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Bostwick Building to be Renamed the Cowford Chophouse
« on: November 21, 2014, 12:00:02 AM »
Bostwick Building to be Renamed the Cowford Chophouse



Transformation is one step closer to reality for one of Downtown Jacksonville’s most iconic buildings.  The Bostwick Building has been a signature part of Downtown for 110 years, but now sits vacant.

Read More: http://www.metrojacksonville.com/article/2014-nov-bostwick-building-to-be-renamed-the-cowford-chophouse

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Re: Bostwick Building to be Renamed the Cowford Chophouse
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2014, 12:34:32 AM »
That logo is still terrible...

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Re: Bostwick Building to be Renamed the Cowford Chophouse
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2014, 07:01:50 AM »
That logo is still terrible...

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Re: Bostwick Building to be Renamed the Cowford Chophouse
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2014, 10:51:12 AM »
That logo is still terrible...

Agreed.  that same statement left my mouth when looking at the image before reading the article.

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Re: Bostwick Building to be Renamed the Cowford Chophouse
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2014, 12:46:38 PM »
I like it.

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Re: Bostwick Building to be Renamed the Cowford Chophouse
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2014, 01:25:25 PM »
It's a very strange logo. Cowfish yummy
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Re: Bostwick Building to be Renamed the Cowford Chophouse
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2014, 01:43:57 PM »
Yeah, I actually quite like the logo too.

It's quirky.

Looking at the render though, I really hope they do something a lot more striking with signage to make the building stand out:



Lit signage really makes buildings like this pop at night:



You could also do something on the corner of the building or street corner as well:






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Re: Bostwick Building to be Renamed the Cowford Chophouse
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2014, 01:58:31 PM »
yes...it needs some iconic signage, something downtown Jacksonville severely lacks.

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Re: Bostwick Building to be Renamed the Cowford Chophouse
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2014, 02:04:54 PM »
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Re: Bostwick Building to be Renamed the Cowford Chophouse
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2015, 10:15:16 AM »
yes...it needs some iconic signage, something downtown Jacksonville severely lacks.

I think that is because of the sign ordinance that went into effect in the 80's, that prohibits the really cool signs you see in the old photos.

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Re: Bostwick Building to be Renamed the Cowford Chophouse
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2015, 11:03:08 AM »
yes...it needs some iconic signage, something downtown Jacksonville severely lacks.

I think that is because of the sign ordinance that went into effect in the 80's, that prohibits the really cool signs you see in the old photos.

Yes, the downtown core, at least, should be exempted from the sign ordinance.
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Re: Bostwick Building to be Renamed the Cowford Chophouse
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2015, 06:52:03 AM »
Noticed a Public Notice posted on the building when walking by this weekend.  Looked to be regarding the approval of the rooftop and exterior modifications, an HPC meeting probably.  Good to see things still moving forward. 

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Re: Bostwick Building to be Renamed the Cowford Chophouse
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2015, 10:23:57 AM »
Anyone catch the Cowford Chop House commercial during Monday Night Football last night? Well done.

Also, looks like he's investing in the neighboring properties too...

http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/blog/morning-edition/2015/10/forking-amazings-jacques-klempf-buys-up-bay-street.html?ana=fbk

As field mentioned before, Forge 3D Printing is moving from their current space in this building, but staying Downtown.





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Re: Bostwick Building to be Renamed the Cowford Chophouse
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2015, 09:22:05 PM »
Pretty certain Klempf also bought the remaining ground floor space at Churchwell Lofts, the vacant space next to Olio. Not sure what the plan is for that venue, but it is a very nice space.


IMO the logo blows.
« Last Edit: October 27, 2015, 09:23:48 PM by MusicMan »

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