RIVERSIDE/AVONDALE and MURRAY HILL
**26. Eye Optometry **
Eye Optometry will be opening soon at 4216 Herschel Street in Fairfax.
27. Thou Art Exalted Ministries, Inc.
The renovation of 1816 Talbot Avenue continues. When complete, the 1,800 square foot building will be occupied by Thou Art Exalted Ministries, Inc.
28. Green Hills
Corner Lot Properties is in the process of developing a 17-lot single family home subdivision at Green and Myra Streets.
29. St. Vincent’s HealthCare Heart and Vascular Pavilion
Vertical 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. 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 late 2019, the building will be called the Delores Barr Weaver Heart and Vascular Pavilion is being built along the river, on King Street. It is scheduled to be completed this winter.
30. MedMen Enterprises
MedMen Enterprises of Los Angeles, the country’s biggest medical marijuana provider, plans to open 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. MedMen is expected to open by the end of the 3rd quarter of 2019.
For more information: https://www.thejaxsonmag.com/article/medical-marijuana-dispensary-coming-to-five-points/
31. B The Bakery
B The Bakery plans to open a new location at 1042 Edgewood Avenue South in Murray Hill.
32. Wildcrafters Tea & Kava Bar
Jacksonville’s first nonalcoholic bar is coming soon to 2105 Park Street. Wildcrafters will serve kava, teas, and booze-free craft cocktails for those who want a night out in Five Points without the hangover. The new business is expected to have a laid back, coffeehouse-type atmosphere.
For more information: https://www.thejaxsonmag.com/article/wildcrafters-nonalcoholic-bar-coming-to-five-points/
33. 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/
34. 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.
For more information:https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/roosevelt-square-owner-seeks-permits-for-ortega-park-revamp
35. High Tide Burrito
The Hightide Burrito Company, which specializes in serving fresh a menu featuring ‘Beach Mexican’ fare, plans to open a second location in a new development called The Bridge. Designed by Office of Architecture (OAD), The Bridge is a transformation of the old Pier 17 building at 4619 Roosevelt Blvd, into a mix of retail and restaurant spaces, adding new flavor to the Marina Mile scene.
For more information: https://www.thejaxsonmag.com/article/hightide-burrito-co-opening-2nd-location/
36. The Oaks
Riverside Square, LLC. is in the process of making facade and site improvements at 2502 Oak Street.
For more information: https://www.thejaxsonmag.com/article/kahwa-coffee-expanding-to-jacksonvilles-urban-core/
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 will redevelop 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.