The proposed King’s Landing development project will include a variety of dining options,
including a free-standing restaurant in the center of the site.
ally spawned the opening of three other locations in Vero,
Tradition in Port St. Lucie and South Hutchinson Island.
The company is owned by longtime Treasure Coast residents
Bonnie Turk, Allison O’Connor, Kelly Greiner and Joel
“Originally Allison and I were educators who wanted a
change,” Turk recalled. “In 2007, we bought a Hurricane
Wings franchise in Jacksonville because there weren’t any
available on the Treasure Coast. Eventually we ran the one
at South Beach Jetty in Fort Pierce for three or four years.
“Allison and I were walking by the old Bagel Girls store
on Second Street one night after being at Sailfish (Brewing
Company). We said what a really cool feeling the place
had. We also really liked the location. We decided to take the
plunge and start a completely new venture.
“We were both born and raised in Fort Pierce, so we’ve
known for some time that it’s going to blow up. We’ve
watched downtown grow so much in the past five years.
Business owners now meet once a month. It’s a very tightknit
group that looks out for each other. We discuss events,
we cohost things. It’s a mix of restaurants and retail stores.
Even the long-established mom and pops, like the Cake
Lady and Varsity Sports, are thriving. It’s so different from
10-15 years ago.
“The Audubon King’s
was described as being
Treasure Coast regional
planners who helped
assess the project for the
city. And I think it really
will be for downtown.”
— Mayor Linda Hudson