Six more craft breweries headed to Jacksonville

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Think again if you thought the number of craft breweries operating in Jacksonville had reached its saturation point. Here's six more craft breweries preparing to come online soon.

Fishweir Brewing Company
1183 Edgewood Avenue

Broc and Stacey Flores are preparing to open the Fishweir Brewing Company in the former Fat Cats building in Murray Hill. Located in Murray Hill's First Block, the 6,000 square foot brewery will be the area's first to primarily focus on sours.

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Keen Brewing Company
2100 Dennis Street

Joaquin "Joe" and Maryn Baez and friend Andrew Parks are in the process of seeking zoning approval to open a new craft brewery and taproom at 2100 Dennis Street in the Rail Yard District. The Keen Brewing Company will be located in a 20,000 square foot building once used by the Ronco Machine Inc. to make cardboard cores for toilet paper rolls.

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Legacy Ale Works
14965 Old St. Augustine Road

Matt and Liz Jacobs plan to open a new brewery called Legacy Ale Works at the Shoppes at Durbin Creek Plaza near Bartram Park. The new nano brewery will include a 1,000-square-foot brewing area and 2,300-square-foot taproom.

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Article by Ennis Davis, AICP. Davis is a certified senior planner and graduate of Florida A&M University. He is the author of the award winning books “Reclaiming Jacksonville,” “Cohen Brothers: The Big Store” and “Images of Modern America: Jacksonville.” Davis has served with various organizations committed to improving urban communities, including the American Planning Association and the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation. A 2013 Next City Vanguard, Davis is the co-founder of Metro and — two websites dedicated to promoting fiscally sustainable communities — and Transform Jax, a tactical urbanist group. Contact Ennis at