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Inside the Cowford Chophouse
« on: March 10, 2017, 03:00:04 AM »
Inside the Cowford Chophouse



Built in 1902, the Bostwick Building was one of downtown's Jacksonville's most recognizable vacant historic structures. Here's a look at where things currently stand with the conversion of the building into an upscale restaurant and bar called the Cowford Chophouse.

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Re: Inside the Cowford Chophouse
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2017, 08:25:41 AM »
Looks like a long way to go still. I'm looking forward to this, one of the most exciting projects in the core.
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Re: Inside the Cowford Chophouse
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2017, 10:12:36 AM »
Agreed. This has been a slow road, but glad to see someone step up and do this.

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Re: Inside the Cowford Chophouse
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2017, 10:18:48 PM »
What happened with the exterior wall on the street corner that required replacement?  Did Danis decide it was too damaged to salvage after they took over?

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Re: Inside the Cowford Chophouse
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2017, 10:57:58 PM »
They're putting the bricks back. They had to remove them temporarily as they rebuilt the place

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Re: Inside the Cowford Chophouse
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2017, 08:30:59 PM »
I hope the restaurant does as well as their PR. I'm looking forward to this place but my expectations are tempered because of the location.

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Re: Inside the Cowford Chophouse
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2017, 10:37:51 AM »
Cowford's sign design is on this month's DDRB agenda:

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Re: Inside the Cowford Chophouse
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2017, 10:48:04 AM »
This should look really cool when it lights up at night.

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Re: Inside the Cowford Chophouse
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2017, 11:04:38 AM »
Amen - this will look great. Harbinger (for those that don't know) is owned by Steve Williams, who also owns the buildings that house Hoptinger in Five Points and the new Bread and Board building. Don't know him personally, but he's been awesome for the core in the last few years.
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Re: Inside the Cowford Chophouse
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2017, 10:26:46 PM »
Does anybody know if they have announced an opening date yet? I thought the plan was to open by August.

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Re: Inside the Cowford Chophouse
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2017, 11:15:07 PM »
I've seen a ton of sponsored FB messages announcing their hiring spree. Must be getting close.

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Re: Inside the Cowford Chophouse
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2017, 07:52:47 AM »
The last time I inquired they said they werent ready to take reservations just yet, but I am on the list serve for email updates.

That was a couple of months ago.

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Re: Inside the Cowford Chophouse
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2017, 09:02:28 AM »
Does anybody know if they have announced an opening date yet? I thought the plan was to open by August.

They had the big delay in construction. My guess is it will be around November before it is open. If they are smart, they will try to get it open before FL-GA.

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Re: Inside the Cowford Chophouse
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2017, 03:11:30 PM »
Just saw an article in Daily Record they are having a job fair next week.   Still no opening date mentioned but getting closer it appears.

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Re: Inside the Cowford Chophouse
« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2017, 11:01:04 AM »
On Saturday evening, I grabbed some beers at Bold City and snapped a great photo of their progress. Looks like they are almost there!
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