The Neighborhood

People have been asking about the neighborhood around Volta. Here's a quick guide to the surrounding area...

The view out of the front door, at the Market Street Pub and 1st. Street:

Our building. Brophy's Irish Pub is on the left side, Volta has the center two doors, Casino's Pizza has the small space on the right. Two of the largest bars/night clubs are a half block to the north; we have at least 18 bars within a block and a half.

American Apparel took over the old Rice Hardware building for their first Florida store; it's a half block away on the other side of the street. The new county court house is a half block south. Most of the people working at the court building already park in our building; apparently all will be parking there (and walking by our shop twice a day) soon.

The only two dedicated coffee spots downtown are five blocks away, and across the street from each other. Neither shop has the same sort of focus that we'll have on our coffee and tea.

A high-end/high-rise condo was slated to go in across the street from the shop, but it was caught out by the housing crunch. The owners have cut the size in half and are supposedly trying to re-launch the project.

A second high-rise student apartment complex is going in on the other side of our shop.

What housing crunch? Another massive student apartment complex a block and a half from our shop; this one covers four blocks. Shands at AGH hospital is another block west, the UF campus is 11 blocks west.