The area’s second Scramblers is preparing to build-out in Lakewood South.
The city issued a permit April 17 for Skyling Construction to remodel 4,064 square feet of space at 1500 University Blvd. W. at a project cost of $642,000.
Scramblers opened its first Jacksonville location Feb. 6 at 9940 Old Baymeadows Road in Deerwood Village Mall.
At Lakewood South, a Sleiman Enterprises site plan shows Scramblers restaurant will lease the former Starbucks and bagel shop space in the front corner of the property at University and San Jose boulevards.
Scramblers Director of Franchising Kelly Buerk said in June the Toledo, Ohio-based company is committed to open five Jacksonville-area restaurants.
The breakfast and lunch restaurant will open its first two Jacksonville locations in Deerwood Village Mall and in Lakewood South. The restaurants are corporate-owned.
“Florida is a dynamite area for a Scramblers,” Buerk said.
Colliers Senior Associate Jason K. Hinson represents Scramblers in the area.
He said after the first two open, Scramblers will look for more sites, including in Duval and St. Johns counties.
Scramblers has 27 locations in Ohio, Michigan and Jacksonville. It is franchising to expand.
It operates 6:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. daily. The menu includes breakfast and lunch, including omelets, egg dishes, pancakes, sandwiches, salads and more.