Shipley Do-Nuts appears to be joining the retail lineup at Tamaya Market, where Sprouts Farmers Market will open April 29.
The Houston-based franchised chain sells iced and filled doughnuts; cinnamon, ice nut, apple cinnamon, and cream cheese rolls; and other pastries, such as apple fritters. It also sells kolaches, and drinks like coffee, milk and juices.
Pastries are made fresh daily.
Kolaches are warm soft bread filled with ham and cheese; sausage and cheese; sausage; sausage, cheese and jalapeno; and pulled pork, according an online menu.
The city issued five sign permits April 21 for Shipley Do-Nuts at 12667 Beach Blvd., No. 101, in Tamaya Market at northeast Beach and Kernan boulevards. The tagline is “make life delicious.”
A representative in Houston said she would refer questions to the Jacksonville franchise owner, who did not call as of the afternoon of April 22.
Shipley Do-Nuts started in 1936 when Lawrence Shipley Sr. created a gourmet recipe for doughnuts and sold the wholesale.
He started retail sales in the mid-1940s and his wife, Lillie, and son, Lawrence Jr., stayed at the shop to make the products while he ran routes.
Shipley Jr. took over the business and expanded to more than 190 stores in six states – Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas. It has expanded since.
The closest Shipley to Jacksonville is in Bradenton.
The plain glazed doughnut remains the best-seller of Shipleys’ more than 60 varieties. The gourmet products are made daily.
Shipley sells franchises – and the dough mix to them.
Tamaya Market is a 75,000-square-foot shopping center. In addition to the grocery store and adjacent shops on each side totaling about 54,000 square feet, another 21,000 square feet is being developed among the three outparcels.
At least three more businesses intend to open there.
Regal Nail Salon will lease in the shops and First Florida Credit Union and Heartland Dental will occupy buildings on outparcels.