Entries by Miranda Crocket

The Starting Line

I was about to entitle this post “The Finish Line”. This long journey, at times, has felt like a marathon and with construction wrapping up it feels like things are somehow drawing to a close. It takes me only a second to come to my senses and realize that this is only the beginning. We’ve […]

Old & New

There has been a lot of new activity down at 541 Barton St. lately. We’ve begun installing new cabinetry, trim, tiles and even beautiful new windows. While the space is in many ways modernized and unrecognizable from a few months ago we’ve been mindful of honouring the historic charm of this beautiful building. Many of […]


If you walked into 541 Barton St. at this very moment you would happen upon a flutter of activity. You would see that some walls have been knocked down and that new ones have been built in their place. You would see new plumbing waiting for sinks, electrical plugs waiting for coffee machines and new […]

Open House

This Saturday we are excited to be opening our doors for our first Open House! Come and see our beautiful building and view the plans for our upcoming renovations. Members of our team will be available to answer your questions and tell you more about this exciting new initiative. Visit maidsofjacksonville.com. We’ll also be offering a taste […]

A Long Time Coming

The inaugural blog post. After years of dreaming, planning and much hard work, 541  is on its way (and we finally have a blog!) On behalf of the team, I want to extend our deepest thanks to everyone who has helped, prayed for and encouraged us along the way. This project wouldn’t be possible without your […]

541 Info Night

On April 27th we were thrilled to host our first info night for 541 Eatery & Exchange (and first ever event at 541 Barton St.). We had the opportunity to share our business plan and our vision for the future and to premiere a short video (which will be available online shortly). I was so encouraged […]