NEW: Here’s what’s replacing Nick’s Tomatoe Pie in Jupiter


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Bolay’s plans to open later this year in Jupiter

Nick’s Tomatoe Pie in Jupiter closed last year

Bolay restaurant, a rapidly expanding fast-casual chain with three locations in Palm Beach County, has signed a lease to open in the spot previously occupied by Nick’s Tomato Pie, the iconic north county eatery on Indiantown Road that closed in August.

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Bolay is expected to open in Sims Creek Plaza later this year, said Alex Karas, the leasing director Janoura Realty & Management.

Nick’s Tomatoe Pie, a tradition for Italian food, was open for about 25 years. The restaurant employed about 60 people. The building with the bright yellow, green and red sign has been vacant since it closed.

Bolay — the 100 percent gluten free restaurant whose slogan is “So Fresh, So Bold” — has locations on Champion Boulevard in Boca Raton, Northlake Boulevard in Palm Beach Gardens, South State Road 7 in Wellington and also in Pembroke Pines.

Another is planned to open in February on Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach, according Hannah Peterson, director of marketing for the West Palm Beach-based company.

Bolay recently signed a lease to open a restaurant in Gainesville and about 10 more are planned by the end of the year, Peterson said.

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Bolay, which also does catering, plans renovations to take up about a third of the former Nick’s 8,000-square-foot restaurant along with outdoor seating. Two other non-food businesses are planned for the rest of the building, she added.

Bolay, which will have a capacity for about 140, expects to employ about 75 people.

The 35,000-square-foot Sims Creek Plaza, which has dog grooming, insurance and hobby shop businesses, is on the north side of Indiantown Road just east of Central Boulevard.

A plan was submitted to the Jupiter town council in 2016 to demolish the current restaurant after Nick’s left and replace it with a Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A restaurant that planned for a building about half the size with inside seating for 96, two drive-thru lanes and no outdoor seating.

The town planning staff responded with a “insufficiency letter” to Chick-fil-A, calling for changes and citing potential traffic issues.

Chick-fil-A withdrew the plan before a town council vote.

The Bolay plan does not require town council approval because the building is being renovated, not demolished. No formal plans have been submitted to the town, but Peterson doesn’t anticipate traffic problems at the Indiantown Road location. Renovation plans will require town staff approval.

“We have locations where there is less parking and more traffic. Traffic will not be a problem,” Peterson said.

Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Kristina Webb contributed to this story.



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