The Jacksonville Landing will demolish the closed Village Bread Café and restore it as marketplace space.
“I have lots of ideas,” said Landing General Manager Janice Lowe. The city is reviewing a permit application to take out the countertops, cabinets, door and other furnishings and equipment at the 2 Independent Drive E. riverfront retail center Downtown.
Lowe said the café’s lease was up. It opened there in 2009 and in recent years closed briefly a few times after health inspections.
Lowe emphasized that neighboring Coastal Cookies would stay put.
Two Village Bread Restaurants remain, one along Philips Highway that will relocate to another Philips Highway location in September, and one along San Jose Boulevard.