On November 18th, Cowford Chophouse owner Jacques Klempf, Danis Construction and the Downtown Investment Authority held a topping off ceremony at the Cowford Chophouse, which is slated to open next year at 101 East Bay Street in Jacksonville’s Downtown neighborhood. The ceremony celebrated the installation of the highest piece of steel, a major milestone in the building’s construction.
“We appreciate the community’s support for this project. Reaching this milestone has bolstered our enthusiasm to complete this project. We are grateful to Danis Construction, the Downtown Investment Authority, Design Cooperative and all of the contractors who have helped us so far,” said Klempf.
Construction at the Cowford Chophouse continued on schedule through October and early November, with the exception of a two-day pause for Hurricane Matthew on October 6 and 7. At this point, framing for the exterior masonry walls has been poured and construction has begun. About 80 percent of the roof steel is set. The progress also includes the highest steel beam, installed at a height of 51 feet and eight inches. The installation was recognized during the topping off ceremony.
In the coming weeks, bricks from the historic exterior walls will continue to be cleaned, detailed, and re-installed at the southwest corner. Additionally, second-floor kitchen slabs will be finalized and construction will continue on the third floor with masonry and cast-in-place concrete.
Upon completion, the chophouse and raw bar will feature a two-story dining room, as well as a rooftop terrace bar and lounge. Danis Construction is providing the construction services for the project, and Design Cooperative is providing all architectural services.
For behind-the-scenes progress photos, follow the Cowford Chophouse on Facebook, Twitter (@cowfordjax) and Instagram (@cowfordchophouse).
Photos courtesy of the Cowford Chophouse.