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The HourGlass Pub on Bay to Close
« on: January 09, 2018, 07:54:49 AM »
https://www.facebook.com/TheHourglassPub/  is set to close at the beginning of next month. How unfortunate.
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Re: The HourGlass Pub on Bay to Close
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2018, 12:19:40 PM »
 :'( I did a talk there this fall. Sorry to see this place go.
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Re: The HourGlass Pub on Bay to Close
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2018, 02:25:15 PM »
The Elbow as a nightlife destination is pretty much dead. Dos Gatos and 1904 for some concerts? We need a convention center over there and need to re-make that area.

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Re: The HourGlass Pub on Bay to Close
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2018, 03:08:48 PM »
Hourglass is a great spot! Nothing quite like it downtown. Hate that it's closing.

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Re: The HourGlass Pub on Bay to Close
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2018, 07:47:31 PM »
The Elbow as a nightlife destination is pretty much dead. Dos Gatos and 1904 for some concerts? We need a convention center over there and need to re-make that area.

That would certainly help. Early to mid-week tourists on corporate expense accounts is never a bad thing. The dynamic with Cowford is interesting. The challenge is that the typical Cowford crowd might not be the lounge/nightclub people. But it can't hurt over time, and Bold City seems to be doing much better.

I think the block directly across from the old City Hall is a killer. The problem is that downtowns work on synergy of surrounding places. The Holmes block is not a disaster, but the end of it coupled with the next block makes the place look abandoned at night.

If there was something decent in the middle of all of that, it would be really nice.

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Re: The HourGlass Pub on Bay to Close
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2018, 09:44:21 AM »
^I think we're going to see Convention Center talk pick up considerably, starting today.
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Re: The HourGlass Pub on Bay to Close
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2018, 02:27:30 PM »
The Elbow as a nightlife destination is pretty much dead. Dos Gatos and 1904 for some concerts? We need a convention center over there and need to re-make that area.

That would certainly help. Early to mid-week tourists on corporate expense accounts is never a bad thing. The dynamic with Cowford is interesting. The challenge is that the typical Cowford crowd might not be the lounge/nightclub people. But it can't hurt over time, and Bold City seems to be doing much better.

I think the block directly across from the old City Hall is a killer. The problem is that downtowns work on synergy of surrounding places. The Holmes block is not a disaster, but the end of it coupled with the next block makes the place look abandoned at night.

If there was something decent in the middle of all of that, it would be really nice.

There also aren't many that go over there for lunch from the CBD as many a place has opened and closed. Maybe Cowford can begin to change that. If there were a convention center there as a driver, I would love to see almost a Larimer Square look with some sort of sense of place to the area that cements it as a destination by the Convention Center that's integrated with the street but also between the CBD and the Sports Complex:


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Re: The HourGlass Pub on Bay to Close
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2018, 01:58:38 PM »
^That's a good sign for downtown.

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Re: The HourGlass Pub on Bay to Close
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2018, 03:41:27 PM »
NOTE: I split the Convention Center RFP Discussion into it's own thread.

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Re: The HourGlass Pub on Bay to Close
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2018, 05:04:33 PM »
Bummer that hourglass is going away, but definitely good news that something else is going to that spot almost as soon as it does
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Re: The HourGlass Pub on Bay to Close
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2018, 12:21:59 PM »
^That's a good sign for downtown.

But this isn't:

"He said he hasn’t settled on a new name, but the bar will continue to serve beer and wine while he applies for a liquor license in the next few months.

“We want to see what type of crowd comes in there and based on their wants, and our own vision, the bar will evolve from there,” he said."

That is....uh....not a good business model, I would think.

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Re: The HourGlass Pub on Bay to Close
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2018, 12:28:56 PM »
How is Myth doing down there?

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Re: The HourGlass Pub on Bay to Close
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2018, 09:41:47 AM »
Apparently the hourglass pub turned into a meth lab while it was closed down.  That takes some courage... being right next to the jail.

https://www.news4jax.com/news/local/jacksonville/jacksonville-police-nearly-3-gallons-of-meth-discovered-inside-vacant-downtown-pub

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Re: The HourGlass Pub on Bay to Close
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2018, 09:42:31 AM »
Apparently the hourglass pub turned into a meth lab while it was closed down.  That takes some courage... being right next to the jail.

https://www.news4jax.com/news/local/jacksonville/jacksonville-police-nearly-3-gallons-of-meth-discovered-inside-vacant-downtown-pub

Bahaha. Heisenberg they are not.
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