Fans of the popular craft beer bar Dahlia’s Pour House in the King Street Beer District will soon have another watering hole to frequent. The owner of Dahlia’s has announced that her new venture will be located in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Jacksonville. The new establishment is to be called Magnolia’s Pub and will grace the retail district on Edgewood Avenue near Roosevelt Boulevard.
This time around, owner Andrea Dahlia wants to include a restaurant component to compliment her robust beer and wine programs. Described as a family friendly restaurant, the menu will include eclectic items such as waffle sandwiches such as the waffle BLT, Fruit Loop waffles, salads and pub fare. A Saturday and Sunday brunch menu is also planned featuring French Toast Waffles, Hash Brown Egg Waffles, and create-your-own waffles.
Among the improvements planned for the location is a renovation of the outdoor seating area.
“We (want) to expand and up-date the back patio,” Dahlia enthused. “To make the outside parking lot and patio more appealing and enjoyable.”
Before Magnolia’s can open however, the requisite hearings must take place and the owners are asking for beer-lovers to show their support. According to Jacksonville parking code, the establishment requires 61 off-street parking spots. The problem is that there are only 16 spots available behind the building.
“I am not hearing of any problems with the requests for a parking reduction or outside sales and service,” said Dahlia. “But showing I have community support never hurts.”
The current parking determination includes several other businesses into account nor does it consider shared parking facilities on Plymouth Street. Dahlia is asking Murray Hill and surrounding area residents to take a moment to complete a short form indicating support for a parking requirement reduction from the city. The hearing for this request is currently scheduled for Thursday, October 8th at 1:00 p.m. The form can be found on Magnolia’s website at: http://magnoliaspub.com/we-need-your-help/