Article by Ennis Davis, AICP

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6. Bread and Board Provisions

100 West Bay Street (Downtown Jacksonville)

Five Points eatery The Bread & Board is bringing a new restaurant and specialty market, Bread & Board Provisions, to the ground floor of the VyStar Credit Union building in Downtown Jacksonville. A $1.33 milion build-out permit application to the city was recently submitted by Owner Riverchefs LLC.

The 7,200-square-foot ground-level space project will combine elements of a public market and a food hall, creating a new option for Downtown residents, workers and visitors. Announced retailers include Good Dough donut shop, Alewife Craft Beer Bottle Shop, Bee Friends Farm honey, Layered: Cakes & Sweets, Martin Coffee, local produce purveyor Saturiwa Trading Company, and Bark Urban Dog Boutique.

“We are excited to have been approached by VyStar about leasing the space, and for the chance to expand our restaurant concept to create this farmers-market bazaar of sorts,” said Bread & Board Dwayne Beliakoff co-founder in a press release. “It’s been designed to be an alternative to a traditional campus food court. The market will allow guests to immerse themselves in the best tastes, retail and authentic experiences from top local vendors, artisans, specialty purveyors, pastry chefs and craft beer certified Cicerones.”

A Bread & Board restaurant will occupy approximately 5,000 square feet of the retail space on the ground floor, with the remaining 2,200 hosting the marketplace. Designed by Thomas Duke Architecture in partnership with Micamy Design, the project should be open in early 2021.

5. Brooklyn Food Hall

301 Park Street (Brooklyn)

Renderings of Brooklyn Food Hall via Cronk Duch Architecture

A former Studebaker dealership housed in a building constructed in 1924 could become urban Jacksonville’s largest food hall. At the 2019 International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) conference, the Trevato Development Group revealed its intentions for converting the former dealership and an adjacent warehouse built in 1945 into a sprawling complex with full service anchor restaurants, indoor food stalls with communal seating, an outdoor beer garden/dining courtyard, and a flex space for temporary vendors. Redevelopment of these Brooklyn properties appears to be dependent upon the completion of a $2.2 million City of Jacksonville Park Street road diet, which is seen as a critical catalyst for the continued rebirth of the Brooklyn neighborhood.

Renderings of Brooklyn Food Hall via Cronk Duch Architecture

301 Park Street in the 1950’s (Catlin and Sons)