“LOCAL is the new black” declares a sign in the window at 2400 Third Street South in Jacksonville Beach, the property formerly occupied by Starbucks. At last, residents of the Beaches can get Bold Bean Coffee without crossing the ditch! The new Jacksonville Beach Bold Bean Brew Bar is now hiring. Opening Day is estimated to be sometime in Spring 2014.
Bold Bean Coffee Roasters Brew Bar opened in Riverside on Stockton Street in December 2011. This is their first local expansion. Bold Bean specializes in, “hand-made, single-origin coffee, espresso beverages, very good beer and a community oriented atmosphere.” On weekends, local bands entertain coffee drinkers with live music. On January 14, the Jacksonville Business Journal reported that Bold Bean Brew Bar is in the running for the best coffee house in the Eastern US and Canada. The winner will be decided by a combination of secret shoppers and fan votes. You can vote for Bold Bean online until February 14.