Approval Recommended For Post Modern Brewing In Riverside

Jul 27, 2020
Jacksonville Daily Record

The Jacksonville Planning Commission recommended approval July 23 of a rezoning request by Post Modern Brewing LLC to open a craft beer brewery and taproom at 2951 Post St. west of Willow Branch Avenue, where Riverside meets Murray Hill.

Plans For New Riverside/Murray Hill Brewery, Tap Room Suffer Setback

Jul 22, 2020
Jacksonville Daily Record

The city Planning and Development Department recommends denial of a rezoning request by Post Modern Brewing LLC to open a craft beer brewery and taproom at 2951 Post St. west of Willow Branch Avenue, where Riverside meets Murray Hill.

Empty interior of the Five Points Chapel & Event Hall.
Five Points Chapel & Event Hall

A new wedding and event venue recently opened in Riverside. Then the pandemic hit.

The city has given the Riverside Arts Market (RAM) the okay to move up its reopening under the Fuller Warren Bridge to this Saturday, May 23.

Google Street View image

Hugh’s Riverside Automotive, in the city’s Brooklyn neighborhood on Chelsea Street,  has been a fixture in Jacksonville for 70 years.

Former Jaguar Will Open A New Avondale Coffee Shop

Feb 5, 2020
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Arrelious Benn has seen not only the inside of football stadiums in cities across the country but also coffee shops during his eight-year NFL career.

Kanine Social Expanding To Add Boarding, Veterinary Services

Jan 21, 2020
Jacksonville Daily Record

With the addition of boarding and veterinary services to the Kanine Social dog bar, owners Dustin Fries and Daniel Moffatt say their facility is a “one-stop shop” that they believe is the only one of its kind in the country.

Provided by Wildcrafters Tea & Kava Bar

What’s being billed as Jacksonville’s first booze-free bar is opening Wednesday near Five Points.

Riverside Avenue's Former Fire Station No. 5 Is Up For Bid

Nov 14, 2019
Jacksonville Daily Record

Anyone interested in buying the vacant Fire Station No. 5 building in Brooklyn has 30 days to bid on it.

Derby House Diner's Facebook page

The Derby House Diner in Five Points has closed.

Sun-Ray Cinema Plans 2nd Theater At Former Mandarin Kmart

Oct 2, 2019
Jacksonville Daily Record

Sun-Ray Cinema, the independent Five Points movie theater, announced plans to expand into the former Kmart space at 9600 San Jose Blvd. in Mandarin.

Vacant Unity Plaza Retail Space At 220 Riverside Is Sold

Aug 19, 2019
2018 file photo of Unity Plaza at 220 Riverside.
Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

The vacant Unity Plaza retail space at 220 Riverside is under new ownership.

Business Brief: City Officials Propose Buying Old Fire House No. 5 Property

Jul 22, 2019
Jacksonville Daily Record

City officials want to purchase the old Fire Station No. 5 property on Riverside Avenue from Fidelity National Financial Inc.

Property owner-developer Edward Skinner Jones wants to demolish and rebuild a structure in the Shoppes of Avondale and open the area’s third Southern Grounds & Co. coffee shop.

Zoning Exception Approved For Jazzy’s On To Serve Alcohol, Have Sidewalk Seating

Apr 9, 2019
Jacksonville Daily Record

The Jacksonville Planning Commission approved a zoning exception Thursday to allow Jazzy’s Restaurant and Lounge at 901 King St. to serve alcohol and have sidewalk seating on King Street.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

The Cummer Museum Of Art and Gardens will be able to put a stronger emphasis on its gardens thanks to a $1.5 million endowment.

Planning Commission Recommends Approval For 19 New Riverside Homes

Jan 7, 2019
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

The Jacksonville Planning Commission has recommended approval for 19 new homes proposed on College Street.

Redevelopment Plan Scrapped For CenterState Bank Property On King Street In Riverside

Dec 28, 2018
exterior of bank
Jacksonville Daily Record

Plans for the redevelopment of the CenterState Bank property at 1232 King St. appear to be delayed.

The Riverside Avondale Preservation newsletter reports the proposed redevelopment plans from the potential purchaser are scrapped.

The Derby On Park in Five Points is closing Sunday, December 30.

Construction On Vista Brooklyn Apartments To Begin Soon

Nov 27, 2018
Via The Jacksonville Daily Record

Construction of the Vista Brooklyn high-rise apartment project will begin in the next two months after developers secured a mortgage for the property.

Circe LeNoble / WJCT

If you’ve listened to a StoryCorps segment on Morning Edition, you might wish you could preserve a bit of your own past as well. And now you can in Jacksonville.

Jacksonville Daily Record

Five Points Tavern and Dahlia’s Pour House are on tap for new uses.

Cummer Museum of Arts & Gardens.

Adam M. Levine, Ph.D. will become the next leader of the Cummer Museum of Arts & Gardens.

Infill Housing Projects Planned For Riverside, Atlantic Beach

Oct 15, 2018
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

A Jacksonville-based company that buys, sells, rents, manages and invests in area properties has ventured into building homes, choosing historic Riverside and Atlantic Beach for its first projects.

Lindsey Kilbride

Maybe it’s the abundance of coffee shops or variety of restaurants and bars, but a growing number of millennial-aged young adults are choosing to live in Jacksonville’s Riverside area.

State of Florida

A stately house with a complicated history is being auctioned off in Jacksonville’s Riverside neighborhood.

Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Flotation therapy continues making waves in Jacksonville as a third center prepares to open, this one in a former law office in Riverside.

King Street is partially closed for repairs to the sewers.
Joslyn Simmons / WJCT

Part of King Street - in Jacksonville’s Riverside area - is closed due to sewer work with businesses now being forced to prepare for a slower pace as St.Patrick’s Day weekend approaches.

Ryan Benk / WJCT News

The Riverside Avondale Preservation Board of Directors is putting together a new strategic plan and is seeking input from residents and the general community.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News


With millions in Florida without power after Hurricane Irma, many Jacksonville residents have flocked to the few open restaurants to soak up the air conditioning and get a hot meal.