Actuality TV star says Jacksonville restaurant will function star cooks with a “nervous” environment
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Captain Sandy Yawn of Bravo’s “Below Deck Mediterranean” is transforming the historic No. 4 Fire Station on Adams Street into a new restaurant in downtown Jacksonville.
Yawn said she hopes to open Maritime 618 by November 2021.
The name refers to the planned nautical theme for the restaurant at 618 Adams St.
“I bought it for the site. I wasn’t thinking of a restaurant, ”said Yawn.
But now she’s planning a “really cool vibe restaurant” with a nervous feel for younger people.
“I’ll let the locals decide what they want, to be honest, let’s see what they want. That is really the question, what do you want? And I want to make it affordable for everyone, ”said Yawn. “I plan to bring celebrity chefs to the location and I don’t know that every day is a new beginning.”
Yawn said the key to opening a restaurant is flexibility.
“If some things don’t work, I’ll change gears and do something else. It’s like navigating the ocean. If it’s too windy and rough that way, I’ll change course, ”said Yawn. “I’ll do that with the restaurant.”
Yawn said she was inspired to see Jaguar’s owner Shad Khan’s 30-meter yacht at anchor nearby.
“When I saw Kismet sitting there I said,” I got to see a lot of them because the water is so deep from the entrance to downtown Jacksonville, “said Yawn.” It has a controlling depth of 45 feet. That is unknown And the cool thing is when a hurricane comes, what a shelter. This is an incredible place to protect your ship. “
Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said in a statement on the restaurant’s website:
“We are grateful that you have decided to open ‘Maritime 618’ in our city and wish you every success. We also look forward to working with Captain Sandy on future projects aimed at enhancing development and economic growth in the heart of downtown Jacksonville. “
“There are so many options in downtown Jacksonville from the water that I would love to realize all of these visions and all of these renderings that I see online,” said Yawn.
Yawn said she hoped to have building applications back within a few weeks and that she would start work immediately.
She shared the floor plans on the restaurant’s website.
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