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South Kitchen & Spirits shutters Avondale location

Second location remains open at Nocatee Town Center in Ponte Vedra Beach

South Kitchen & Spirits is closing its Avondale location. (WJXT 2019)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – After three years in business, the owners of South Kitchen & Spirits in Avondale are calling it quits.

The closure was announced Wednesday on the restaurant’s Facebook page: “It is with a heavy heart that we are now permanently closed at South Avondale. We thank all of our loyal patrons and staff over the last three years.”

The restaurant, which neighbored Orsay near the intersection of Park and Dancy streets, was known for a unique riff on southern classics, including favorites like shrimp and grits and chicken and dumplings.

It’s unclear why the restaurant closed. But an initial version of the Facebook post suggested it was because the owners are moving forward with a “new project.”

It is with a heavy heart that we have permanently closed the doors at South Avondale after three years. We thank our...

Posted by South Kitchen & Spirits on Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Still, there’s good news for South regulars. A second location under different ownership will continue operating at the Nocatee Town Center at 150 Pine Lake Drive in Ponte Vedra Beach.

“All of the great menu items and delicious drinks are available there.”


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