Bread & Board renovating space in Five Points

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The city approved a permit Thursday for renovations to the former Richard’s Sandwich Shoppe in Riverside for conversion into The Bread & Board.

FLC Contracting LLC will make the $100,000 renovations to the 2,366-square-foot space at 1030 Oak St. reported Portland bistro owners relocated to open The Bread & Board, expanding the rejuvenation of the Five Points area. It is expected to open in the summer.

It will operate for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch and offer beer and wine. The site described it as a “modern, artisanal sandwich shop” and with other specials.

Developer Steve Williams bought the property and will lease it.

In an interview with, the operators said the architecture will include a patio “dining lawn” and green space where the parking lot had been with an outdoor overhead screening and shade system.

More food notes

• Yogurt Mountain, a Books-A-Million subsidiary, will open at the Mandarin South Shopping Center. The city is reviewing a permit for Hoar Construction to build-out 1,541 square feet of space there at a cost of $165,000. Preferred Growth Properties, also part of Books-A-Million, owns and is redeveloping the center at 11700 San Jose Blvd.

• Firebirds Wood Fired Grill filed plans to build a 7,343-square-foot restaurant in The Strand at Town Center. The restaurant is designed along Town Center Parkway, although its address was not on the plan.

• Texas Roadhouse is preparing to build a 7,163-square-foot restaurant at 4578 Tropea Way in Town Center Promenade. It will be built at a construction cost of $800,000 on 2.5 acres, the permit application shows.

• Newk’s Eatery will build-out space at 4520 Town Center Parkway in Town Center Promenade. The permit application shows a $450,000 renovation of 4,533 square feet.

• Renovations are proposed for the former Daruma Japanese Steakhouse at 12640 Bartram Park Blvd., where La Napolera is expected to lease part of the 9,150-square-foot building. The proposed $250,000 renovation will prepare to divide the building for three tenants — the 3,200-square-foot restaurant space and two smaller retail spaces.

Gate files plans for Brooklyn store

After receiving a demolition permit Dec. 6 to clear the site, Gate Petroleum Co. filed plans last week to develop a convenience store, gas pumps and a car wash at 444 Park St. in Brooklyn.

Gate will build on a 2.12-acre site it bought in September. Prosser Inc. is the civil engineer.

The 6,402-square-foot store will be fronted by 12 fueling positions. The car wash is on the north side of the property.

Gate said previously construction should start in January and be completed by late 2017.

The site was home to Two Doors Down restaurant for six years. The location is just off Interstate 95 in the Brooklyn and Riverside areas.

Circle K plans continue on Southside

Plans for Circle K to build a store at 8837 Beach Blvd., near Southside Boulevard, are continuing through the permitting process.

The city signed off on a mobility fee calculation certificate for the almost 5,000-square-foot gas station and convenience store planned on 2.05 acres. It would include 20 fueling positions.

The mobility fee was calculated at $135,454.

Circle K already operates about 70 locations in greater Jacksonville, and there are more than 130 Circle K stores within 50 miles of the city, according to

Circle K already submitted an application to the St. Johns River Water Management District.

Richard Kingan, real estate development manager, said previously the project could be the first new construction since Circle K bought the Kangaroo Express stores.

Area Kangaroo Express stores have been rebranded as Circle K following last year’s acquisition of The Pantry Inc. by Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Couche-Tard, based in Quebec, integrated The Pantry, which operated Kangaroo Express, into its system.

In Jacksonville, Circle K joins Gate Petroleum, First Coast Energy, RaceTrac Petroleum and Wawa as they add gas stations and convenience stores.

andThat! opens along Southside Boulevard

Christmas Tree Shops andThat! opened a store at 8801-7 Southside Blvd. in Timberlin Village.

The chain features a changing inventory of merchandise, including food, seasonal items, home décor, beer and wine, cleaning supplies, snacks and more.

The 23,000-square-foot store will operate 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-7 p.n. Sunday

The company said “andThat!” was selected as the new moniker for Christmas Tree Shops “because it captures the thoughts of a shopper walking through the aisles of our store … as they think: I want this. And that. And that. andThat!”

Christmas Tree Shops Inc. is based in Union, N.J., and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.

Bed Bath & Beyond owns the almost 124,000-square-foot Timberlin Village shopping center, where it operates a Bed Bath & Beyond and a buybuy Baby.

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