Southbank Riverwalk Officially Reopened – Floating Party Barge May Be Next
The Southbank Riverwalk reopened February 26th after a $17M renovation. There were several delays in getting the project started, but Jacksoville’s Haskell Company oversaw the project to a successful finish. The Riverwalk runs along the edge of the St. Johns River on the Southbank side, from Friendship Fountain to the Duval School Board Building. The project features 4,000 feet of lighted walkway for pedestrians and community events, and will be rounded off with public art and two boat docks in the coming months. Downtown residents and supporters Al and Dawn Emerick are using this as an opportunity to launch a new idea, one that they hope will “drive even more local economic development and investment” in the area. The Emerick’s will be unveiling “The Barge”, a 120’x45′ floating event venue that can be moved to various points along the shoreline for special events. The unveiling will be on June 5th at Friendship Park/Fountain for the “Beer, Bourbon & Bacon” event, which is also sponsored by River City Brewing Co. Colleen Michele Jones with the Jacksonville Business Journal has the story.
Posted on February 27, 2015, in Development, Hotel-Restaurant-Tourism, JAX Business Journal, Port/Infrastructure and tagged Beer Bourbon & Bacon, Emerick, Haskell, Riverwalk, southbank, St. Johns River, The Barge. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.