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Proposed social club seeks $1.3 million in incentives

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Jacksonville Daily Record
Investors plan to transform Jacksonville property into a club similar to Mathers Social Gathering-Orlando.

More than four years after announcing plans to open Mathers Social Gathering–Jacksonville in the historic New York Steam Laundry Building Downtown, the project appears to be active.

120 E. Forsyth St. LLC, the building owner/developer, asked the city's Downtown Investment Authority for a $1.207 million forgivable and deferred principal loan package for repairs to the two-story building next to the Florida Theatre.

DIA committee meeting documents released Nov. 14 also show 120 E. Forsyth and a related company that will operate the club, Mathers JAX LLC, have applied for a separate $100,000 city/DIA incentive to help finance build-out of the 5,600-square-foot second floor and the first-floor lobby.

Read the rest of this story at the Jacksonville Daily Record, a WJCT News partner.