1. Alder & Oak

400 Riverside Avenue

Southern Grounds Coffee-chain owner Mark Janasik plans to open a separate concept, Alder & Oak, as a part of The Hub Brooklyn project located at 400 Riverside Avenue in Brooklyn. Alder & Oak will be a full-service dining venue that will offer local and coastal inspired wood-fired cuisine and Prohibition-style cocktails. The Hub Brooklyn is a $2.46 million project under development at the intersection of Riverside Avenue and Forest Street. Alder & Oak will occupy approximately 2,600-square-feet of interior dining space and 3,220-square-feet of covered open-air dining.

2. Bold City Brewery

618 West Forsyth Street

A two-story Daily’s gas station with a Bold City Brewery and restaurant is planned for downtown’s LaVilla neighborhood. Bold City Brewery will operate a microbrewery and restaurant on top of the Daily’s gas station convenience store. The project also will include a rooftop bar. Owned and operated by Brian Miller and his mother, Susan, Bold City Brewery was founded in 2008. Bold City operates a microbrewery and taproom in Riverside and a smaller downtown location on East Bay Street. The East Bay Street location will relocate to the Daily’s gas station project planned for a 1.4-acre block at the intersection of Bay and Broad streets.

3. Cinco de Mayo

301 East Bay Street

Rodolfo and Maria Torres-Leon intend to open their 9th Cinco de Mayo at 301 East Bay Street. The first Cinco de Mayo opened at the Jacksonville Landing in 2007 and was forced to close when the city acquired the shopping center and evicted nearly 30 small businesses in order to demolish the festival marketplace in 2020. To ensure they have more control over their business investment, the owners have purchased the former Olio restaurant space on the first floor of the J.H. Churchwell Lofts building. Offering a large selection of Mexican food, the restaurant will feature a full bar and will be open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m on Friday and Saturday. 15 to 20 jobs are expected to be created. The new downtown restaurant should be open by the end of the year.

4. Southern Grounds & Company

400 Riverside Avenue

In addition to the Alder & Oak restaurant and bar, Mark Janasik plans to open a Southern Grounds coffee shop as a part of The Hub Brooklyn project. Southern Grounds will occupy 3,415-square-feet of space for a coffee shop, bakery and fast-casual restaurant in the development that has recently broken ground on construction.

5. The Co-op Frosé & Eatery

218 West Church Street

South Carolina-based Co-op Frosé & Eatery, will be opening its first Florida location in the recently renovated First Baptist Church Convention Building at 218 West Church Street. The restaurant will take up a 2,000-square-foot space and nearly 1,500-square-feet of patio space adjacent to the building. Co-op Frosé & Eatery, which specializes in rosé wine slushies, creative sandwiches, bagels and toasts, was founded in 2012 by Jess Patterson on Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina. The Co-op also has locations in South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee and Nevada.