By: Karen Brune Mathis
Canopy Road Cafe appears to be leasing the space next to Huey Magoo’s Chicken Tenders in Mandarin.
The city is reviewing a permit application for an estimated $275,000 build-out for Canopy Road Cafe in part of a 4,000-square-foot building at 10560 Old St. Augustine Road.
Huey Magoo’s opened in about half the building in May 2022.
The site is north of Hartley Road.
Birdbox Ventures LLC, led by Huey Magoo’s franchisee Michael Phillips, paid $915,000 for the almost 1-acre Old St. Augustine Road site in May 2021.
Phillips said he would redevelop the 4,000-square-foot building, a former bank, for two tenants, comprising a Huey Magoo’s drive-thru unit and a retail user.
Canopy Road Cafe will lease the right portion of the building with interior and patio dining.
Phillips said Oct. 16 he leased Canopy Road Cafe in 1,600 square feet next to Huey Magoo’s.
He said construction would start before year-end for an opening in the first quarter.
Canopy Road Cafe has two area restaurants as well as five in Tallahassee and one each in Brandon, Lithia and Inlet Beach.
The two area locations are at 12525 Philips Highway in Jacksonville and at 90 Shops Blvd., No. 10, in Saint Johns.
Canopy Road Cafe serves breakfast and lunch from 6:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. daily.
Menu items include starters, benedicts, pancakes, waffles, omelets, skillets, handhelds, salads, sandwiches, burgers, sides, drinks and more.