Urban Construction Update - August 2013

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A brief look at the status of various projects under construction in and around Downtown Jacksonville during the month of August.


12. Bold City Brewery Expansion

Riverside's popular Bold City Brewery is in the process of doubling the size of the their operation. When complete, the five year old brewery will contain 30,000 square feet.

Fortunately, we’re able to stay in the area we love by expanding into an additional 14,000 square feet directly behind our existing building. All of the brewing, cellaring and packaging operations will be moving into the new building which will give us a total of 30,000 square feet, which is a lot of room for additional tanks and packaging equipment to be setup. I’ll pass along more information and updates in the coming weeks.

For more information: http://beerpulse.com/2013/03/bold-city-brewery-to-expand-into-30k-square-foot-facility/

13. Cummer Museum

The restoration of Olmstead Gardens and a major parking/landscaping enhancement project continues. The project includes expanding the museum's cafe to include outdoor seating along Riverside Avenue.

For more information: http://www.metrojacksonville.com/article/2012-dec-the-cummers-olmsted-garden-restoration-underway

14. Corrado's Bakery Bistro

Signs are still up claiming Corrado's Bakery Bistro will be opening soon at 813 Lomax Street in Five Points.

15. New Leaf Vapor Company

1010 Park Street in Five Points is undergoing a $30,000 build-out for smokeless cigarette store New Leaf.

16. Hawkers Asian Street Fare

Orlando-based Hawkers Asian Street Fare is planning to open their second location in Five Points by the fall. Hawkers will be taking over storefronts once occupied by Downtown Divas and a jewelry store.

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/hawkersstreetfare

17. Five Points Village Shopping Center

The reconstruction of the fire damaged Five Points Village shopping center at 1012 Margaret St is now underway. When complete, the strip center will consist of 17,287-square-foot retail building on 1.29 acres between Forest and Post streets. Retail Properties Inc. is the developer. Peter Sleiman is the president of Retail Properties.

18. Sun Ray Cinema Expansion

Five Points' Sun Ray Cinema is taking over a former gift shop space, just north of their main Park Street entrance, and adding small 45 seat second screen. A preliminary rendering of the expansion is shown below.

For more information: http://jacksonville.com/entertainment/movies/2013-08-15/story/riversides-eclectic-sun-ray-cinema-expand-second-auditorium

19. Motion Sweets Catering Company

Specializing in pies, cakes, cookies and cupcakes, Motion Sweets Catering Company will be opening at 1020 Park Street.

For more information: http://www.motionsweets.com/

20. 7-Eleven Five Points

Construction on a new 2,532-square-foot 7-Eleven convenience store is underway at Margaret and Post streets.

For more information: http://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/showstory.php?Story_id=539686

21. Goozlepipe & Guttyworks

Construction continues on King Street's Goozlepipe and Guttyworks.  The estimated value of the project is $1.5 million. Located at 914 King Street, Goozlepipe and Guttyworks will be a Steampunk-themed restaurant and bar.

For more information: http://jacksonville.com/node/559379

22. Cafe Freda

Brian Freda, a apprentice of Guy LeRoy, the old partner of Wolfgang Puck who operated L'Orient and Cafe on the Square here in Jacksonville, is in the process of opening Cafe Freda. The restaurant, which will specialize in "international comfort food" will be located at 2782 Park Street.

23. Lydia Street Residential Infill Development

Attracted by the revitalization of the Park & King District, Springfield Builders plans to construct seven single family homes on a two acre lot on Lydia Street.

For more information: http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2013/05/31/infill-housing-development-under-way.html

24. Mellow Mushroom

The construction of a new Mellow Mushroom restaurant, at 3601 St. Johns Avenue in Avondale is underway.

For more information: http://jacksonville.com/entertainment/food-and-dining/2013-06-28/story/dining-notes-construction-nears-mellow-mushroom

25. Pulp Juice Bar

Pulp Juice Bar's long awaited second location on Avondale's St. Johns Avenue is finally moving forward. Building permits were issued in late January.

26. Eagle Eye Care

Eagle Eye Care is constructing a new 5,423 square foot facility at 714 Stockton Street.

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