Downtown Hyatt adding 3 restaurants

SHOR Seafood Grill, the Tavern and The Market might be open by July.

Luis Aloma, general manager of the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront.
Luis Aloma, general manager of the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront.
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While plans and names are tentative, the three new restaurant concepts coming to the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront could open by late summer.

The three are the SHOR Seafood Grill, the Tavern and The Market, although those names are subject to change.

Hotel General Manager Luis Aloma said last week that, pending construction and materials, The Market could open toward the end of May; the SHOR Seafood Grill by the end of June; and the Tavern by the end of July.

The hotel lobby, at E. 225 Coastline Drive, was renovated after Hurricane Irma.

The Market, a grab-and-go concept, will operate 24 hours. It will serve hot food, hot breakfast sandwiches and Starbucks products as well as prepared foods for convenience.

“We have to cover all the taste buds of our diversified customers,” Aloma said. “It’s a great addition for our customers.” 

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 Tavern formerly was Currents Lounge. 

The Hyatt and other riverfront buildings were flooded in September during Hurricane Irma. 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 Market and SHOR spaces are walled off for construction. Other Hyatt hotels offer similar concepts.

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



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