Southern Grounds preparing pre-security space at Jacksonville International Airport

The Jacksonville-based company will open a coffee shop, restaurant, bakery and bar.

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Southern Grounds Coffee is building-out in the pre-security area at Jacksonville International Airport.

The city issued a permit Dec. 22 for Auld & White Constructors LLC to renovate almost 2,000 square feet of space at a project cost of $300,000.

C&S Companies of Orlando is the architect.

It is Jacksonville-based Southern Grounds’ second location at the airport. It opened Feb. 16 in Concourse A post-security.

Southern Grounds owner Mark Janasik is developing the shops in a partnership and licensing agreement with HMSHost and with the Jacksonville Aviation Authority.

The pre-security space that is being renovated previously was occupied by Starbucks, Made in JAX and parts of the airport gallery. Starbucks has two locations post-security.

The new Southern Grounds will be double the size of its Concourse A shop.

Southern Grounds will offer food, a full-service bar and its blueberry bakery to provide gourmet pastries and desserts.

The space, totaling about 2,400 square feet, includes diner seating. Plans show 45 seats.