Function starts on new cafe, retail job

The old is supplying way to the new in downtown Jacksonville Beach.

Jax Seashore City Heart — a proposed multi-million dollar restaurant, retail and party facility by veteran developer Marc Angelo — is moving ahead by tearing down the previous Campeche Bay Cantina and Ruby Beach front Brewing Co. buildings. 

Demolition of the adjacent restaurant and brewery started Jan. 28 to crystal clear those sites for a prepared 19,000-sq.-foot, two-tale setting up intended to accommodate at the very least just one restaurant, a rooftop lounge, party house and probably retail retailers.

Situated a block from the seashore at 127 and 131 1st Ave. N., Jax Beach City Center  fronts Latham Plaza, considered the heart of the community well known with people and website visitors alike.

“We are demolishing the properties as we talk, and we are attempting to solidify our tenants and then we’ll begin building,” Angelo explained to the Periods-Union on Monday.

Angelo hopes to commence design as shortly as the demolition is done and to open up in mid-2022. 

To make room for the proposed Jax Beach Town Center restaurant and retail development project, demolition of the former Campeche Bay Cantina and Ruby Beach Brewing Co. buildings began late last month.

“1 corner of the building will be a restaurant that will have a rooftop dining balcony, which would have an ocean watch and great look at of Latham Park,” he mentioned.

On the main floor, Angelo mentioned, there could be a 2nd cafe or retail space. An function room upstairs also is becoming viewed as.

Angelo reported he has a pair of “powerful potential customers” for tenants but declined to establish them since the aspects haven’t be finalized.