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Springfield Construction Update March '12 News4Jax

A brief look at the new projects, businesses, developments and construction going on in the historic Springfield District. Catch up on the status of new projects and have a first hand sneak peek as the develop forward!

Published March 25, 2012 in News      10 Comments    Open printer friendly version of this article Print Article



Things are finally beginning to look up a bit for Main Street after a very long dry spell, and the general retail devastation that occurred in the bad years following the Great Crash in 2008.  New boutique grocers, cafes and large institutional expansions at the Veteran's Administration promise to pump life back into the historic district.

Buzz Restaurant

Construction on the Buzz Restaurant at 6th & Main Streets continues.

Julia's Urban Grocery

This building at 5th & Main Streets will be renovated into an organic grocery market.

Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic

Paul Davis Restoration

A new roof has been added to this project since last month's Metro Jacksonville update.

1553 Market Street

This 5,000 square foot former grocery market at 6th & Liberty Street will be renovated for leasing opportunities.

Check out the March 2012 Construction Updates for all of Jacksonville's Urban Districts!



St. Nick and Murray Hill


San Marco


Springfield Chicken

March 30, 2012, 10:31:31 AM
What's going on with the Paul Davis restoration?  I love the building.  What are they planning?

Bill Hoff

April 11, 2012, 09:22:01 PM
They're moving their office/warehouse from Mandarin to this location. Last I heard, a couple months ago,  they hope to be done by the end of Summer.


June 11, 2012, 05:59:58 PM
Julia's Urban Grocery
This building at 5th & Main Streets will be renovated into an organic grocery market

I saw a post today on the Springfield Cruise page that this is not going to happen because of health issues.
Can anyone confirm this?


June 11, 2012, 06:11:01 PM
 Does anyone know what's going on along Longbranch Creek at Main St? Looks like they may be putting in a greenway?


June 11, 2012, 06:52:04 PM
I recently went into 6th and Liberty.  Nice space.  I remember when it was an operational grocery store back in 2000.

I have pics somewhere.

Debbie Thompson

June 18, 2012, 10:49:33 PM
Road King, I just checked the Facebook page and didn't see that. In fact Dan Scanlan asked for info about it to put it on Jacksonville. com, and 26 min ago, was told it would be there tomorrow.   Here's the link to the Facebook page.!/events/296420243765246/


June 18, 2012, 11:59:48 PM
Springfield is on the move!! ..

I love the Paul Davis Building in particular, but all of them are cool . :)

Great Article !!


June 19, 2012, 08:56:31 AM
I saw Bill Cesery a week ago and he said that it was still in the works for the grocery store to move forward, they're just delayed a bit because of health issues.


June 19, 2012, 09:55:34 AM
Good news about the Grocery.  ;D
Debbie, you would have to go back to a post 8 days ago to see the post that I was referring to.

Debbie Thompson

June 19, 2012, 12:56:00 PM
Oops. Sorry.
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