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Jax Daily Record Friday, Aug. 6, 202112:40 PM EST

The Bread & Board to open Downtown, close Five Points restaurant

The company says it will open on Bay Street Aug. 15.
by: Monty Zickuhr Managing Editor

As The Bread & Board moves toward the opening of its new restaurant in Downtown Jacksonville, it said Aug. 5 it will close its first restaurant in Five Points.

The final day of service at its 1030 Oak St. location will be Aug. 8, the company said in a news release.

The release said the closing is to “concentrate on the growth and greater revitalization of its downtown and Town Center locations.”

“It is a bittersweet feeling to have to announce that we are closing the doors of the location that started it all,” The Bread & Board co-founder Dwayne Beliakoff said in the release. “After pouring over dozens of remodel quotes and countless internal team and partner discussions about the last year’s impact and our future plans and goals, we have made the difficult business decision to not renew our lease at our Five Points location.

“Instead, we are focusing our energies into the larger downtown renewal effort as well as providing an optimal dining experience at our downtown and Town Center locations,” Beliakoff said. “We want to thank our Oak Street friends and landlords Roger and Steve Williams for having the faith to lease their space to some newcomers from the West, and for letting us bring our little Bread & Board idea into being. We hope another delicious café will soon make 1030 Oak Street home.”

While the restaurant is closing its original location, it plans to open at 100 W. Bay St. on Aug. 15.

The company opened its The Bread & Burger and Estrella Cocina concepts at the building in May. They are part of the VyStar Credit Union headquarters campus.

The Bread & Board is at 100 W. Bay St., part of the VyStar Credit Union Downtown campus.

“All staffing will be retained and transferred to our other locations, so we are better able to serve our customers and provide an over-the-top experience at any one of our restaurants,” The Bread & Board co-founder Jonathan Cobbs said in the release. “We are extremely grateful to our Five Points and Riverside family and hope we’ll continue to say hello just a few more miles down the road. When one door closes, several have opened so we’re optimistic and excited for what the future will bring.”

The Bread & Board offers made-to-order sandwiches, sandwich boards, salads and entrees. The Downtown restaurant will have a specialty cocktail menu, a full-service dining option and expanded hours. It also will offer grab-and-go items. 

“With more of the downtown workforce returning to the office this Fall, we are thrilled to welcome them back with even more exciting new dining options along with services and products to meet their needs,” Beliakoff said.

After it opens, The Bread & Board Downtown will be open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

The Bread & Board Provisions, a store offering items from local vendors, also will open along with the restaurant.

The Bread & Board Provisions hours will be 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

 The Bread & Board also said it will expand hours at its Town Center location at 4413 Town Center Parkway next to Publix.

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