RIVERSIDE/AVONDALE and MURRAY HILL
25. Derby House Diner
The space formerly occupied by Derby On Park at 1068 Park Street is being retrofitted into a new concept called Derby House Diner. New owners Chad Munsey and Michael Schmidt plan to open the space as a diner with a menu of “classic, affordable diner food” in mid-April. In addition, the restaurant will include a full bar serving wine, classic cocktails and regional beers.
For more information: https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/fried-chicken-and-meatloaf-coming-back-to-five-points
26. 740 King
Content Modern plans to renovate a former bottling warehouse at 740 King Street into studio space.
27. Green Hills
Corner Lot Properties is in the process of developing a 17-lot single family home subdivision at Green and Myra Streets.
28. Escape Restaurant and Bar
The Escape Restaurant and Bar will be opening at 1023 Park Street in Five Points. Approved to provide full-service alcohol sales, the restaurant will also provide outdoor seating in a patio space behind the building.
29. St. Vincent’s HealthCare Heart and Vascular Pavilion
Construction is underway on a $55 million heart and vascular pavilion on King Street, on the campus of St. Vincent’s HealthCare. The 4-story, 75,000 square foot structure will include 30 medical and surgical rooms and 30 intensive care rooms. In addition, it will be built on stilts as a response to flooding associated with the St. Johns River. The project is anticipated to be completed in Fall 2019.
30. Fired Up Pizza & Larry’s Giant Subs
Larry Raikes, the owner of Jacksonville-based chain Larry’s Giant Subs, is in the process of opening a new dining concept at 1050 Edgewood Avenue South. Here, Raikes intends to open a 125-seat restaurant that is now being called Fired Up Pizza. Raikes envisions the 3,500-square-foot restaurant featuring a full bar with local craft beers, wood-fired stone pizza ovens, grilled Philadelphia cheese steaks, Wisconsin cheese curds, beignets and other specialties. In addition, the remaining section of the building is being converted into a Larry’s Giant Subs location.
31. Taqueria 5 Restaurant
The Taqueria 5 (pronounced “Cinco”) Restaurant plans to open at 809 Lomax Street in Five Points by mid-April. The restaurant will include 18 indoor seats and an outdoor back patio with 30 seats. Taqueria 5 is intended to be a true concept of a real Mexican taqueria. The new space in Five Points will feature just under 1,000 square feet of interior space, plus a small outdoor patio directly behind the building
For more information: https://www.thejaxsonmag.com/article/restaurant-veterans-opening-taqueria-in-five-points/
32. 845 Edgewood Avenue
Renovation work continues at 845 South Edgewood Avenue. Acquired in 2017 by 845 South Edgewood Avenue LLC, the 2,600-square-foot commercial space built in 1953 is being converted to serve as a commercial kitchen for both Five Points’ Grassroots Natural Market and Spirit Animal. When complete, the space will act as an off-site kitchen for their ventures - dishes for Spirit Animal as well as catering and grab-and-go food for Grassroots.
Chance Partners is in the process of renovating the Commander Apartments Tower and building additional multifamily housing along Fishweir Creek, along St. Johns Avenue. The project includes the development of a $40 million, 228-unit apartment and townhouse project called RiverVUE.
For more information: https://www.pegasusresidential.com/river-vue-jacksonville-fl
34. 500 Bishopgate Lane
Construction on a 125-unit, five story apartment complex by TriBridge Residential continues. The proposed infill development is located at 500 Bishopgate Lane.
For more information: https://residentnews.net/2017/03/05/settlement-reached-riverfront-development/
35. Ortega Park
Ortega Park Master Plan
Roosevelt Mall opened in 1961 as an open air shopping center. The shopping center was converted into an enclosed mall in 1968. Anchors during this era included Ivey’s, Furchgott’s, Levy-Wolf, Purcell’s and F.W. Woolworth. Atlanta based Dewberry Capital Corporation purchased the 260,000 square foot mall in 1997. Since then Roosevelt has been converted back into its original use, an open air strip shopping center.
Up until 2017, Roosevelt Square’s anchors included Stein Mart, Belk and Publix. With the recent closure of Belk, Dewberry Capital plans an extensive retrofit of the popular shopping center. The former Belk store was recently demolished and several new infill retail buildings will be added throughout the property, which will be called Ortega Park. New tenants include Petsmart and Ulta.
36. Glass Bottle Society
The Glass Bottle Society recently opened at 822 Post Street in Five Points. The Glass Bottle Society is a cocktail supply store offering premium quality products and gifts for professional mixologists and cocktail enthusiasts alike.
For more information: https://www.theglassbottlesociety.com/
37. The Oaks
Riverside Square, LLC. is in the process of making facade and site improvements at 2502 Oak Street. It is believed that a coffeehouse will become the project’s premier tenant.
For more information: https://www.thejaxsonmag.com/article/kahwa-coffee-expanding-to-jacksonvilles-urban-core/
38. Hawkers Asian Street Fare
Hawkers Asian Street Fare at 1001 Park Street is preparing to undergo a major renovation and expansion. A building permit was recently issued to expand the 4,500-square-foot restaurant into an adjacent 3,102-square-foot storefront. The expansion project will allow for a larger dining room, bar and new back-of-house facilities. The project is expected to be completed by summer 2019.
For more information: https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/hawkers-asian-street-fare-expanding-in-five-points
39. Marah Brewing Company
The Marah Brewing Company plans to convert 1521 Margaret Street into a place to brew beer, mead and cider for on-site consumption. Plans include a 3.5-barrel system to brew a standard line of ales and lagers and create meads and ciders, including seasonal batches. The space will include 2,000-square-feet inside and another 2,000-square-feet outside.
For more information: https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/marah-brewing-co-brewz-targeting-riverside
40. 2508 - 2528 Ernest Street
John Merrill Homes, LLC. is in the process of building six infill single family homes on Ernest Street, just west of Stockton Street.