23. Mickie’s Irish Pub

Scott McAlister is in the process of opening a new Irish Pub at 1012 King Street in Riverside.

**24. Biggie’s Pizza **

Jacksonville Beach-based Biggie’s Pizza recently opened its second restaurant in Five Points at 1053 Park Street. Now the 40-seat restaurant is expanding to include an adjacent storefront formerly occupied by the Bead Here Now store.

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25. Huey’s Nashville Hot Chicken

In May 2020, Huey’s Nashville Hot Chicken, owned by Nashville native Hughes Brown and his family, will open at 1173 Edgewood Avenue in Jacksonville’s historic Murray Hill neighborhood. The storefront was previously home to the Murray Hill Taco Bodega, which closed in October 2019. Huey’s menu will include a variety of hot chicken dishes, including classic hot fried chicken as well as grilled and entrée salad versions, along with traditional Southern sides.

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26. MedMen Enterprises

MedMen Enterprises of Los Angeles, the country’s biggest medical marijuana provider, is in the process of opening a medical marijuana dispensary in the former Fans & Stoves building at 1059 Park St. in Five Points. Build-out of the 5,573 square foot space is now underway.

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27. Riverside St. Johns Apartments

Construction on a 125-unit, five story apartment complex by TriBridge Residential is nearing completion. The new infill development is located at 500 Bishopgate Lane.

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28. Ortega Park

Ortega Park Master Plan

The redevelopment of Roosevelt Square continues. Originally opening as an open air shopping center in 1961 and converted into an enclosed mall in 1968, Roosevelt was retrofitted back into an open air plaza by Atlanta-based Dewberry Capital Corporation in 1997. Current plans call for revamping the shopping center into a 28.4 acre mixed use development called Oretga Park. As much as 100,536 square feet at the 311,220 square foot shopping center either has been or will be razed soon. 93,275 square feet of new retail and dining space will be added, along with an internal roadway and parking circulation system that will include two roundabouts.

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29. Southern Grounds & Company

A non-contributing Shoppes of Avondale building at 3562 St. Johns Avenue was recently razed. A new 8,700 square foot building is now under construction at this location that will include a new 187-seat Southern Grounds & Company coffeehouse and two additional retail storefronts.

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30. Extra Space Storage

The former Edgewood Theater in Murray Hill has been recently demolished. In its place, Jacksonville-based Silverfield Group Inc. is developing a three-story, 97,000 square foot self storage building for Extra Space Storage at 1195 Edgewood Ave. S. The developer also intends to eventually construct a 4,845 square foot retail space in front of the storage building.

31. Wawa

Now with 160 stores in Florida, two years after opening its first location in Jacksonville, Wawa is preparing to establish its first urban core location in Murray Hill. Wawa is redeveloping the northwest corner of Normandy Boulevard and Cassat Avenue. When complete, the new Wawa will feature a 5,943 square foot store with outdoor seating, 12 pumps, 55 parking spaces and 5 bike rack spaces on the 1.503 acre site.

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32. One Bar & Lounge

Joe Gjergji plans to open a hookah bar and lounge called One Bar & Lounge at 2665 Park Street. Serving lunch, dinner, and hookah, the eatery will include a full bar with craft cocktails with a mix of Mediterranean and southern Italian cuisine.

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33. Dollar General

Construction is now underway on a new Dollar General store in Murray Hill. The 7,512 square foot store will be located at the northwest corner of Post Street, Plymouth Street, and McDuff Avenue South.

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34. Another Broken Egg Cafe

Another Broken Egg Cafe is planned for the former M Shack location in Riverside at 1012 Margaret Street. The renovation project by franchise owner James Buckner is estimated to cost $27,000.

35. The Courtyard on College

A partnership between JWB Real Estate Capital and Hart Resources LLC is in the process of developing an infill community named The Courtyard on College. The 1.1 acre project will be designed as a modern bungalow court style community with 19 single family houses.