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Jax Daily Record Friday, Sep. 14, 201805:20 AM EST

Restaurant notes: Chick-fil-A plans to remodel in Regency, Two Dudes Seafood opens in Riverside

Vale Food Co. to open in Brooklyn Station; V Pizza building in Ponte Vedra Beach

Chick-fil-A wants to renovate its Regency area restaurant as part of a brand-image remodel.

The Atlanta-based chain proposes a $680,000 project to modify the roughly 4,000-square-foot property at 9398 Atlantic Blvd., which was built in 2000.

Chick-fil-A also is renovating its Tinseltown restaurant to include interior and exterior work, including a redesigned dining room, a dual-line kitchen and adding another drive-thru lane.

That site, at 4461 Southside Blvd., will close this fall for four weeks for the project.

A spokeswoman said in May that Chick-fil-A planned to remodel two or three Jacksonville area locations annually for the next five years as part of its long-term reinvestment strategy.


• Two Dudes Seafood Restaurant operators and owners Tom and Jennifer Corsano opened their third location in the former Il Desco space in Riverside. The 2665 Park St. location previously was a drugstore before conversion into Pele’s Wood Fire Grill in 2012 and then the Il Desco Italian restaurant in November 2015. Il Desco closed in January. It is the third Two Dudes location, with the first in Atlantic Beach and the second in Ponte Vedra Beach.

• Lucky’s Market is taking shape in OakLeaf Station in Southwest Jacksonville. The city approved construction of the shell building for the 30,185-square-foot market at 8380 Merchants Way at a cost of $540,530. Target Contractors Inc. is the contractor.

• Vale Food Co. is opening at 90 Riverside Ave. in Brooklyn Station on Riverside. It will lease 1,999 square feet of space next to Burrito Gallery. Vale is a Tallahassee-based healthy fast-casual restaurant that offers meal plans, catering and delivery.

• V Pizza intends to open at 154 Canal Blvd. in Ponte Vedra Beach. St. Johns County issued a permit for construction of a 5,600-square-foot retail building to include V Pizza at a cost of $1.2 million. V Pizza has locations in San Marco, Mandarin, Jacksonville Beach, Fleming Island and Gainesville.

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