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A Bonita Springs-based flooring company is redeveloping a longtime restaurant space for a second showroom on U.S. 41 within the Naples Design District. 

The Naples building at 670 Ninth St. N. was home to Another Broken Egg Cafe for about five years. Its demolition will make way for a new retail location for Abbey Carpet & Floor. Another Broken Egg permanently closed in mid-2020 in the same space where the Clock family restaurant operated for nearly four decades until closing in 2014. 

The new flooring showroom will complement Abbey’s flagship location, which has operated for nearly 15 years on U.S. 41 in North Naples. The company is in the process of applying for city permits now and hopes to be able to open its new Naples location before the end of the year, said Ted Dlugokienski, chief financial officer of Abbey Carpet Co. Inc. “We’re trying to move along as quickly as possible,” Dlugokienski said. 

The local redevelopment project received its final approval from the Naples Design Review Board on Jan. 28. The new 10,600-square-foot commercial building was designed by Kukk Architecture & Design and its construction will be managed by BCB Homes, both located in Naples. 

Abbey Carpet, doing business as PKG Naples LLC, purchased the 3,175-square-foot former restaurant space on 0.69 acres in August from 670 Tamiami Trail N LLC for $3.685 million. David J. Stevens, CCIM, and Tara L. Stokes of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. 

Based on Bonita Bay Boulevard in Bonita Springs, Abbey Carpet has become one of the nation’s top franchise operations with a network of about 800 independently owned and operated stores. Founded in Sacramento, California, in 1958, Abbey’s headquarters were relocated to Bonita Springs in 1996 by Chairman and CEO Phil Gutierrez, who purchased the company in 1983. Abbey Carpet specializes in products such as carpets, area rugs, ceramic tile, window coverings and hardwood, laminate and vinyl flooring.

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