Mary Morris is no longer warming her house by keeping the oven door open thanks to the space heater she received from Shelby Bishop with Gleason Hope Law.
Florida Cracker Kitchen offers a taproom, dining room and an area for selling store-branded merchandise.
Florida Cracker Kitchen is at 14329 Beach Blvd. It converted a former tire store into a 4,000-square-foot restaurant.
Florida Cracker Kitchen seats 150 and has 40 employees. The restaurant serves breakfast and lunch while the taproom is open as late as midnight.
The restaurant’s look is modeled after its Brooksville location that opened in 2012.
The merchandise area
Robert Wohn III
Andrew Scott Jr.
Michael Fox Orr
W. Braxton Gillam
City Council member Garrett Dennis and store manager Donna Plant prepare to cut the ribbon during grand-opening ceremonies Wednesday at the 6787 Wilson Blvd. Wawa store.
And it's cut....
The Edward H. White High School band dances outside the Wawa.
The Edward H. White High School band takes a photo after the ceremonies.
Free coffee is offered as a grand-opening perk.
A color guard was on hand as the national anthem was sung.
Police officers make hoagies before the grand opening ceremony. Later they would take on firefighters in a hoagie-making contest.
Crowds fill the store during the grand opening.
Wawa employees dance during the opening.
Gas was $1.99 for regular on opening day.
Customers gas up at $1.99 a gallon for regular.
Wally Goose and Shorti the hoagie greet visitors inside the store.
The national anthem is played during the grand-opening ceremony.
The Wawa is the first to open in Duval County.
Wawa is at 6787 Wilson Blvd.
William Mathews, manager of Grub Burger Bar, works outside of the restaurant Wednesday at The Strand at Town Center. Grub Burger Bar is one of at least 20 restaurants now open or coming to the St. Johns Town Center area.
Town Center Promenade includes restaurants such as Red Robin, Blaze Pizza, Newk’s Eatery and Texas de Brazil along with the Aldi grocery store and Mattress Firm.
The Wawa gas station and convenience store nears completion at The Crossing at Town Center. It’s along Gate Parkway across from The Markets at Town Center. Already operating is the PDQ restaurant.
Many of the stores and restaurants coming to the St. Johns Town Center area are new to Jacksonville, including 2nd & Charles and Grub Burger Bar.
Whiteway Deli & Tavern in Riverside will no longer sell breakfast.
Whiteway Deli & Tavern will offer craft beers and whiskey.
The 90-year-old Whiteway Deli in Riverside renovated its Riverside location and added two bars, becoming Whiteway Deli & Tavern.
The bar area of Whiteway Deli & Tavern.
Barrique Kitchen & Wine Bar of Avondale at 3563 St. Johns Ave. fills the space formerly occupied by Cowford Traders.
A dining room at Barrique Kitchen & Wine Bar.
The bar at Barrique features more than 200 wines.
Barrique Kitchen & Wine Bar has two private dining rooms, including this one. The restaurant’s main dining room will accommodate more than 50 customers.