14 Jan Crystal River Growth During Pandemic
Crystal River’s downtown area continues to boom with new business and construction despite the global pandemic. The opening of new businesses, both retail and eateries, along with enhancements to the city’s natural surroundings bring a new vibe to downtown. Tourists and residents are finding these new changes to be very beneficial to Crystal River growth.
Crystal River Growth- King’s Bay Riverwalk Expansion
This year, the city of Crystal River goes into Phase II of the King’s Bay Riverwalk. Construction should complete within the year. The King’s Bay Riverwalk is great for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy a path through downtown and along the waterfront. Riverwalk goers will pass by many hotels, retail stores and restaurants.
Additionally, there are many scenic overlooks to catch sunrises and sunsets. The King’s Bay Riverwalk ends at the King’s Bay Park. The park is a family-friendly area complete with a playground, picnic area, pavilions and outdoor grills. Also, water lovers can enjoy fishing from the dock, pier and even launch paddleboards/kayaks from this point.
New Towne Square Park
During Summer 2020, the new Crystal River Towne Square Park construction of Phase I finished. The new park features a walking trail, fountain and public restrooms. The Towne Square Park beautifies the center of the historic downtown Crystal River on Citrus Avenue. Next, Phase II is set to include an event lawn, children’s splash pad and open area that will tie into the historic pump house, water tower and crosstown trail into the Riverwalk. Once complete, the park will serve as an eye-catching gateway into Crystal River’s downtown, bringing more visitors to local businesses.
Crystal River Booms with New Business
Along with new construction, Crystal River’s growth includes a multitude of new businesses. Some of the new retail shops include: All About Nature (Heritage Village area) and Fishhook Outfitters (Citrus Avenue). Also, some new additions include bars and restaurants. Downtown Crystal River now features KC Wine Shop, Kane’s Cattle Co. and St. John’s Tavern. Cattle Dog Roasters, a local coffee shop chain, opened in Heritage Village as well. Furthermore, Crystal River sees growth along highway 19 with the Boil Yard Restaurant and Waterfront Social on King’s Bay. Also, if you’re looking for some family fun, JAM indoor family entertainment center is now open at the mall. The JAM center features fun family games, a restaurant and full-service bar inside the Crystal River Mall.
Not only are the famous manatee drawing more visitors to our area, but so are the new businesses and downtown Crystal River growth. All of these wonderful attractions adds to the overall charm of downtown Crystal River. The future is looking bright for businesses, home building and tourism in Citrus County, Florida.
Let’s Build Your Crystal River Dream Home
When you’re ready to build and be part of Crystal River growth, contact the professionals at Edward Russell Johnston, Inc. Over 43 years of building homes along the Nature Coast. Call (352) 795-2200 to get started.