Shop Murray Hill


Murray Hill’s main street is Edgewood Avenue, with a greater variety of businesses in the one-mile stretch bookended by US-17 and I-10 than in many small towns. Major landmarks along the route from Roosevelt Blvd to Lenox Ave include Jones College, BBVA Compass Bank, Edgewood Bakery, music venue Murray Hill Theatre with its friendly Fringe Cafe, Murray Hill branch library, Bank of America, Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, Edgewood United Methodist Church and even the North Florida Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The Murray Hill branch library is more important than ever — now that Willow Branch has closed this the closest branch for all of Riverside-Avondale. It’s an early voting location too.

Black Hat
Black Hat

Pamper yourself
Mixed in with these major structures you’ll find just about all that you require. In addition to the food offerings (see pages 8 and 9), there are multiple sandwich shops, convenience stores, a Cambodian grocery, Wok’N’Roll Chinese take-out and the area Five Star Pizza location (on Plymouth, 2 blocks off Edgewood). Tobacco needs old and new are covered between Tobacco Galore and Blackhat Vapor Shop. Taking care of oneself in other ways might require a visit to Faith Jewelers. Your appearance is covered, with multiple beauty salons and barber shops, Universal Nails and Spa and Alaric Health.

Further pamper yourself and your home by stopping at Robin’s Furniture, Angeloff’s New Look Furniture, Kaylamill Boutique and Mara’s Vintage Shop, where a stunning variety of carefully selected merchandise is yours for a reasonable price. To get your homes just right, the neighborhood even boasts of one of the few remaining independent hardware stores, Curry Thomas.

Go crazy for discounts

Mara's Vintage
Mara’s Vintage

Have you ever wished something valuable would fall off a truck in front of your house? Well, all those things actually end up at J&R Discount! Located next to Crazy Egg on Post Street, J&R Discount is a place totally worth seeing for yourself.

At the corner of Edgewood and Lenox is Dedge’s Lock and Key, with a reputation as one of the best places in the city for locksmith services. Next to that on Lenox is the mythical Goodwill store where everything is sold by the pound. You heard us. Someone is walking out right now with the best stuff that they paid only $4 for—why are you still reading this?! Go there now!

About Rob Middleton

Rob Middleton is an artist and writer working in Jacksonville, Florida -- however if he clicked his heels together three times he'd be happiest to wake up in Barcelona! Rob became addicted to abstract painting while simultaneously studying psychology at Princeton University. His studio is found at 229 N. Hogan Street where he spends every Art Walk. Rob has been contributing to EU since 2011. Vote for Rob's art at WJCT's The Square.