With a permit issued Sept. 10, the owner of Time Out Sports Grill Mandarin can renovate the former Village Inn into a restaurant and bar at 10140 San Jose Blvd.
The city issued a building permit for Osterer Construction Co. to renovate 4,845 square feet at a cost of $250,000.
The renovations come after City Council upheld a Jacksonville Planning Commission decision approving a zoning waiver and exception for the project, despite neighbor concerns about noise and traffic safety.
Council upheld the decision Aug. 24, denying an appeal by the neighbors in a 12-5 vote.
Restaurant owner Matt Harris plans to renovate the restaurant at San Jose Boulevard and Haley Road. Village Inn closed in 2016.
Harris owns the Time Out Sports Grill at 13799 Beach Blvd.