True Food Kitchen, the Phoenix-based “health-driven, seasonal restaurant,” is renovating the former Mitchell’s Fish Market in St. Johns Town Center.
The city issued a permit Friday for Wolford Retail Builders Inc. of Tampa to renovate the interior and exterior of the restaurant at a project cost of $900,000.
The restaurant, at 5205 Big Island Drive, will comprise 7,540 square feet of inside space at the free-standing restaurant and 1,064 square feet outside.
CEO Christine Barone said in May she expects to open True Food Kitchen by year-end.
• Zaxby’s applied to St. Johns County to build a 3,652-square-foot, 70-seat restaurant on almost an acre at Florida 16 and Harvest Lane, east of Interstate 95.
• Cantina Louie opened its Southside location at 9726 Touchton Road, No. 105, in the Tinseltown area. Cantina Louie is a Jacksonville-based “Mexican Street Food” restaurant. Tinseltown is its fourth location, coming after openings in Atlantic Beach, Fernandina Beach and St. Augustine. Two more are planned in Arlington and Nocatee. The Arlington location is at Monument Road near Interstate 295 and is slated to open in 2019. The Nocatee site, at 10870 U.S. 1 in the Shoppes of St. Johns is expected to open in August.
• The former Outback Steakhouse space in the Regency Park Shopping Center could become Mr. Crab, A seafood restaurant. Victor McNair applied for a Certificate of Use to open Mr. Crab in the space at 9400 Atlantic Blvd. The certificate states a seating capacity of 240 in the 6,200-square-foot space. Bloomin’ Brands closed the Outback Steakhouse in Regency Park in late 2016.