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Beaches Construction Update: February 2012
« on: February 29, 2012, 06:19:13 AM »
Beaches Construction Update: February 2012



Here's a look at new businesses, closings, and renovations this month in the Jacksonville - Neptune - Atlantic Beaches area.

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Re: Beaches Construction Update: February 2012
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2012, 08:44:37 AM »
While 3rd Street will always be hell, (kind of like Roosevelt on the Westside), I really like how things are shaping up out at the beaches.
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Re: Beaches Construction Update: February 2012
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2012, 09:23:32 AM »
I missed that longtime Paco's Mexican Grill on the busy 1st St. strip in Jax Beach is closed and under new ownership. It's now "Off The Hook", a seafood shack place. Unfortunately, the construction fiasco ^^^ hinders getting close for a photo and I can imagine will wean off customers for the time being... However, I do think 1st St. will really help shape up the appearance of the central "heart" of Jax Beach.

There's some interesting construction going on in Neptune Beach right along 3rd St., in the form of "The Corner Lots." I'll try to get a picture.

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Re: Beaches Construction Update: February 2012
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2012, 09:37:26 AM »
They did a really nice job with the new Metro Diner.

It looks especially nice at night.

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Re: Beaches Construction Update: February 2012
« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2012, 09:46:48 AM »
They did a really nice job with the new Metro Diner.

It looks especially nice at night.

Anyone been yet? Wondering how close it is to the original on Hendricks.
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Re: Beaches Construction Update: February 2012
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2012, 10:03:12 AM »
The old Caribee spot has so much potential. Glad to see some experienced restaurant owners are doing something with it.

Overall, I am happy to see so many new businesses at the beaches.

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Re: Beaches Construction Update: February 2012
« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2012, 10:39:48 AM »
The old Caribee spot has so much potential. Glad to see some experienced restaurant owners are doing something with it.

I installed a ring and hook game in my house over the weekend just to help with my withdrawals. 

I really like some of the stuff going in at the beach.  Even though I'll never put a salt life sticker on my car, they are a great business to have putting a headquarters at the beach.  I see them being very successful in the long run and a longstanding supporter of our local beach community.

From the looks of it 3 new seafood places are going in??  I say bring 'em on!!  The more the merrier.  The Jacksonville Beaches should capitalize on what is already a fishing and seafood rich community in order to build a bigger brand to identify with Jax.  Maine Lobster? Why not Mayport Shrimp?? 

Sarah, is that a cell phone pic of the cigar bar??  Nice job!!  Keep up the good work!

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Re: Beaches Construction Update: February 2012
« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2012, 11:23:58 AM »
They did a really nice job with the new Metro Diner.

It looks especially nice at night.

Anyone been yet? Wondering how close it is to the original on Hendricks.

My wife and I decided to check it out last Sunday morning. We decided to wait until 1:30 to beat the church rush. I called first, just to see what the wait was. Two and a half hours. Went to the Beach Diner instead :D

I've heard they tried to make it nearly identical to the original location.

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Re: Beaches Construction Update: February 2012
« Reply #8 on: February 29, 2012, 03:05:07 PM »


Sarah, is that a cell phone pic of the cigar bar??  Nice job!!  Keep up the good work!

Haha no, it's actually not! Just got that one a moment after the sun went down, attempted to lighten it on the computer  ::)

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Re: Beaches Construction Update: February 2012
« Reply #9 on: February 29, 2012, 04:05:22 PM »
Nice update the beach is looking pretty good.
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Re: Beaches Construction Update: February 2012
« Reply #10 on: February 29, 2012, 05:27:43 PM »
Caribee key is a prime spot for something nice. I hope they keep the roof top bar.

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Re: Beaches Construction Update: February 2012
« Reply #11 on: February 29, 2012, 09:02:14 PM »

The more the merrier.  The Jacksonville Beaches should capitalize on what is already a fishing and seafood rich community in order to build a bigger brand to identify with Jax.  Maine Lobster? Why not Mayport Shrimp?? 


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That would be awesome! Why doesn't anyone try to capitalize!!?? It would definitely become well-known!

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Re: Beaches Construction Update: February 2012
« Reply #12 on: February 29, 2012, 10:47:57 PM »
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The Jacksonville Beaches should capitalize on what is already a fishing and seafood rich community in order to build a bigger brand to identify with Jax.  Maine Lobster? Why not Mayport Shrimp?? 

CZ, I think those of us who get to the beach realize we can go to Beaches Seafood or Sliders or Singleton's and get real Mayport shrimp, the issue is that the beaches have changed a LOT since the Cra(b) Pot was in existence. We now have YoBe and Mellow Mushroom as well as an upscale Salt Life Along with Ocean 60, 11 South and others who are looking for that Marker 32 crowd. I love Dwight's on Penman Road when I am there at the beach as well as Taco Lu, but still for good seafood there are plenty of good places to go. Joe's is a nice place, but I don't go there for the Seafood, I do enjoy their snappy one liners though.
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