A brief look at the status of various projects under construction in and around San Marco during the month of March 2012.
San Marco Station
This Hendricks Avenue development will be anchored by a Panera Bread and Boost Mobile.
Aardwolf Brewing Company
Aardwold Brewing Company will be coming to the former South Jacksonville Utilities building on Hendricks Avenue.
San Marco will be the home of the next great brewery to enter the northeast Florida/Jacksonville market. The long-awaited Aardwolf Brewing Company helmed by Michael Payne has signed a lease for a building on Hendricks Blvd. next to the railroad tracks. The building was previously a tile and granite retailer as well as an icehouse. The location is also across the street from the San Marco Station project and Panera Bread Company.http://sprbrewcrew.wordpress.com/2012/03/07/new-brewery-signs-lease-in-san-marco/
Payne is previously responsible for the brewing program at Brewers Pizza in Orange Park. There he established a robust program that has produced favorite brews such Pinglehead Red, Moondance Stout, and Tailhook Brown. He refined his brewing knowledge at the Siebel Institute in Chicago and Doemans Academy in Munich. The Siebel Institute was found in 1872 and is the oldest operating school dedicated to beer brewing science in the United State. Doemans was founded in 1895 by the pharmacist Dr. Albert Doemens as a training center for the brewing industry. Also Paynes resume is a stint at Terrapin Beer Company in Athens, Ga., brewers of exceptional beers like Wake n Bake, Hopsecutioner, and Rye Pale Ale.
A tap room and regional distribution is planned for the brewery when it is up and running. How soon that will be depends on zoning and build out, but Payne already has financing in place so it is just a matter of pushing past those hurdles.
Murphy Anderson Attorneys At Law
Construction on Murphy Anderson's new office on San Marco Boulevard continues. For more information: http://www.murphyandersonlaw.com/
San Marco Boulevard Streetscape
The third phase of the San Marco Boulevard Streetscape project, between Laverne Street and San Marco Square, is underway.
San Marco Square's Take Away Gourmet will be converted into the area's second M Shack.
With M Shack, the Medure brothers known for their fine dining restaurants Matthew's Restaurant in San Marco and Restaurant Medure in Ponte Vedra Beach, plus Take Away Gourmet in San Marco enter the fast-casual arena.http://jacksonville.com/opinion/blog/423471/gary-mills/2011-11-25/burger-joint-m-shack-opens-atlantic-beach
No reservations. No jackets necessary.
Upon entering the restaurant, browse the short menu on three large chalkboards on the opposite wall before ordering at the counter. Like Panera or The Loop, meals are picked up at the counter or delivered to table, depending on how busy the restaurant is.
The 50-seat restaurant is a mix of booths and tables, including a 16-person counter-height table in the restaurant's center, suited for dining with friends or making new ones. Outside seating accommodates an additional 10 people, and a bar (beer and wine) seats another five.
Its contemporary, minimalist design features white tabletops, mint green booth seating, painted concrete block and subway-tiled walls and exposed ductwork.
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