Two major national chains are on their way to a new development in the Brooklyn neighborhood, according to the Jacksonville Business Journal.
Chipotle Mexican Grill and Panera Bread have signed leases at the Brooklyn Place retail center under development by The Ferber Co. along Riverside Avenue, according to two sources who are familiar with the project.
The 12,000-square-foot development where the restaurants will go sits on a plot of land that lies to the east of Burrito Gallery and is surrounded by a circular roadway; that circle will be demolished as part of the project.
The developers plan to have Panera Bread occupy the largest space in the development — a 4,400-square-foot standalone building at 10 Riverside Ave. — while Chipotle will take over 2,500 square feet in a 7,000-square-foot building at 50 Riverside Ave., near Burrito Gallery, according to one of the sources.
Building permits for the two-building project are under city review. For more on the project and how much it will cost, check out the Jacksonville Business Journal.