Once on the streets, these food trucks are finding permanent homes

Lyle Ellerbee
Home Depot colleagues Will Pritchett, from left, Jamaal Brown and Alan Alvarez enjoy each other's company after lunch Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at Carolina Jax in Riverside, Jacksonville. After three years as a 6x12 trailer food truck, the restaurant put down roots June 2020 in the location where the Stuffed Beaver used to reside.

Residence Depot colleagues Will Pritchett, from left, Jamaal Brown and Alan Alvarez love each other’s firm following lunch Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at Carolina Jax in Riverside, Jacksonville. Soon after 3 decades as a 6×12 trailer food stuff truck, the cafe put down roots June 2020 in the location the place the Stuffed Beaver utilised to reside.

Following testing their concepts on the streets, some of Jacksonville’s well-liked foodstuff vehicles are making the leap to brick-and-mortar dining establishments.

Now this yr, two food items vehicles have created that leap. And yet another is in the is effective.

In March, Pie95 Pizza opened at 1510 King St. in Riverside five many years following Evan Eriksen released the wood-fired artisan pizza principle with a foods truck. And in April, K-Bop Jax Korean Kitchen opened at 4320 Deerwood Lakes Parkway on the Southside a little much more than a year immediately after debuting as a Korean barbecue foodstuff truck.

Now, Mr. Potato Spread, which was started by Lakita and Aaron Spann as a catering company in 2014 in advance of launching a food stuff truck in 2016 (and later increasing to two place shopping mall foods courts), is organizing its to start with standalone cafe at River Metropolis Marketplace.

“It really is been a work in development but it can be taking place now … It can be fascinating. It is really frightening. But it is really a good possibility,” Lakita Spann said.

They are aspect of a little, but growing team of Jacksonville-region business people that are taking their concepts from food truck to storefront.

Teresa Stepzinski has far more on the craze, like our list of other truckies who have finished the exact same. (And let us know if we missed any. Electronic mail gmills [@] jacksonville.com.

And speaking of Pie95, Caron Streibich has a overview of the new restaurant.

Cousins Main Lobster, 630 Atlantic Blvd., Suite 14, Neptune Beach has, at least temporarily, closed after slightly more than three years in business.

Cousins Primary Lobster, 630 Atlantic Blvd., Suite 14, Neptune Seaside has, at least briefly, closed soon after a bit more than three several years in small business.

A further cafe closing? Perhaps.

Past 7 days, I shared a list of places to eat that have shut this 12 months.

This week, at the very least here, we’re quickly introducing a different: Cousins Maine Lobster in Neptune Beach.

Even though a write-up pinned to the restaurant’s Fb web site suggests the closing is short-term, the location has been removed from the directory of Cousins Maine Lobster dining places and meals vans on the company’s corporate website.

The franchise proprietor and restaurant company officers could not be reached for comment. Here’s far more from Teresa Stepzinski.

Gemma Fish + Oyster

Gemma Fish + Oyster

This is what is coming to East San Marco challenge

The prolonged-awaited, much-expected Publix-anchored East San Marco task at Hendricks Avenue and Atlantic Boulevard is using shape.

And we’re getting a initial glance at some of the other parts of the job, like Gemma Fish + Oyster, Foxtail Coffee Co. And Crumbl Cookies.

Gemma Fish + Oyste
r is the new upscale relaxed oyster bar and cafe principle (with rooftop seating!) from Chef Mike and Brittany Cooney, the spouse-and-spouse staff driving the common Ember & Iron reside-fire fireplace restaurant that opened a year ago at the Shoppes of St. Johns Parkway in Saint Johns.

Central Florida-dependent Foxtail Coffee Co. also is planning to open up at East San Marco, but not ahead of earning its Northeast Florida debut in Ponte Vedra Seaside in early summer time.

With two stores presently open in Jacksonville and an additional in the functions, popular connoisseur cookie shop Crumbl Cookies is also anticipated to open up at East San Marco later this 12 months.

Additional cafe information down below.

Have a question about a restaurant opening or closing in your neighborhood? Let me know.


Gary Mills

Deputy Managing Editor

The Florida Situations-Union

Electronic mail: [email protected]

Twitter: @garytmills

This report originally appeared on Florida Periods-Union: Jacksonville food vans finding achievement as brick-and-mortars

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