I recently had the opportunity to narrate a sold out Historic Springfield bike tour organized by Urban Land Institute North Florida (ULI). The Jaxson will be hosting a narrating a few neighborhood tours of our own over the next few months, so be on the look out for future announcements and details.

Following the ULI tour, the group stopped at Strings Sports Brewery to hear from Springfield Preservation and Revitalization Council’s (SPAR) Kelly Rich and Elias Hionides of Petra Management on the continued evolution of the historic neighborhood and its revitalizing Main Street commercial district.

Sponsored by LISC Jacksonville and Petra Management, the ULI event also offered us a chance to take a look inside at the next craft brewery planned for 1850 North Main Street. Located at the intersection of 9th and Main streets, Adeeb Properties LLC is in the process of converting the long vacant building into Strings Sports Brewery. Dating back to 1938, the Art Deco style structure was originally built as a service station.

When complete, the sports-themed microbrewery will include 4,764 square feet of indoor and 2,497 square feet of outdoor space. The space will also include a restaurant called Strings Street Fare, serving traditional Southern dishes with an eclectic flare such as sweet potato nachos, string wings, shrimp n grit arancinis, strings burgers and Duval hot fish sandwiches. Brews on tap will include a Red Ale called Red Caps, after Jacksonville’s Negro League team and an Hazy IPA named after the Eastside’s Bullet Bob Hayes.

It is anticipated that Strings Sports Brewery will open in June 2019. Here’s a sneak peak inside the next major destination headed for Springfield’s emerging Main Street corridor.

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