MIX OF PAST AND PRESENT
EGAD Main Street’s vision for Eau Gallie also
includes a river boardwalk running from the Eau
Gallie Causeway north to Pineapple Park. A treelined
walkway would connect the boardwalk to
“EGAD’s Vision Quest is a culmination of past and
present ideas for systematically shaping the development
of Eau Gallie, the most historically significant
area in South Brevard,” said Mike McBride, EGAD
Main Street’s board chairman.
“It is a conversation starter, a vision with which we
will work the proper channels for as long as necessary
to make a reality,” he said.
If all goes according to plan, the Eau Gallie Arts District
will emerge energized, but still anchored in its past.
“A foot in history and a foot in the future,” Gores
said. “There’s bigger magic ahead.”
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area, and what had once been their weekend retreat has
become their full-time home. He hopes the hotel he plans
to build will further enhance the town’s already high
scores in the lovability meter.
“This arts hotel will be the catalyst for our arts district to
grow and prosper,” said Mayor Paul Alfrey, who grew up
in EGAD and wants the district to retain its artsy flavor.
PLENTY OF POTENTIAL
Jarnes, it seems, is not the only businessman who has
discovered EGAD’s potential.
“We have a lot of new businesses and even more
opening in the next few weeks,” said Donna Lynn,
founder of Synergia Global Inc. and treasurer of EGAD
Main Street. “Right now, we have a lot of interest in
commercial real estate.”
In July, EGAD Main Street, which helps preserve the
eclectic district’s past and guides its future, presented a
district redevelopment Vision Quest that, in addition to
proposed hotel and garage plans, promoted redeveloping
St. Claire Street as a main street connection with Highland
Reimagined, the street would S-curve from U.S. 1 and end
at Highland Avenue in front of the proposed parking garage
and the Eau Gallie Civic Center.
The new St. Claire would include street parking, art-inspired
roundabouts and opportunity for property owners
and developers to build eight to 12 retail and office buildings
in a planned fashion.
FIFTH AVENUE ART GALLERY
Artist studios are part of the charm of the district.
EGAD MAIN STREET
Yoga is never boring at Eau Gallie Square.