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Springfield’s Bleu Chocolat Cafe Closes Its Doors

Bleu Chocolat Cafe's Facebook page

Springfield’s resurgence has been dealt a setback.

The owners of Bleu Chocolat Cafe announced Friday afternoon on Facebook that the cafe has closed its doors.

The cafe, under the guidance of chef Erika Cline, opened in 2018.

She told WJCT News partner the Jacksonville Daily Record last year that hurricanes Irma and Maria had destroyed her restaurants in Tortola, British Virgin Islands, triggering her decision to return to Jacksonville, where she has friends and family.

Previously she worked as a pastry chef at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, according to the Record.

Bleu Chocolat Cafe had taken over the space at 1602 Walnut St. that was previously occupied by Three Layers Cafe. Bleu Chocolat Cafe was perhaps best known for its bon bons.

Jacksonville’s Historic Springfield neighborhood has seen a host of new businesses open in the past several years, including Main Street local favorites like Hyperion Brewing, 1748 Bakehouse, Crispy’s pizzeria and Strings Sports Brewery.

Bill Bortzfield can be reached at, 904-358-6349 or on Twitter at @BortzInJax.

Bill joined WJCT News in September of 2017 from The Florida Times-Union, where he served in a variety of multimedia journalism positions.