Building Permits Issued for New Restaurant on Lomax Street

Building Permits Issued for New Restaurant on Lomax Street
Building permits have been issued and work is underway for the restaurant slated for where the Wells Fargo Bank branch once stood.

A building permit has been issued for a new restaurant coming to the 5 Points District.

Roost Restaurants LLC, the same entity that brought The Local concept to Miramar and Neptune Beach, is planning a new concept, listed as the Lomax Restaurant on the building permit, for the former Wells Fargo bank branch located at 803 Lomax Street.

Issued on Aug. 3, the permit details a two-story building addition for the new restaurant at the cost of just over $2.2 million. Toney Construction Co., Inc. is listed as the contractor on the permit. Permit details for the two-story addition outlined a 6,579-square-foot building that’s just over 30 feet high with an occupancy of 400 people.

According to county records, City Limits LLC purchased the property in October 2020 for $1.25 million. A deed restriction prohibits any financial services business from being rendered on the property by any institution other than the grantor, Wells Fargo, or an affiliated entity.

Restauranteurs and developers Ted Stein and J.C. Demetree, founders of Roost Restaurants, are also planning to build a third location of The Local on Oak Street, where Deluxe Laundry and Dry Cleaners and Deluxe Launderette once stood. Stein and Demetree met with the community in July to discuss the plans for that restaurant, which has been in flux for several years.

By Michele Leivas
Resident Community News

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