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Five Points is due for a well-earned makeover in the coming years.
The Five Points streetscape will receive a well-earned makeover, to the benefit of Riverside Avondale residents.

Riverside Avondale Preservation Society has some major plans on the drawing board for a comprehensive Five Points makeover. Plans will incorporate both aesthetic and functional improvements, making it safer, more walkable, and more diverse in its eating, drinking and entertainment offerings.

The Five Points Plan was presented at the February Riverside Avondale Preservation society meeting, with the primary stakeholders, the Five Points Merchants Association, and many Riverside Avondale residents in attendance.

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New Executive Director named for Riverside Avondale Preservation Society

John Gorrie Dog Park, Community Garden,  Spring Home Tour and Luminaria all on the schedule for RAP in 2016.

Congratulations to our new Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP) Executive Director Adrienne Burke! Adrienne steps in after former Executive Director Carmen Godwin hands over the reigns. Carmen was a strong and dedicated Riverside Avondale Preservation Executive Director for eight years, and she did a fabulous job leading RAP's efforts. Carmen is keeping her hands in historic work, as she takes on the role of Program Manager for the Florida Association of Museums.

Lemacaron hails from Sarasota, and is coming to The Shoppes of Avondale.
The Shoppes of Avondale welcomes a new luxurious selection of French pastries at Le Macaron.

In Avondale, you can savor the fine restaurants and cafes. You can taste the wine, cheese and chocolate. It may sound like a Parisian dream, but it’s reality for residents of Avondale.

The Shoppes of Avondale will soon welcome Le Macaron French Pastries. Le Macaron features a seemingly endless selection of ever so delicate, crisp-on-the-outside, decadent-on-the-inside French patisserie macarons, (and please don’t call them macaroons).

Le Macaron will set up shop in The Shoppes of Avondale this Summer.

Coming in the Spring, Le Macaron offers that signature French delicacy in a myriad of flavors and fillings. 
 

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More smaller restaurant may be able to serve hard liquor in Avondale.

Avondale restaurants smaller than 200 seats may qualify for a boost in revenue du to alchohol sales. 

The subject of Avondale restaurants is on the menu as lawmakers head to Tallahassee for the next legislative session.

Florida Representative Reggie Fullwood (Avondale) is going to bring up legislation that would enable more bars and restaurants in Avondale and Riverside to serve hard liquor. Under the current law, Avondale restaurants must have at least 200 seats to serve liquor beyond beer and wine. If Representative Fullwood’s bill is successful, restaurants as small as 100 seat capacity would be able to serve hard liquor.  

Beacon Riverside had sold only 25 percent of its units since its announcement in 2013. About 25 percent of the Beacon Riverside units were pre-sold since the announcement in 2013.

With a lack of pre-sales at the Beacon Riverside, a 16-story Riverside/Avondale waterfront high-rise announced in 2013, developers have put a hold on the project. Due to start construction in early 2014, the project’s developer, NAI Hallmark Partners, has not had the robust sales predicted, with only about 25 percent of the units pre-sold. About half of the 45 units needed to be sold for construction to commence on schedule.  

 

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