Downtown Jacksonville’s Hourglass Pub & Coffee House announced it will be closing on Feb. 3.


Owner Shannon Widow wrote a post on Facebook (see post below) on Jan. 8 announcing the closure.

The post read, “The last three and a half years have been the most amazing years of my life, but not without some sacrifices and struggles. I’ve sacrificed a lot to do this and keep it going … family, money, time, friendships, and last but most health and sanity.”

She continued, “Time has come for me to take a step back and focus on me, on my family, my relationship, my future and what I really want to do.

There are bigger dreams to pursue and I’m gonna go pursue them.”

Widow has owned the Hourglass Pub & Coffee House at 345 E. Bay St. since June 2014.

The business will be open its normal hours, from 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Tuesday-Sunday and closed on Mondays.

At the end of the Facebook post, Widow said, “Thank you for everything friends. I couldn’t have done any of it without you. I have found love and acceptance and fellowship with so many of you amazing people.”