# RIVERSIDE/AVONDALE and MURRAY HILL
22. Biggie’s Pizza
Biggie’s Pizza plans to open in the former location of Pizza Italian restaurant at 1053 Park Street. The Five Points space will be the Jacksonville Beach-based restaurant’s second location.
23. The Rec Room - An Arcade & Bar
Michael Schmidt and Chad Munsey, the team behind The Bearded Pig in San Marco, have taken over the former CASK space and will be opening the Rec Room- an arcade and bar. When complete in late 2018, the 1,319 square foot space at 1049 Park Street will operate as a craft beer bar that also features retro arcade games.
For more information: https://www.thejaxsonmag.com/article/arcade-bar-coming-to-five-points/
24. 740 King
Content Modern plans to renovate a former bottling warehouse at 740 King Street into studio space.
25. Green Hills
Corner Lot Properties is in the process of developing a 17-lot single family home subdivision at Green and Myra Streets.
26. 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.
27. 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.
28. Larry’s Giant Subs - R Wood Fire Pizza
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 tentatively being called Larry’s Giant Subs - R Wood Fire 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. Pending approvals, Larry’s Giant Subs - R Wood Fired Pizza is anticipated to open in 2018.
29. 1173 Edgewood Avenue
B Street Eats, a Latin inspired eatery at 1173 Edgewood Avenue recently closed. The restaurant was the second B Street Eats location by Maple Street Biscuit Company. Maple Street intents to rebrand the 3,157-square foot space into a new dining concept.
30. 845 Edgewood Avenue
Renovation work appears to be underway at 845 South Edgewood Avenue. Acquired in 2017 by 845 South Edgewood Avenue LLC, the 2,600-square-foot commercial space was originally built in 1953.
Chance Partners is in the process of renovating the Commander Apartments Tower and building additional multifamily housing along Fishweir Creek, along St. Johns Avenue. Construction on the $40 million, 228-unit development, now known as RiverVUE, is anticipated to be completed in 2018.
For more information: https://www.pegasusresidential.com/river-vue-jacksonville-fl
32. 500 Bishopgate Lane
Construction on a 125-unit, five story apartment complex by TriBridge Residential is now underway. The proposed infill development is located at 500 Bishopgate Lane.
For more information: https://residentnews.net/2017/03/05/settlement-reached-riverfront-development/
33. 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.
34. Fishweir Brewing Company
Broc Flores and his wife, Stacey, intend to renovate the former Fat Kat nightclub at 1183 Edgewood Ave. S. into Murray Hill’s first predominantly sour brewery.
For more information: https://www.thejaxsonmag.com/article/fishweir-brewing-company-coming-to-murray-hill/
35. 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/
36. Casita Yoga Studio
Casita Yoga Studio is expected to open this month at 937 Edgewood Avenue South.
37. 3643 St. Johns Avenue
A new retail space called Indige is expected to open in the fall at 3643 St. Johns Avenue.