First Watch will fill the 4,000-square-foot restaurant space in the Brooklyn Station neighborhood where Corner Street Cafe closed in December, according to Regency Centers.
First Watch is a breakfast and lunch chain that started in Pacific Grove, California, in the 1980s. It has since expanded into 17 states and boasts 105 stores. It’s headquarters is now in Bradenton, Florida. They have reportedly signed a 10-year lease.
The restaurant includes “fresh juice bars,” but the restaurant also offers staple breakfast fare as well as sandwiches.
Franklin Street’s Carrie Smith represented First Watch in negotiations with Regency Centers. The Brooklyn Station location will be First Watch’s fourth in Jacksonville.
“First Watch has become a popular choice for daytime diners in the Jacksonville market with four current locations throughout the city,” said Carrie Smith, managing director of Franklin Street. “The announcement of these new locations nearly doubles its local footprint and brings the popular brand to the neighborhoods of Southside, Bartram Park and Brooklyn, while solidifying the brand’s presence in the Jacksonville region.”