BurgerFi coming; Schlotzsky's closes; Zaxby's comes to Alachua


BurgerFi is the first tenant to sign a lease for the new building to be built at 3518 Archer Road in Butler Plaza, shown in this rendering. (Courtesy of Butler Enterprises)

Published: Monday, June 3, 2013 at 4:24 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, June 3, 2013 at 4:24 p.m.

Schlotzsky's in Magnolia Parke closed May 18 to make way for a credit union.

My Healthcare Federal Credit Union, formerly HCA, bought the building at 4720 NW 39th Ave. in February for $1 million from the Denney Family Limited Partnership, according to the warranty deed.

The credit union will be relocating from 916 NW 66th St. next to North Florida Regional Medical Center.

Schlotzsky's was the building's first tenant when it opened in 1999. The franchisee, Theo Deli Inc., is looking for another location but is having trouble finding the right location for the right price, said Jerry Roberts, director of operations. If they do not open another location, he said another Schlotzsky's franchisee is interested in the Gainesville market.

Five or six employees of the sandwich shop transferred to Gators Dockside, which has owners in common, he said.

BurgerFi

BurgerFi, a growing Delray Beach franchise, was the first tenant to sign on for the new Butler Plaza building at 3518 Archer Road that will replace the former Checkers and Florida Citizens Bank buildings demolished earlier this year.

Butler Enterprises expects to award the construction contract this week to have the building ready for a fall opening, said Kristin Mamula, marketing associate.

Another tenant has signed a lease for the five-suite building but has not yet made an announcement, she said.

BurgerFi has 20 locations with 18 more opening soon, according to its website. The restaurant serves all-natural, grass-fed Angus beef, Kobe beef hot dogs, frozen custards and fresh-cut fries with an array of toppings.

Zaxby's coming to Alachua

Zaxby's is coming to the city of Alachua. The franchisee - Chasing Chicken 2 Inc. of Madison - bought the old Huddle House building on U.S. 441 just west of I-75 and demolished it.

The building last housed the sex shop Adult World. The owner agreed to close the business and drop lawsuits against the city in exchange for $25,000 in 2004. The property has been vacant since then.

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