Riverside, Avondale, Ortega, Murray Hill

All the latest news relevant to the Riverside, Avondale, Ortega and Murray Hill areas.

Same name, new face

Bakery under new ownership, familiar leadership The Edgewood Bakery, which remained closed for six weeks after Tom and Carol Rykalsky dropped their legal challenge over majority ownership in the business, quietly and without fanfare, reopened on April 14. In its first short week back in business, traffic was better than expected. Since reopening, returning customers […]

Bulkhead replacements underway

Homes and businesses along the St. Johns and Ortega rivers and some tributaries will witness some bulkhead repair and replacement work during a five-month period. Approximately 4.4 miles of seawall maintained by the City of Jacksonville, including the north and south banks, has deteriorated to the extent that repair work is necessary. According to Aleizha […]

Shircliff Society tackles literacy-building

    Adhering to its mission to improve the health of individuals and communities, the Sat. Vincent’s Shircliff Society’s 2015 goal will tackle literacy with a $50,000 construction project at the St. Vincent’s Family Medicine Center. The Shircliff Society Book Nook will be built on the first and second floors of St. Vincent Family Medicine […]

Historic district striping causes gripes and giggles

Historic district striping causes gripes and giggles

Standards followed despite alternative Clearly a mistake, this striping pattern for parking on Lydia Street at King Street was corrected on March 19 after the error was brought to the attention of the Public Works Department. (Photo courtesy of Wayne Wood) Unlike the wheels on cars zipping down the narrow streets of Riverside and Avondale, […]

Contractor dispute resolved; good news for fence replacement

Contractor dispute resolved; good news for fence replacement

The temporary fencing at Willowbranch Creek along Riverside Ave. may yet be replaced with permanent balustrades this year. At least, that’s if all goes according to plan now that the City Construction Dispute Resolution Board (CCDRB) has weighed in on the petition by The Touring Company to recover additional costs incurred during the lengthy project. […]

Rykalskys concede ownership of bakery to Stache

Rykalskys concede ownership of bakery to Stache

A legal battle over ownership of the Edgewood Bakery has ended with Tom and Carol Rykalsky conceding that they do not have a majority ownership in the business. The Edgewood Bakery remains temporarily closed while Stache Investments representatives take inventory and prepare it to reopen. Orders made prior to Friday, Feb. 27, are being honored […]

Hearing for Yesterday’s Demolition Delayed

Hearing for Yesterday’s Demolition Delayed

Contrary to what was published, the Duval County Planning Commission will not hear a proposal at its Feb. 5 meeting for a new restaurant in the former Yesterday’s Bar in Avondale. In our February issue we quoted Riverside architect Jeff Lane as saying the plans for South Kitchen and Spirits at Park and Dancy streets would […]

JFCS Food Pantry Staples Needed

Meeting the needs of those who are hungry in our community is an on-going challenge and there are times of year when demand is high — holidays, cold weather, and summertime.  The Food Pantry is open on Tuesdays and Thursday at JFCS from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. As a result of the holidays, food staples are low today.   […]