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Sugar Factory American Brasserie is heading to its announced opening in The Markets at Town Center near St. Johns Town Center.
On October 17, the city issued permits to Sugar Factory to install two signs at the restaurant being renovated at 4910 Big Island Drive, the former Brio Tuscan Grille.
Taylor Sign & Design Inc. is the contractor for the signs at a project cost of $9,000.
Signs point to Sugar Factory American Brewery at the front and back of the building.
Sugar Factory posts on sugarfactory.com that the Jacksonville location is coming soon. Downtown Markets also includes Sugar Factory in its directory as a “coming soon” on marketsattowncenter.com,
The Markets at Town Center website says:
“SUGAR FACTORY American Brasserie, the self-proclaimed sweetest place on the planet, is known for its celebrities, over-the-top sundaes, candy-colored cocktails and decadent milkshakes. They also offer savory dishes such as pasta, steaks and burgers.
He says the location is across from Nordstrom Rack.
The building is under renovation.
The city issued a permit March 9 to Blue Dolphin Construction LLC to renovate the closed Brio Tuscan Grille for Sugar Factory American Brasserie at a cost of $2.5 million.
Blue Dolphin is based in Cooper City, near Fort Lauderdale.
The city issued an electrical permit May 24 for Benchmark Electric LLC for lights and electrical outlets at a cost of $100,000 to Sugar Factory Jacksonville 88 LLC. A mechanical permit was issued June 17 for $18,600 to replace HVAC diffusers, which disperse duct airflow.
Las Vegas-based Sugar Factory said Oct. 29, 2021, that it plans to open in The Markets at Town Center in late spring 2022, though that timeline has obviously changed.
“Sugar Factory has brought its high-energy dining experience to customers all over Florida – including Miami, Tampa, Orlando and Aventura – so Jacksonville was a natural choice for our next destination,” the company said in a statement sent by email on October 29.
He said he looked forward to providing “a sweet escape for guests of all ages in the Jacksonville community.”
Sugar Factory did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Oct. 18.
The Big Island Drive restaurant was built in 2012 for lease to Brio, which closed in January 2020.
Sugar Factory will lease the 8,535 square foot building, which also includes outdoor spaces.
It said it would have 179 seats in the main dining room, 20 bar stool seats and 107 outdoor patio seats. This totals 306 seats.
“We have already begun transforming the space into our next Sugar Factory location,” the catering company said.
Renderings show an open, bright restaurant with a video wall in the main dining area; a retail candy store to the left of the entrance and a Candy Heart wall to the right; the bar; outdoor dining terrace; and two Instagram flower walls.
Hours will be 11:00 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday; 11am-1am Friday; 10am-1am Saturday and 10am-midnight Sunday.
He did not disclose the terms of the lease.
Sugar Factory did not specify how the people it would hire and urges applicants to visit sugarfactory.com for information.
He said he looks forward to being part of the Jacksonville community and hiring “fun-loving, hard-working employees.”
Sugar Factory is known for its couture lollipops, celebrities and tropical cocktails up to nearly $50.
Sugar Factory’s LinkedIn site says the company has made confections part of popular culture and turned its Couture Pops into a designer accessory, with stars including Britney Spears, Drake, Kim Kardashian, Eva Longoria and others. others photographed with the sparkly lollipops.
The company said that from the moment guests enter Sugar Factory, “they will be immersed in Instagrammable moments.”
It features an Instagram cafe out front; an indoor-outdoor dining room and bar with opening doors to a large outdoor patio with a trellis and lighting; and a large video wall. There will be a wall of flowers and candies.
Plans show the entrance will open into the dining room, with an old fashioned retail store private dining room on the left and the Candy Heart Lounge on the right.
As with Brio, there are outdoor dining and lounge areas. The bar remains a central feature of the rear part of the property.
“I think it’s going to be a super hit,” said Kelly Pulignano, vice president of The Shopping Center Group, in April.
She and Shopping Center Group partner and senior vice president Stephanie McCullough represented the former landlord, Hines, in the lease agreement.
The sugarfactory.com website lists 21 locations in the United States, with three coming soon and several internationally.
Its six locations in Florida are listed as three in Miami and ICON Park in Orlando; the Tampa Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino; and Jacksonville. Of the six, two in Jacksonville and Miami are listed as upcoming.
The Tampa location’s online menu shows appetizers, soups and sides, sandwiches, burgers, pasta, pancakes and waffles, and grilled entrees. There is also a brunch menu.
Prices include a grilled cheese $15, a Caesar salad $14, a club sandwich $19, a signature burger $19, a spaghetti marinara $20, a sesame chicken stir-fry $25, a chicken and waffles $27, a pan-fried salmon $33 and a filet $49.
Sides are $8-$10.
There are also milkshakes starting at $13, sundaes and other desserts.
The “World Famous Sugar Factory King Kong Sundae” is $99 and serves 12 people.
An extensive menu of specialty cocktails online includes $46 drinks, such as a strawberry lemonade smash, a classic watermelon pina colada, and a raspberry watermelon mojito. Non-alcoholic versions are $39.
Sugar Factory also hosts parties, weddings, and other events.
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