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    Southeast BBQ chain Jim 'N Nicks approved for first location in Santa Rosa County

    By Edward Bunch III, Pensacola News Journal,


    Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Que is developing a new location in Pace following the project’s approval from Santa Rosa County in May.

    This will be the first Jim 'N Nick’s BBQ location in Santa Rosa County. The restaurant's first Escambia County location is already underway with construction on North Davis Highway.

    The incoming restaurant is proposed for development at 4625 U.S. Highway 90 near Davenport Lane, according to its approved set of site plans filed with Santa Rosa County.

    The same set of plans show that the new Jim ‘N Nick’s BBQ will be approximately 5,160 square feet with 86 parking spaces and will be built on a 1.51-acre lot, according to Santa Rosa County.

    Multiple commercial businesses are proposed for development in the same plaza that the barbecue chain was approved for, including Buffalo Wild Wings and Chipotle.

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    What is Jim ‘N Nick’s BBQ?

    Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Que began in an old pizza parlor in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1985 and has expanded to 47 locations operating locations across six states in the Southeast U.S., including Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and both North and South Carolina.

    Jim ‘N Nick’s menu features barbecue and Southern-styled meals from its meats to its corn. Outside of barbecue, Jim ‘N Nick’s also serves salad, banana pudding and Mable’s Homemade Pies.

    Jim ‘N Nick’s closest operating locations are located in Niceville and Foley, Alabama. A previous location on Emerald Coast Parkway in Destin closed approximately four years ago.

    Developers initially applied for this Pace location in February, but had to adjust their plans before presenting the project again to the county in early May. The Pace Jim 'N Nick's project was then approved on May 31.

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