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Beach Bowl Returning To Jacksonville Beach With $7.5M Renovation, Expansion

Rendering of the Beach Bowl renovation and expansion project.
Provided by Jacksonville Beach City Councilman Dan Janson
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Rendering of the Beach Bowl renovation and expansion project.

A popular Jacksonville Beach bowling alley will be reopening. 

The Board of Adjustments for Jacksonville Beach has approved a $7.5 million renovation and expansion of the iconic Beach Bowl, which had been around since 1958.

The Beach Boulevard bowling alley closed abruptly 2-years ago when the property owners didn’t renew the lease. 

The original Beach Bowl sign will be restored and improved.  This time around, it will also include a restaurant with rooftop dining.

Jacksonville Beach City Councilman Dan Janson said that Beach Bowl developer Ash Properties has promised a re-engineered parking lot and green space. A timeline for the project wasn't immediately available.

Rendering of the Beach Bowl renovation and expansion project.
Credit Provided by Jacksonville Beach City Councilman Dan Janson
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Rendering of the Beach Bowl renovation and expansion project.

Janson told WJCT News Thursday that after a few stagnant years, Jacksonville Beach is undergoing a rebirth.

“About the same time we had the old Campeche Bay and Urban Flats taken down and we’re starting the rebuild in our town center … and with the news of the Beach Bowl, I think everybody’s really, really excited about the direction of Jacksonville Beach.”

The Jacksonville Beach Town Center two-story mixed-use project that Janson referenced is being developed on First Ave. N.  Demolition is underway at the site, which is across from Latham Plaza.

The $50 million Margaritaville Hotel also opened in Jacksonville Beach last week.

Michelle Corum can be reached at mcorum@wjct.org, 904-358-6308 or on Twitter at @MCorumonME.