Jacobs Jeweler’s Clock

The historic Jacobs Jewelers clock’s reinstallation process is now underway with the construction of its concrete foundation. The official unveiling of the 102-year-old, 2.2-ton clock is scheduled for April 17, 2013.

The Volstead

115 West Adams will be transformed into downtown’s latest bar, The Volstead.

Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce

The $3.4 million renovation of the Chamber of Commerce building and property continues.

Might As Well Cafe

The Might As Well Cafe will be opening in this street level retail space at 410 Broad Street. The restaurant will serve French-inspired fare and gourmet sandwiches.

605 New Center Hotel

LaVilla’s long closed New Center Hotel at 605 North Broad Street will be renovated for use by nearby Clara White Mission.

Family Dollar

Work continues for a new Family Dollar store at State and Newnan Streets.

Pita Pit

Pita Pit is in the process of opening their third Jacksonville area location in the courthouse garage, at Forsyth & Clay Streets. Pita Pit bills itself as “an alternative to fast food restaurants,” offering a large selection of meat and veggie pitas, including Chicken Caesar, Philly Steak, Dagwood, Falafel, Spicy Black Bean, Hummus and more. Pita Pit also offers breakfast pita – available throughout the day – including Sausage Scramble, Ham N’ Eggs, Awakin’ with Bacon and more.

State Attorney’s Office

Legislature has given the go ahead on the $26 million reconstruction of the old courthouse as a new home for the State Attorney’s Office. Construction is estimated to be completed in Fall 2014.

220 Riverside

Construction of 220 Riverside continues. 220 Riverside will feature 18,000 square feet of retail and 294 apartment units when complete in 2014.

Pope & Land Property

Land clearing is underway at the site of the proposed Riverside Place project.


Bold City Brewery Expansion

Riverside’s popular Bold City Brewery is in the process of doubling the size of the their operation. When complete, the five year old brewery will contain 28,000 square feet.

Cummer Museum

The restoration of Olmstead Gardens and a major parking/landscaping enhancement project continues.

Corrado’s Bakery Bistro

Corrado’s Bakery Bistro will be opening soon at 813 Lomax Street in Five Points.

7-Eleven @ Prado Walk

7-Eleven is in the process of taking over a Riverside Avenue space formerly occupied by the International Grill restaurant.

7-Eleven at Post and Margaret

Goozlepipe & Guttyworks

Construction is now underway on King Street’s Goozlepipe and Guttyworks. The estimated value of the project is $1.5 million.

Mellow Mushroom Avondale

Mellow Mushroom has filed plans with the City to develop the Avondale restaurant. The restaurant’s Facebook page indicates a June opening.

Pulp Juice Bar

Pulp Juice Bar’s long awaited second location on Avondale’s St. Johns Avenue is finally moving forward. Building permits were issued in late January.

Metro Diner - Roosevelt Square

Metro Diner will be opening a new location in the former Harry’s Restaurant space at Roosevelt Square.

Robert E. Lee High School

Reconstruction continues to progress at Robert E. Lee High School.

Waffle House - Roosevelt Boulevard

One of several Waffle Houses being built in Jacksonville is nearing completion on Roosevelt Boulevard.


Ardy’s Eatable Delyghts

Klutho Park

A new look for a portion of Klutho Park bordered by Hogans Creek and West 1st Street.


San Marco Boulevard Streetscape

Construction of the San Marco Square roundabout is now underway as a part of the San Marco Boulevard Streetscape project. when complete, a new greenspace will anchor the popular commercial district.

Aardwolf Brewery

Construction nears completion on the adaptive reuse of this historic Hendricks Avenue ice plant into the Aardwolf Brewery.

San Marco Station

Construction is underway on San Marco Train Station project, which will be anchored by Panera Bread.

Hurricane Grill & Wings

Hurricane Grill & Wings plans to expand its Hendricks Avenue restaurant into an adjacent 1,500 square foot vacant space.

Mezze Bar & Grill

Work continues on the new Mezze Bar & Grill at 2016 Hendricks Avenue.

Update by Ennis Davis