RIVERSIDE/AVONDALE and MURRAY HILL
22. Smokey Beach Vape & Smoke Shop
Smokey Beach Vape & Smoke Shop plans to open a new location at 879 Stockton Street later this month. Specializing in vaporizers, disposable, juice, mods, pods, hookahs, pips, e-cigs, e-liquids, tobacco products, CBD, Kratom, cigarillos, cigarettes, lighters and other smoking accessories, the Riverside location will be the second.
**23. Biggie’s Pizza **
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.
For more information: https://www.jacksonville.com/entertainment/20191217/biggiersquos-pizza-open-in-five-points-already-expanding
24. Juicy & Hot Crabs & Wings
The Juicy & Hot Crabs & Wings restaurant will be opening soon at 5002 Kerle Street in Murray Hill. The 1,968 space was originally constructed in 1974 at the intersection of Cassat Avenue and Kerle Street.
25. Axe Champs
Axe Champs, a mobile axe throwing business, recently opened a new brick and mortar location at 1034 Edgewood Avenue South in Murray Hill.
For more information: https://www.axechampsjacksonville.com/
26. Edgewood Avenue Plaza
Duval Royal Investments, Inc., an affiliate of Sleiman Enterprises, is in the process of retrofitting a 4,000 square foot commercial building at 917 Edgewood Avenue South in Murray Hill. Originally built in 1955, tenants include Shops at Randevu and Mimosas Hair Salon.
27. 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 Ortega 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.
For more information:https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/roosevelt-square-owner-seeks-permits-for-ortega-park-revamp
28. Extra Space Storage
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.
29. Prospect Wine & Tapas
Prospect Wine & Tapas will be opening at 1521 Margaret Street, the former location of Safe Harbor Seafood Riverside and Marah Brewing Company. The new restaurant intends to open later this month.
30. Five Points Streetscape
A long planned streetscape project for Five Points is now underway. Centered around the intersection of Park, Margaret and Lomax Streets, the project will widen sidewalks, convert Lomax into a one-way street and result in a more pedestrian friendly atmosphere for the popular district.
Full article: https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/city-project-will-reshape-five-points-intersection
31. 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.
32. The Lofts at Murray Hill
The Vestcor Companies is in the beginning stages of construction on a new mixed-use development at 840 Edgewood Avenue South. Plans call for the demolition of the former Bank of American property to allow for the construction of 117 multifamily units and 11,000 square feet of ground floor retail space.
For more information: https://news.wjct.org/post/vestcor-looks-developing-mixed-use-project-murray-hill