This project includes the build out of a full-service restaurant and market space operation. This property is the northernmost of the two buildings acquired by VyStar in 2019 at the intersection of Bay Street and Laura Street to serve as its headquarters location. The property has undergone extensive renovation and the location of this restaurant in the ground floor facing this highly trafficked intersection is an integral component to the VyStar commitment to bring activity into the downtown corridor for the benefit of downtown workers, residents and visitors.
This project is a recipient of the DIA’s Food and Beverage Retail Enhancement Program. Learn more about the program here: http://dia.coj.net/FAB-REP
The restaurant will offer a variety of service levels ranging from grab-and-go freshly prepared items, and bakery items prepared on premises, to counter service for quick serve options, along with “waiter service in the dining room and bar area full time at this location, with bussers and bartenders with counter service / pick-up only.” The hours of operation proposed will start at 7:00 AM each weekday as well as 10:00 on Saturday and Sunday, continuing through 10:00 PM six days per week and 9:00 PM on Sunday evenings. These hours satisfy and surpass the opening requirements as found in the FAB-REP guidelines.
Total seating is designed for 150 patrons. A unique feature relevant to the goals of the FAB-REP for street-front activation is the corner space directly facing the intersection of Bay and Laura Streets which will feature large windows that open completely creating an indoor