Main and Six Brewery Plans

Main and Six Brewery plans late October opening (Renderings)

Dennis Espinosa now co-owns Main and Six at 1636 Main St N. with his mother, Cindy Lasky. The building will have about 90 seats and is just under 3,000 square feet, with 900 square feet of brew space. The build-out cost about $300,000, not counting the brand-new brewing equipment. Becky Morgan, an interior designer with BMor Creative, said she drew design inspiration …

Why an Interior Design Company is Setting Up a Brick-and-Mortar in Springfield

Becky Morgan has been running her commercial interior design company for three years and now, she’s setting up a storefront of her own. Morgan, the owner of BMor Creative Inc., whose clients include planned restaurant and mixed-use space Crispy’s and the Happy Grilled Cheese in Five Points, is opening a studio at 157 E. 8th Street soon. As a resident of …

Babes Who Hustle

BABE #99, BECKY MORGAN, Founder + Interior Designer @ Bmor Creative, Inc.

Becky is an absolute badass. She’s a licensed commercial interior designer who specializes in historic preservation with a focus on small business, and she’s located right here in the heart of Jacksonville (where she works from the attic of her historic Springfield home – how fitting.) We’re so honored she took the time to give us such a comprehensive look …

Women Share Their Paths to Architecture

In a meeting with a high school counselor to prepare for college in the early 1970s, Joanna Cenci Rodriguez was told she should “go into home economics.” Rodriguez’s story was one of many told Thursday by the Jacksonville Women Business Owners Panel, five women architects, engineers, contractors and interior designers who broke into the male-dominated construction field. The event was …

Springfield

Springing to Life: Springfield’s Current Renaissance Seems to Have Staying Power

The renewal of Springfield has had its share of obstacles the last two decades. Today, skyrocketing home values and substantial Main Street business investments indicate the current turnaround may be sustainable. After the 1960s, when the urban middle class began to flee to the suburbs, Springfield experienced decades of neglect. But the neighborhood always had its charms. Changing perceptions In …

Crispy's Springfield

Main Street Makeover: Crispy’s Opening in Former Akra Bros. Store

By May, John Crispens hopes to renovate his vintage Springfield building at 1735 N. Main St. into Crispy’s, a restaurant, bar, art gallery and dry-cleaning service. “I’ve been wanting to start a business in Springfield for quite a while,” said Crispens, 46, who moved to Jacksonville from Long Island, N.Y., in 1992 and has been a Springfield resident for more …