Show in this 1950′s image with the single longest running tenant, F.W. Woolworth Co., this building at 1037 Park Street in the historic 5-Points shopping district of Jacksonville has been the home of numerous businesses since it first showed up in the city directory listings in 1928. Prior to that time the area was listed as residential and the particular address was not listed. With the assistance of the always helpful staff that maintains the Florida Collection in the Jacksonville Public Library’s main building downtown I was able to track down a fairly comprehensive list of the occupants of the building from the last 9 decades.
1928-1931 Great A&P Tea Company (first listing of the address in city directories)
1932-1936 Towers Hardware Company
1937-1938 listed as vacant
1939-1967 F.W. Woolworth Company
1968 No listings for this year at that address
1969-1972 Economy Five & Dime Department Store
1973-1976 United Five & Dime Inc.
1977-1983 Peterson Five & Ten
1984-1999 listed as both Peterson’s Variety Store and Peterson’s 5 & 10 & Flower Shop
2000-2009 Fuel Coffeehouse Inc.
2010-2014 There were no listings for this address
2015 Fitz Pullins Inventory Room is listed with the current owner
After sitting empty a number of years since Fuel Coffeehouse was in operation there, local businessman and artist Steve Williams has purchased the building and is in the process of bringing new life to the 88 year old structure. According to Williams the street level portion of the building will house Hoptinger, a German/American beer garden. There are also plans for a rooftop beer garden. The second floor is currently in the planning phase but Williams foresees it as a mixed use office space.
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