St Nick Murray Hill Construction March 2012 News4Jax

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A brief look at the new projects, businesses, developments and construction in and around Murray Hill and St. Nicholas during the month of March 2012. Catch up on the status of new projects and have a first hand sneak peek as the develop forward!


Hamburger Mary's

Hamburger Mary's third Florida location will open soon at 333-1 Beach Boulevard in St. Nicholas Town Center.  

Hamburger Mary's is the famous gay friendly burger joint from San Francisco.  Created in 1972 (the same year that Liza Minnelli won an Oscar for her performance in 'Cabaret' and witnessed the technology breakthrough of Atari’s “PONG,”) in the SOMA (South of Market Street) District of San Francisco. For the past forty years they've been billed as an “open-air bar and grille for open-minded people.”

The original Hamburger Mary’s in San Francisco is no longer open, and other locations have opened and closed (and some even reopened again) over the years--from Hawaii to Tampa-- but the franchise steadily grew. New owners bought out the concept in 2007, and they stabilized and expanded the franchise to more than ten locations across the US. Starting with mild mannered drag performances and regular shows, its not hard to understand why people identify Hamburger Mary’s with friendly service and an overall flamboyant dining experience. It is also the only national franchise that caters directly to a glbt friendly market.

From cleverly mismatched dinnerware to big colorful interiors, today’s Hamburger Mary’s is much like the original San Francisco location.  and Jacksonville's location will be no exception.  Check out the pink panther color scheme of the building:

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Meanwhile in Murray Hill a quiet revolution is taking place as yet more small businesses and newly renovated retail space opens in the long developing historic district.  Keep an eye on the updates for this area as it will begin cooking soon enough.  With the change in management at the Murray Hill Theatre (and improvements soon to come), and the buzz buzz being created by a reinvigorated Murray Hill Preservation Group, expects a lot more development to be announced in the area over the next year.

Hollywood Nails

Hollywood Nails has opened at 1200 Edgewood Avenue S. For more information:

Yoga Zensation

Yoga Zensation has opened at 1188 Edgewood Avenue S.  For more information:

Edgewood Avenue South @ Antisdale Street

10 New Storefronts will soon be ready for leasing within weeks along the commercial district on Edgewood.

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



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Update by Ennis Davis