May 15, 2019
Brighton Collectibles and Brooks Brothers will be shrinking at Jacksonville International Airport to make way for a yet-to-be-decided fast-casual restaurant.
Brighton sells women's handbags, jewelry and accessories. Brooks Brothers sells clothing.
The stores are to the right after passengers pass through security.
Jeff Taylor, senior properties administrator for the Jacksonville Aviation Authority, said Tuesday the move is in response to passenger behavior. He said they are seeking more food options and spend less time visiting retail stores.
“People are on their phones and shopping online,” he said.
Taylor said the project is out for bid and will be selected in the summer.
The change will increase the number of food locations beyond the security checkpoint from 11 to 13.
Taylor said those restaurants are more popular than those in the terminal.
Taylor also said another food-coffee area will be added near Gate A4.
by: Monty Zickuhr Managing Editor