Downtown Crystal River Continues to Grow Amid a Pandemic

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Downtown Crystal River is flourishing with new business and construction. From the development of the King’s Bay Riverwalk, the new Towne Square Park and even new restaurants and retail shops. Downtown Crystal River continues to grow amidst the Covid-19 outbreak. Tourists and residents alike enjoy the new changes and progress the city continues to make.

King’s Bay Riverwalk Construction

Kings Bay Riverwalk, Crystal River, FL Beginning in the new year, the King’s Bay Riverwalk is set to go into Phase II of construction and even complete by 2021. Currently, the King’s Bay Riverwalk leads walkers and bicyclists along downtown Crystal River and waterfront areas. Down the Riverwalk, visitors will pass many local hotels, retail stores and restaurants.

Also, there are plenty of scenic overlooks. Perfect for enjoying sunsets over the pristine waters of King’s Bay. The Riverwalk ends at the King’s Bay Park, a family-friendly area. The park is full of picnic areas, grills, pavilions and even a children’s playground. Additionally, water lovers can enjoy the fishing dock, pier and kayak launch area.

Town Square Park

This summer, the new Crystal River Town Square construction of Phase I completed. The beautiful new Town Square features a walking trail, fountain, and public restrooms. The Town Square is in the center of the downtown Crystal River area on Citrus Avenue.

Crystal River Towne Square FountainNext, city officials have begun planning the second phase of the Town Square project. This phase will include an event lawn, children’s splash pad and an open area that ties into the historic pump house, water tower and crosstown trail into the Riverwalk. The funds have been secured and construction should begin soon. Once complete, the Towne Square Park will serve as a beautiful gateway into downtown Crystal River, drawing more visitors to the area and local businesses.

Business Continues to Boom

Additionally, the city of Crystal River gained a multitude of various new businesses. Some of the latest retail shops include, All About Nature in Heritage Village and Fishhook Outfitters on Citrus Avenue. The latest additions include new restaurants and bars. Downtown Crystal River now features St. John’s Tavern, KC Wine Shop and Kane’s Cattle Co. The popular Cattle Dog Coffee Roasters is now open in Heritage Village on the other side of Citrus Avenue.

KC Wine Bar, downtown Crystal River FLAlso, Crystal River grows along highway 19 with The Boil Yard restaurant. For those looking for waterfront dining, look no further than the new Waterfront Social. Waterfront Social is an upscale restaurant at the end of Paradise Point, overlooking King’s Bay. Furthermore, if you’re looking for some fun, check out the JAM indoor family entertainment center in the Crystal River Mall. The JAM center features fun games, dining and a full-service bar for visitors.

In conclusion, the city of Crystal River grows in businesses and community projects. This growth adds to the overall charm of this wonderful area. The future looks bright for businesses, home building and tourism for the city of Crystal River in Citrus County, Florida!

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