The Co-op Frosé & Eatery is building-out at 218 W. Church St. Downtown

The Urban Division at Colliers says the restaurant in the Florida Baptist Convention building is one of several new tenants in the North Core.

The Co-op Frose & Eatery is planned Downtown at 218 W. Church St. where the Florida Baptist Convention building is being renovated.
The Co-op Frose & Eatery is planned Downtown at 218 W. Church St. where the Florida Baptist Convention building is being renovated.
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Downtown is gaining another restaurant – this one in the North Core.

The city issued a permit Feb. 13 for Avant Construction Group to renovate 1,968 square feet of space for The Co-op Frosé & Eatery at 218 W. Church St., Unit 150. 

Olivia Steinemann, an associate of The Urban Division of Colliers North Florida, announced on LinkedIn in September that The Co-op Frosé & Eatery will be incorporated into 218 W. Church St., which is the Florida Baptist Convention Building.

The almost 2,000-square-foot space will include almost 1,500 square feet of patio use next to the Federal Reserve Building and Sweet Pete’s in the historic Seminole Building.

“This all-day frose bar originated in Sullivans Island, SC, and quickly gained a celebrity following due to its tasty sandwiches, hundreds of flavors of FROSE, and finally, its comedic-party vibe,” Steinemann posted.

JWB Real Estate is renovating the five-story, 25,991-square-foot structure at 218 W. Church St.

Frosé is an alcoholic beverage that is basically a frozen blended rosé wine.

Steinemann posted that the Co-op is the first of many new-to-market restaurant concepts that will be announced in the Urban Core.

The Co-op lists nine locations comprising five in South Carolina; Nashville and Chattanooga, Tennessee; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Las Vegas.

It offers frosé, breakfast, sandwiches and salads.

In a March 2023 interview in Charleston Magazine, Co-op owner Jess Patterson said the chain has more than 50 rotating flavors. 

“We try to have at least four at a time at each of our locations so you can do a flight, like you would at a winery or brewery. Our most popular by far, that’s always available, is strawberry. I don’t really like sweets, so my personal favorite is the Aperol spritz where instead of all rosé, we use a lot of Champagne.”

The Co-op Frose & Eatery in Summerville, South Carolina. Summerville is about 25 miles northwest of Charleston, South Carolina.
The Co-op Frose & Eatery

On, the breakfast menu shows sandwiches, bagels and toasts.

The sandwich menu includes California turkey, cowboy chicken, caprese panini, cubano, veggie sammie, The Masters, The Italian, tuna salad and chicken salad.

The property owner is 218 W Church LLC, part of JWB Real Estate Capital. Robbins Design Studio is the architect. Both are based in Jacksonville.

JWB Real Estate Capital proposes a $18.55 million redevelopment of the Florida Baptist Convention Building and the neighboring historic Federal Reserve Building at 424 N. Hogan St.

The structures are at Church and Hogan streets near City Hall.

The design for the five-story, almost 26,000-square-foot Florida Baptist Convention property includes restaurant space, retail suites and studio and one-bedroom apartments on the upper floors.

JWB paid more than $2.4 million for the Hogan and Church street properties in August 2020, comprising $1.75 million for the Federal Reserve Building and $675,000 for the Florida Baptist Convention structure.

Drink machines are lined up at The Co-op Frose & Eatery in the Hillsboro Village neighborhood of Nashville, Tennessee.
he Co-op Frose & Eatery

The city issued permits in September 2021 for Auld & White Constructors LLC to renovate 18,430 square feet of the Federal Reserve Building for a $3.2 million adaptive reuse.

JWB intended to build-out restaurant, business and event space at the three-story building and in its basement.

The city issued a permit for Auld & White to renovate the Florida Baptist Convention Building at a cost of $5.8 million. 

Construction costs totaled $9 million for the two buildings.

The Jacksonville City Council approved an $8.6 million incentives package for the historic restoration project for the two buildings.

JWB also owns the historic Seminole Building on the same block at 400 N. Hogan St. and plans to build an outdoor courtyard for restaurant seating connecting the three properties. 

The structures also are part of the Gateway Jax vision to redevelop more than 20 blocks Downtown primarily assembled by JWB.



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