurant.

RS&H Inc. is the project architect. Larry Wilson of Designmind in Jacksonville is the interior designer.

The restaurant, kitchen space and courtyard are planned on the first floor of a two-story “retail link” building at the Southside campus at 4500 San Pablo Road S. The restaurant will be part of the connector structure that will include about 25,000 square feet of space for retail and other uses.

A year ago, Mayo Clinic announced the Medure brothers will open a 200-seat, 7,000-square-foot upscale-casual restaurant and bar at the medical center’s Southside campus.

Mayo Clinic said the restaurant will include a full-service bar and a coffee shop grab-and-go area that will replace the cafe in the Cannaday Building.

“As the demand grows for healthier cuisines, being able to work on recipes and flavors with Mayo Clinic certainly has its advantages,” Matthew Medure said in the news release.

Mayo said at the time it and the Medures had not decided on a name, type of cuisine or hours of operation.

Mayo said then, which was before the pandemic shutdowns, that the restaurant should open in spring 2021.

“Their restaurants are well known for serving some of the finest made-from-scratch culinary offerings in the region. We look forward to providing our patients, visitors and staff with an excellent table-side dining experience,” said Kent Thielen, CEO of Mayo Clinic in Florida, in the release.

Matthew Medure said previously that his group was working on the restaurant.

“We’ve been designing it for about a year or less,” Medure said Feb. 10, 2020, during a recording for First Coast Success, a feature with First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross on WJCT 89.9-FM.

Medure said the sit-down restaurant will offer a full beverage service and be open both to hospital visitors and the general public.

The Medures started Matthew’s Restaurant in 1997 in San Marco.

Medure Brothers Culinary Concepts Group comprises the original Matthew’s and Rue Saint-Marc, also in San Marco; Restaurant Medure in Ponte Vedra Beach; M Shack in St. Johns Town Center, Atlantic Beach and Nocatee; and Midtown Table along Gate Parkway.

Matthew’s and Restaurant Medure are fine dining. M Shack is a burger joint. Rue Saint-Marc is a French-American neighborhood bistro, and Midtown Table is Italian-inspired.

The Medures also offer a packaged fitness meal company called Hipp Fitt Meals.

The release said Matthew Medure began his career at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead after graduating from the Pennsylvania Institute for the Culinary Arts. Florida Trend magazine named him as one of Florida’s most influential entrepreneurs and he twice was nominated for the James Beard Perrier Jouet “Rising Star Chef of the Year” and was selected for a stage at the three-star Michelin Hotel de Paris, Monte Carlo with Chef Alain Ducasse.
 

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