A brief look at the status of various projects under construction in and around Downtown Jacksonville during the month of September.
RIVERSIDE/AVONDALE and ST. JOHNS PARK
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. Firehouse Subs
The Five Guys Burgers and Fries location and 1620 Oak Street will close by the end of September. Once this takes place, Firehouse Subs will move forward on their plans to relocate to the space.
16. Pure Barre Riverside
Pure Barre plans to open their second Jacksonville area location in a street level retail space at 1661 Riverside. Pure Barre offers group fitness classes geared toward women and focused on strength and stretching exercises inspired by ballet, yoga and Pilates.
For more information: http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2013/08/16/pure-barre-to-open-fitness-studio-in.html?page=all
17. 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
18. 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.
19. 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
20. 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/
21. 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
22. 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
23. 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
24. 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
25. 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
26. 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.
27. Eagle Eye Care
Eagle Eye Care is constructing a new 5,423 square foot facility at 714 Stockton Street.
28. 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.
1171 Grill, said to be "an American grill restaurant with a good beer selection" will be coming to the 4,400-square-foot restaurant space in the building. 1171 Grill will also offer gluten-free and vegan options. Riverside's popular Bold Bean Coffee also has plans to open a 1,400 square foot roasting facility in the building and 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