Hendricks Avenue: The Next Hot Urban DistrictJanuary 30, 2014 45 comments Print Article
San Marco's Hendricks Avenue continues to emerge as Jacksonville's latest nightlife and dining district. Metro Jacksonville's Major Stephenson provides us with a closer look.
Despite all the press and focus on redeveloping downtown, San Marco's Hendricks Avenue appears to be the next hot urban district. This hidden gem has seen its fair share of development over the years and will continue to do so in the near future.
But really, Hendricks Avenue as the hottest place to be on a Friday night? I remember my first taste of Hendricks Avenue as a young boy when my mother signed me up for tennis lessons at the Southside Tennis Complex. As a freshman at Bishop Kenny High School, walking to San Marco Square for Starbucks or Tropical Smoothie was a common thing. As an adult I have enjoyed numerous frozen margaritas from La Napolera on Hendricks Avenue. Basically, Hendricks Avenue-along with San Marco Square-has seen an aging improvement and development over the years.
Hendricks Avenue is now home to a few varying restaurants and a beer brewery that have recently opened in the past few years:
Hurricane Grill & Wings: Located at 1615 Hendricks Ave.
High Tide Burrito: Located at 1538 Hendricks Ave.
Green Erth Bistro: Located at 1520 Hendricks Ave.
Jersey Mike's Subs: 1615 Hendricks Ave.
Jimmy John's: Located at 1725 Hendricks Ave.