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Downtown Construction Update: January 2008
« on: January 04, 2008, 04:30:00 AM »
Downtown Construction Update: January 2008



Check up on the status of Downtown Jacksonville's construction projects in the January Downtown Construction update.

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Re: Downtown Construction Update: January 2008
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2008, 05:35:04 AM »
Thanks for the photos and the update. You'd never know that underneath all that great work lies a potential Mayberry. 
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Re: Downtown Construction Update: January 2008
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2008, 07:21:56 AM »
A potential Mayberry? ::) Well, I don't know about all that. I still see a city on the rise! 8)

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Re: Downtown Construction Update: January 2008
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2008, 08:35:26 AM »
Thanks for the photos and the update. You'd never know that underneath all that great work lies a potential Mayberry. 

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Re: Downtown Construction Update: January 2008
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2008, 09:01:00 AM »
Is the "Brick" coffeehouse open?  Where on Adams is it exactly?

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Re: Downtown Construction Update: January 2008
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2008, 09:06:58 AM »
It's located next to the entrance of the Ed Ball Building between Hogan and Julia Streets, however its not open yet.
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Re: Downtown Construction Update: January 2008
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2008, 09:58:47 AM »
I know I shouldn't complain, but don't you think Chamblins could do without the bars, I hate seeing bars in store fronts like that. Too me it makes it look like an unsafe area.  They could have done better than that. On the bright side, glad to see them almost opening (finally).

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Re: Downtown Construction Update: January 2008
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2008, 10:15:54 AM »
I know I shouldn't complain, but don't you think Chamblins could do without the bars, I hate seeing bars in store fronts like that. Too me it makes it look like an unsafe area.  They could have done better than that. On the bright side, glad to see them almost opening (finally).

Unfortunately, one has to ask themselves which is less costly, the perception others may have by looking at burglar bars & therefore not entering the establishment, or having to replace windows and inventory every other day because of robberies.  Something tells me the bars are a safe bet.

Btw, I have some info too...will have to see if I have pics so I can post them for you, but City Cycle is moving out of 5 points (they are currently next to the renovated theatre) and setting up shop in the more recently renovated area of King and Park.  They have taken over the old Fig Leaf location across from European Street that went out of business as of 12/31/07.  Demolition is going on now on the interior and plans are to redo the exterior as well.
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Re: Downtown Construction Update: January 2008
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2008, 12:24:25 PM »
Interesting info about 5 points.
Does anyone have any update about future tenants? It seems quite a few places have gone but only a few have replaced them.
Thanks for any info.

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Re: Downtown Construction Update: January 2008
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2008, 12:31:49 PM »
Interesting info about 5 points.
Does anyone have any update about future tenants? It seems quite a few places have gone but only a few have replaced them.
Thanks for any info.

I'd like to know too.  I'm over in that area quite frequently and I've watched Urbane come and go, the jewelry shop that has been there for years is leaving, Hypnotique has been sitting there with an empty store and naked manequins forever, and I have no idea when the sushi place is coming back (they took over the space occupied by the optometrist shop).  It's sad really.  It would be cool to see a music store go in.  There is virtually no place to go if you live in the area, to buy/listen to cds, and given the median age in that area I think it would do really well.
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Re: Downtown Construction Update: January 2008
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2008, 12:54:09 PM »
http://www.urbanjacksonville.info/2007/09/01/retail-gets-big-in-springfield/

One of you guys probably writes this, but I found it interesting nonetheless ;)  I didn't hear the rumor about Fans and Stoves.  I wonder what big national chain we can find moving in there if the rumormill is right.

I can, however validate the claim of high-rent in 5-points.  It's not the rent that keeps the new places from staying though, but the fact that there doesn't seem to be any enforcment of contracts by the owner.  Places come and go so quickly because they can.  Things don't work out, they just up and leave with no consequences.  And forget trying to get any of the other tenants to share your concern with bringing business into the area.  There are quite a few of them that really don't seem to care whether or not they make a dime.  Why would you want to open your shop, or keep your shop open, in an environment where the people have such a lackadaisical attitude about everything?

I never thought I'd say this, or even think it, but some of the tenants of 5-points could really learn a thing or two by looking at businesses in downtown and what's happening in Springfield.
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Re: Downtown Construction Update: January 2008
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2008, 12:56:58 PM »
things are moving slow around there

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Re: Downtown Construction Update: January 2008
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2008, 03:01:18 PM »
why oh why would the 20 west developers even say it would be done in november? maybe they meant the windows..in which they are still a month late... ::)
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Re: Downtown Construction Update: January 2008
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2008, 04:04:31 PM »
Please don't shoot the n00b, and please don't think I'm giving any disrespect to the photo-shooters, but I have a question.  What the heck is going on with the City Hall Annex?  Internal rennovations? It seems, to the too-casual observer, like it's just the same level of progress on every one of these monthly updates.
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Re: Downtown Construction Update: January 2008
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2008, 04:09:07 PM »
City Cycle's new location....



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