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Jax Daily Record Tuesday, May 15, 201806:40 AM EST

Downtown Hyatt seeks permitting for $900,000 bar renovation

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SHOR Tavern will be built in the hotel’s existing lounge area.

The SHOR is coming in at the Hyatt Jacksonville Regency Riverfront.

The city is reviewing a permit application for a $900,000 renovation on the first floor of the hotel for the SHOR Tavern at the site of its existing lounge. 

Hotel management said it had no information to share.

The permit application shows a 5,000-square-foot project, and plans outline the bar at 2,915 square feet.

Jonathan Nehmer & Associates Inc. of Rockville, Maryland, is the architect.

Hotel General Manager Luis Aloma said in March that three new restaurant concepts were coming to the Hyatt that could open this summer.

The three are the SHOR Seafood Grill, the Tavern and The Market, although he said those names are subject to change. The hotel lobby, at 225 Coastline Drive E., was renovated after Hurricane Irma flooded the property in September.

The Market, a grab-and-go concept, will operate 24 hours. 

The SHOR Seafood Grill will serve as the hotel’s three-meal restaurant and can accommodate from 60 to 150 diners, with adjustable space.

The SHOR Tavern formerly was Currents Lounge. 

After renovations, the Hyatt lobby re-opened Feb. 14.

During renovations, food service was moved to some converted meeting rooms. When the lobby opened, the restaurant service was moved to the Currents space and part of the former dining space.

The 19-floor, 951-room hotel was built in 2001.

Critical Alert Systems approved for remodeling

Critical Alert Systems Inc. is a step closer to relocating to Liberty Business Park.

The city approved a permit Friday for Tenant Contractors Inc. to remodel 15,758 square feet of office space for the Jacksonville-based company at 4901 Belfort Road, No. 130, at a job cost of $157,399.

Critical Alert Systems provides nurse-call systems for hospitals and health care centers. It will relocate from 5343 Bowden Road, which is about 3 miles north of Liberty Business Park.

Spokesman Joshua Troop said in April the company needed a more up-to-date layout with open floor plans, meeting space, staging areas and other uses.

Plans show offices, a conference room, training, an open office area, production, warehouse space, shipping and more.

Critical Alert, which has been based in Jacksonville for 30 years, employs almost 100 people, with about 25 working remotely across the country. The 75 Jacksonville staff members will be relocating to the new offices, Troop said.

Critical Alert will be relocating from an almost 35,000-square-foot standalone building it leases.

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