Financial News and Daily Record: FSCJ Names Its Culinary Downtown Café 20West

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By: Karen Brune Mathis, Editor

A banner sign is up at 20 W. Adams St., where Florida State College at Jacksonville is developing student housing with a ground-floor café that will be open to the public.

It states that “20West Café, An FSCJ Culinary Dining Experience” is coming soon.

The city is reviewing a permit application for Danis Construction LLC to build-out the 5,072-square-foot restaurant space at a construction cost of $1 million.

FSCJ expects to open the 20 housing suites and the 90-seat café as soon as possible.

The café will operate as a “farm to table” counter-service restaurant and open for breakfast and lunch five days a week.

It also will be available nights and weekends for private events.

Philanthropist Jim Winston donated $100,000 in support of the cafe’s 12-seat private dining area, which will be called The Winston Room. Those seats are part of the 90 total.

The 20West Café name could be changed for a donor if an individual or organization wants naming rights to the restaurant.