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Main and Six Brewery plans late October opening (Renderings)

Dennis Espinosa now co-owns Main and Six at 1636 Main St N. with his mother, Cindy Lasky. The building will have about 90 seats and is just under 3,000 square feet, with 900 square feet of brew space. The build out cost about $300,000, not counting the brand-new brewing equipment.

Becky Morgan, an interior designer with BMorCreative, said she drew design inspiration from the signature hexagon paver seen throughout Springfield and that the brewery will feature “a modern take on a nostalgic feeling.” Morgan and many other members of the build out team are Springfield natives.
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Why an interior design company is setting up a brick-and-mortar in Springfield

Becky Morgan has been running her commercial interior design company for three years and now, she's setting up a storefront of her own.

Morgan, the owner of BMorCreative Inc., whose clients include planned restaurant and mixed-use space Crispy's and the Happy Grilled Cheese in Five Points, is opening a studio at 157 E. 8th Street soon.
As a resident of Springfield, Morgan said the decision to open a storefront was a convenient move for her, but also one that she believes could give her business more visibility.
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BABE #99, BECKY MORGAN, Founder + Interior Designer @ Bmorcreative, Inc.

Becky is an absolute badass. She's a licensed commercial interior designer who specializes in historic preservation with a focus on small business, and she's located right here in the heart of Jacksonville (where she works from the attic of her historic Springfield home - how fitting.) We're so honored she took the time to give us such a comprehensive look into her day-to-day work in the Commercial Interior Design industry. Thanks, Becky! You're a total babe.

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Women Share Their Paths to Architecture

In a meeting with a high school counselor to prepare for college in the early 1970s, Joanna Cenci Rodriguez was told she should “go into home economics.”

Rodriguez’ story was one of many told Thursday by the Jacksonville Women Business Owners Panel, five women architects, engineers, contractors and interior designers who broke into the male-dominated construction field.

The event was hosted by Jacksonville Women in Architecture, a new organization that’s part of the Jacksonville chapter of the American Institute of Architects. WIA promotes the professional development, advancement and visibility of women in the field.

Becky Morgan, founder of BMorCreative, an interior design firm that specializes in commercial space and historic preservation, said she opened her business in 2014 because it was the only way to truly reap the benefits of her hard work.

 “It took my owning a business for people to notice me,” Morgan said.

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Springing to life: Springfield’s current renaissance seems to have staying power

The renewal of Springfield has had its share of obstacles the last two decades. Today, skyrocketing home values and substantial Main Street business investments indicate the current turnaround may be sustainable.

After the 1960s, when the urban middle class began to flee to the suburbs, Springfield experienced decades of neglect. But the neighborhood always had its charms.

Changing perceptions In 2010, Southern Living and Florida Trend magazines touted one of Springfield’s comeback attempts.

Becky Morgan moved to Springfield that same year. Having lived in a gated community with a long list of restrictive covenants, she appreciated the neighborhood’s “free-spirited nature.”

“Everyone does their own thing,” she said.

At the time, Morgan said, Springfield had a “charming commercial corridor that was crumbling to pieces.” While that might have repelled many, Morgan — an interior designer with a passion for historic preservation — saw the potential.

“It’s just a vibe,” said Morgan, who o…