Maple Street Biscuit Company, voted one of the Best New Biscuit Spots in the country by Food & Wine Magazine, will soon be opening their first Gainesville location in the first quarter of 2016. Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group represented Maple Street in this transaction to secure their new location at Butler Plaza. The new Gainesville location represents Maple Street’s eighth opening and is the second location that Front Street has facilitated.

Maple Street was started by Scott Moore and Gus Evans of Jacksonville, Florida. They opened their doors in late 2012 and have lived true to their values of consistent, Southern, comfort food with a modern twist, immaculately clean stores, and gracious service. Their success has been tremendous and has not gone unnoticed. They were featured in Forbes Magazine’s article “Trends Next Year In Food And Nutrition,” listed on USA Today’s “10 Best” list for Best Restaurants, voted in the top 100 restaurants in the nation by Urbanspoon, awarded the Gold Spoon Award for best new restaurant in Florida Trend Magazine, and recently featured on the Food Network’s hit show “Guilty Pleasures” in November of 2015. 

“The demand in our market for new and exciting breakfast concepts is stronger than ever,” said Jason Hurst, associate director of Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group.  He added, “It’s a very rewarding experience to facilitate such great growth of a fantastic company, and to help bring new brands like Maple Street to our community.” Cory Presnick, vice president of Butler Enterprises mentioned “We are extremely excited to be a part of bringing Maple Street Biscuit Company to the Gainesville community. Their focus on high quality, fresh, ingredients along with their strong core values and focus on community will be a proud addition to Butler Plaza and greater Gainesville.” He went on to mention “Maple Street's recent recognition by the Food Network is proof of their strongly growing place in a continuously budding food culture and we hope their success will spur even more local and entrepreneurial groups to bring more authenticity and local flavor to the Gainesville food scene.”

For more information, please contact Nick Banks at or 352.505.3884. 

Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group is a leader in the Central and North Central Florida commercial real estate business.  The company’s mission is to impact its community, clients and industry by doing commercial real estate differently.  Front Street is committed to leadership in the commercial real estate business by offering superior brokerage, commercial mortgage banking and property management solutions to its commercial real estate clients.  For more information please visit

Maple Street Biscuit Company was started by Scott Moore and Gus Evans in Jacksonville, Florida on November 8, 2012 to a community with open arms and hungry tummies. They now have a total of eight locations; one in Tallahassee, four in Jacksonville, one in Chattanooga, TN, and soon to be opening in Gainesville and St. Augustine. Maple Street’s mission is to make a difference and be a part of the community. Maple Street’s key core values are; consistent Southern comfort food with a modern twist, immaculately clean stores, and gracious service. For more information on Maple Street, visit Find and follow Maple Street Biscuit Company on Facebook at

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Virginia MacKoul

Virginia is a graduate from the University of Florida's College of Design Construction and Planning with a degree in Sustainability and the Built Environment, and a minor in Urban Regional Planning. Virginia joined the Front Street team in 2011, as an intern. Upon graduation, Virginia joined the Front Street team full-time as the Director of Client Services. Ms. MacKoul’s addition furthers Front Street’s continued growth and expansion within Gainesville and other North Central Florida markets. She was promoted to Director of Marketing in 2014 and now manages the firm’s team of interns and oversees all marketing and branding activity. Virginia was born in Boston and moved to Lee County, Florida in 1997. Virginia graduated her high school's International Baccalaureate program and started at the University of Florida with a focus on Architecture. Virginia shares Front Street's passion of giving back to the community and those in need. Virginia's hobbies include photography, cooking, football, movies, music, and spending time with her dog, Brinkley.

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