Two other Java companies — Red Owl Coffee Co. and Biggby Coffee — are planning locations in Jacksonville.
Red Owl Coffee Co.
Red Owl Coffee Co. plans to renovate a car wash at 5720 University Blvd. W. for a drive-through cafe estimated to cost $400,000.
The project manager is the Loring Design Group from St. Petersburg.
The site is off Barnes Road in the Englewood area.
The menu includes beers, signature drinks, lattes, frappes, teas, smoothies, energy drinks and food.
The menu includes bagels, croissants and muffins.
Red Owl Coffee opened its first of six company-owned stores in Valdosta, Georgia in 2016.
Florida development partner Michael Stadnicki emailed Nov. 21 that the Jacksonville site is licensed to D&D Coffee Group owned by Dalton Hart and Dagen Anderson.
It is scheduled to open in late spring.
Stadnicki said six to eight locations are planned at the market.
“We have individual franchisees opening multiple locations,” he said.
Stadnicki helps Florida franchisees open, operate and grow their Red Owl Coffee Co. stores.
Redowlcoffee.com now shows six locations, including three in Valdosta, one in Lake Park, Georgia, one in Tifton, Georgia, and one in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
“Red Owl Coffee Company is expanding both internally and with franchisees from our roots in Valdosta, Georgia,” said Stadnicki.
“We look forward to sharing our coffee and hospitality with the city of Jacksonville and all of Florida.”
Biggby Coffee intends to open in an end unit at 8587 Beach Blvd. at the gates of the promenade. The building is an outbuilding.
The location is in the Grove Park area.
The city is considering construction plans for a 1,557-square-foot Biggby Coffee with a drive-through window in a 6,000-square-foot building that will have more tenants.
The operator is Cowford Coffee Corp., owned by Kevin and Natalie Clark of Jacksonville.
Biggby offers specialty coffees, lattes, teas, shakes, smoothies and limited-time seasonal drinks.
It also has a menu of breakfast sandwiches, waffles, muffins, and other foods.
Blake Hakimian, senior vice president of leasing for lessor Hakimian Holdings Inc., said the annex will house Biggby Coffee, RC-N-Go Hobby Shop and an undisclosed national restaurant group. They could open in the first quarter of 2023.
Biggby area representative Randy Frank said via email the Clarks would “grow the brand in Jax.”
Since its inception in 1995, the franchise has grown to more than 300 locations in 13 states, according to Biggbyfranchising.com.
It is based in East Lansing, Michigan.
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