Mayo Clinic can start construction for build-out of the Mayo Atrium restaurant to be operated by Jacksonville chefs Matthew and David Medure.
The city issued a permit Feb. 26 for Batson-Cook Co. to build-out 8,400-square-feet of space into the restaurant at a cost of $5.2 million in the Southside medical center’s new retail link.
Mayo spokesman Kevin Punsky said Feb. 8 that most of that amount is the restaurant although there are some construction costs outside of it.
Plans show seating for 220 comprising 164 for dining, 24 in a coffee shop and 32 on the exterior patio.
The dining seating comprises 114 in dining areas, 20 in the lounge, 22 in the bar and eight for private dining.
Punksy, interim director of media relations, said Mayo targets a November opening.
RS&H Inc. is the project architect. Larry Wilson of Designmind in Jacksonville is the interior designer.
The restaurant, kitchen space and courtyard are planned on the first floor of a two-story “retail link” connector structure at the 4500 San Pablo Road S. campus.
A year ago, Mayo Clinic announced the Medure brothers will open a 200-seat, 7,000-square-foot upscale-casual restaurant, full-service bar and a coffee shop grab-and-go area that will replace the cafe in the Cannaday Building.
“As the demand grows for healthier cuisines, being able to work on recipes and flavors with Mayo Clinic certainly has its advantages,” Matthew Medure said in the news release.
“Their restaurants are well known for serving some of the finest made-from-scratch culinary offerings in the region. We look forward to providing our patients, visitors and staff with an excellent table-side dining experience,” said Kent Thielen, CEO of Mayo Clinic in Florida, in the release.
The Medures started Matthew’s Restaurant in 1997 in San Marco.
Medure Brothers Culinary Concepts Group comprises Matthew’s, Rue Saint-Marc, Restaurant Medure, M Shack and Midtown Table.
The Medures also offer a packaged fitness meal company called Hipp Fitt Meals.