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Southern Grounds To Be Primary Tenant At The Hub Brooklyn

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Via Jacksonville Daily Record
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An artist's rendering of the courtyard space at The Hub Brooklyn.

Southern Grounds & Co. plans to expand to Jacksonville's Brooklyn neighborhood near Downtown with a coffee bar and “seasonally fresh” restaurant concept.

The Jacksonville-based coffee chain’s owner Mark Janasik said Oct. 9 that Southern Grounds is working with Cronk Duch Architecture to fill both retail spaces and the kitchen at the proposed The Hub Brooklyn at Riverside Avenue and Forest Street, according to WJCT News partner the Jacksonville Daily Record.

"It's certainly a quaint gathering spot with the open courtyard design," Janasik said.

"It's a place to meet friends, a place for weekenders," he said. "Gathering together is a huge part of what The Hub is and part of Southern Grounds'  philosophy."

The restaurant menu and the courtyard design connecting the business concepts will be similar to the Southern Grounds Neptune Beach location, he said.

Additional renderings of the planned Southern Grounds in Brooklyn are in an expanded version of this story at JaxDailyRecord.com.