If you have ever noticed a downtown property, whose boarded windows boast a mural of jaguars lounging on a black-and-white-checkered floor, then you have seen the Bostwick Building. The historic, weathered structure, situated at the corner of Bay and Ocean, was recently purchased by Jacques Klempf, a Jacksonville native and the CEO of Dixie Egg Company, one of the largest egg producers in the country and probably responsible for that dozen of Eggland’s Best sitting in your refrigerator.[one_half][/one_half]
Last week, Klempf revealed plans for the site, including a high-end steakhouse and rooftop bar, dubbed the Cowford Chophouse. The chops, seafood and raw bar will be operated by Wine Lounge Concepts, a partnership between Fraser Burns, Chad Munsey and Klempf, which also recently purchased one of Jacksonville’s most highly regarded restaurants, Bistro AIX, as well as having launched Ovinté in the St. John’s Town Center, last year.
While the plans for the partnership’s concept are pending approval, it will come as a great surprise if this restaurant does not deliver a top-tier dining experience for the downtown area’s visitors, as both of Wine Lounge Concepts’ current restaurants have received beyond four stars in overall reviews.