Bono’s Pit Bar-B-Q Rebuilding Near St. Johns Town Center

Bono’s Pit Bar-B-Q will be building again near St. Johns Town Center.

WJCT News partner the Jacksonville Daily Record reported that Bono’s President Josh Martino said he hopes to open it in late August or early September.

The city issued a permit April 12 for Jacksonville-based Bono’s to build a 3,000-square-foot restaurant on 1.03 acres at 10065 Skinner Lake Drive at a construction cost of $1 million.

Kaneco Construction of Jacksonville is the contractor. Design Cooperative LLC is the architect. 

The previous store, with 3,900 square feet of interior space, was damaged by fire in March 2020 and then demolished.

“This has been a long time coming,” Martino said.

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