Urban Construction Update - December 2013

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Major construction projects have returned to the landscape of Jacksonville's urban core. Find out where (and more) as we take a brief look at the status of various developments under construction in and around Downtown Jacksonville during the month of December.


20. 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/

21. Corner Taco

Corner Taco will be the latest local food truck to open a brick-and-mortar space. Corner Taco has signed a 10-year lease to occupy the Gina's Deli space at 818 Post Street in Five Points. The new venue is anticipated to open in early 2014.

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

22. 1034 Park Street

The former Caribbean Connections space at 1034 Park Street is in the process of being converted into a bar.

23. Firehouse Subs

Firehouse Subs will be opening soon at 1620 Oak Street. The space was previously occupied by Five Guys Burgers and Fries.

24. Hawkers Asian Street Fare

Orlando-based Hawkers Asian Street Fare plans to open their second location in Five Points in early 2014. Hawkers will be taking over storefronts once occupied by Downtown Divas and a jewelry store. When complete, the restaurant will feature an outdoor dining area near the intersection of Park and Post Streets.

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

25. Five Points Village Shopping Center

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

26. 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

27. Silver Cow

The Silver Cow will be grazing soon at 1506 King Street. The watering hole will feature fine wine, craft beers and ruminations.

For more information: http://silvercowjax.com/

28. 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

29. 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

30. TAPS Bar & Grill

TAPS Bar & Grill plans to open a new location on the corner of Park and Dancy Streets in Avondale. According to the Florida Times-Union, Taps offers more than 50 beers on tap, including brews from Intuition Ale Works, Green Room Brewing and Bold City Brewery, plus a rotating selection of beers as well.

From the kitchen, Taps offers a large selection of salads, sandwiches, burgers, tacos and entrees, ranging from Southern Style Fried Chicken to Bourbon Street Jambalaya to a 12-ounce Prime Rib.

For more information: http://mayportmirror.jacksonville.com/opinion/blog/423471/gary-mills/2013-09-18/upon-closing-avondale-bar-wont-stay-empty-long-owner-says

31. Lydia Street Residential Infill Development

Attracted by the revitalization of the Park & King District, Springfield Builders are in the process of constructing 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

32. Mellow Mushroom

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

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

33. Pulp Juice Bar

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

34. Corrado's Bakery N' Bistro

Corrado's Bakery N' Bistro will be opening soon at 813 Lomax Street.


35. 1171 Edgewood Avenue

A group of investors led by Pine Street/RPS LLC recently acquired 1171 Edgewood Avenue in Murray Hill's First Block. Plans call for several businesses to move into the vacant building.

The largest tenant, 1171 Grill, said to be "an American grill restaurant with a good beer selection," is now open.  1171 Grill also offers gluten-free and vegan options. In addition, Riverside's popular Bold Bean Coffee plans to open a 1,400 square foot roasting facility in the building, which will include a small storefront space for weekly cuppings, special events and specialty retail. A third space is proposed to become a 1,700 square foot restaurant.

For more information: http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2013/08/28/restaurant-coffee-group-coming-to.html

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