A brief look at the status of various projects under construction in and around Downtown Jacksonville during the month of May 2012.
Duval County Courthouse
Streetscaping continues as the anticipated May 2012 opening approaches.
If one-laning Duval Street is considered feasible by COJ Public Works, it should be suitable for a number of downtown streets. In addition, why not add bicycle lanes to the extra space gained by eliminating vehicular lanes?
Court Yard Cafe
Tenant buildout of the the Court Yard Cafe is now underway in the Courthouse parking garage at Adams and Pearl Streets.
7-Eleven - Julia & Forsyth
Interior buildout continues at the BB&T parking garage.
7-Eleven - Union & Main
Vertical construction is underway.
Nature's Table at Everbank Center (second floor)
Nature's Table Cafe will operate and manage the refurbished restaurant and cafe space on the second floor of Everbank Center. The $1 million project is projected to open in September 2012. According to Dick Larsen, President and Founder of the 75-restaurant chain, "In over 35 years of doing business, I have never been more exicited about a project than this one with Everbank Center."
Live music venue Underbelly will be opening at 113 East Bay Street on May 24, 2012.
Sweet Lady Blue
Work continues on Sweet Lady Blue, a southern and soul food restaurant that will occupy the former Cafe 331 space.