WHAT'S NEW – June 2013

Pita Pit (Courthouse Garage, Forsyth & Clay Streets)
Pita Pit bills itself as “an alternative to fast food restaurants,” offering a large selection of meat and veggie pitas.

State Attorney’s Office (220 E. Bay Street)
Legislature has given the go-ahead on the $26 million reconstruction of the old courthouse as a new home for the State Attorney’s Office. Construction is estimated to be completed in Fall 2014.

MOCA Jacksonville (333 N. Laura Street)
Renovation work is underway at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville (MOCA Jacksonville).

Cummer Museum (829 Riverside Avenue)
The restoration of Olmstead Gardens and a major parking/landscaping enhancement project continues. The project includes expanding the museum’s cafe to include outdoor seating along Riverside Avenue.

1012 King Street
1012 King Street was recently acquired by the owner of the nearby Garage, Loft, and Rogue bars. Tentative plans call for the conversion of this building into a restaurant specializing in hamburgers.

Cafe Freda (2782 Park Street)
Brian Freda, an apprentice of Guy LeRoy, the old partner of Wolfgang Puck who operated L’Orient and Cafe on the Square here in Jacksonville, is in the process of opening Cafe Freda. The restaurant, which will specialize in “international comfort food,” will be located in Park Street’s old Alphadog space.

San Marco Boulevard Streetscape
Construction of the San Marco Square roundabout is now underway as a part of the San Marco Boulevard Streetscape project. When complete, a new greenspace will anchor the popular commercial district.