25. Mickie’s Irish Pub

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

**26. 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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27. Poke Burri

Atlanta-based Poke Burri plans to open a 1,500 square foot restaurant at 2545 Riverside Avenue. Poke Burri is known for build-your-own poke bowls and burrito-sized sushi rolls as well as ring-shaped sushi doughnuts, sushi pizza, and deep-fried sushi corn dogs. This will be the chain’s first location in Jacksonville.

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28. 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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29. Café Karibo

Café Karibo has replaced Timoti’s Seafood Shak at 1043 Park Street. Owned and operated by the family that ran Timoti’s, Café Karibo is a popular restaurant in downtown Fernandina Beach known for its fresh and diverse food, house-made desserts, and Sunday brunch.

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30. 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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31. 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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32. 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.

33. 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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34. 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.

35. Dollar General

Construction continues 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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36. 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.

37. 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.

38. St. Vincent’s HealthCare Heart and Vascular Pavilion

Construction continues 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. It will primarily be used for heart and vascular needs, including two nursing units devoted to caring for patients who undergo open-heart surgeries and other cardiovascular procedures.

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39. The Casbah Cafe

The Casbah Cafe is in the process of renovating and expanding to include a storefront at 3610 St. Johns Avenue. The new space will be used as a bar.

40. 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.

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41. The Stout Snug Ice Cream Ice Cream Shoppe

The Stout Snug is expanding to include an ice cream shop in an adjacent storefront at 1198 Edgewood Avenue.

42. Community Loaves

Founded in 2012 as an organic bike-delivered subscription bakery, Community Loaves continues to expand. Next month, the woman-owned organic bakery and cafe known for its loaves of sourdough, bagels and sandwiches, will officially double in size. In August, it will occupy a historic house and storefront dating back to 1927. A cafe will be located down stairs with office space on the second floor. In addition, the project includes a 1,800 square foot bakery kitchen building next door.

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