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The following is this week’s issue of the #DTJax Weekly Update e-newsletter. To receive this in your email inbox each week, sign-up here.

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Instagram of the Week

 

Photo by @emilyc.jpg
Tag your Downtown photo #DTJax for a chance to be featured.

 

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Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts & Culture

Tuesday, August 14
Thursday, August 16
Friday, August 10
Saturday, August 11

 

Live Music & Nightlife

Thursday, August 9
Friday, August 17
Saturday, August 18

Sunday, August 19

Monday, August 20

 

Sports, Health + Fitness

 

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Get Involved

 

COJ City Council Meeting 
Join the City of Jacksonville for a City Council meeting. Details.
When: Tuesday, August 14, 5 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Council Chambers

 
 
 
 
 

Hogans Creek Cleanup
 

Join Groundwork Jacksonville and other local organizations in a cleanup along Hogans Creek. Gloves, trash bags and water will be provided. Details

When: Saturday, August 18, 9:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: 700 E. Union St.

 
 
 
 
 

Volunteer Opportunities: First Wednesday Art Walk – September
Help us make #ArtWalkJax a success and support Downtown’s signature monthly event! Details.

 

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#DTJax News

 

 

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New businesses in #DTJax:

 

Now Open!

1075 Hendricks Ave.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

580 College St.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

225 E. Coastline Dr.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Coming Soon:

Burlock and Barrel logoBurlock & Barrel Distillery
417 Magnolia St.

 
 
 
 
 

120 E. Forsyth St.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SHOR Seafood Grill, Hyatt Regency225 E. Coastline Dr.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SHOR Tavern, Hyatt Regency
225 E. Coastline Dr.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

112 E. Adams St.
229 Hogan St.

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Stories From BlogDTJax.com

 

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DVI Updates:

 

2017 State of Downtown Report

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

It’s an exciting time for Downtown Jacksonville. As we watch Downtown “potential” turn into action, we have a lot of successes to celebrate. Read about current development, employment and residential trends in this 12-month look at the Downtown Jacksonville progress. Read or download the PDF here.

 
 

2016-2017 Annual Report
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Have you ever wondered, what exactly does DVI do in a year? Check out our latest Annual Report, which highlights accomplishments and financial information for fiscal year 2016-2017. Read or download the PDF here.
 

2018 Art Walk Sponsorship Opportunities

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Downtown’s signature monthly event, First WednesdayArt Walk attracts 8,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with 30+ galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars and businesses. In its 14th year, Art Walk celebrates the local art scene by featuring hundreds of artists, performers and live music acts. Be a partner today! Download the kit here.

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Wrap up summer the best way possible by choosing from a wide variety of concerts coming to #DTJax during the month of August! There’s a concert for everyone this month and Daily’s Place couldn’t be a better venue to enjoy the summertime weather while having cover to protect you from the Florida sun and rain!

Wiz Khalifa & Rae Sremmurd: Dazed & Blazed Tour | August 15

Wiz Khalifa is one of the hottest rap artists performing right now so you won’t want to miss this concert! He is joined by Rae Sremmurd, Lil Skies and O.T. Genasis for the Dazed & Blazed Tour.

 

 

 

 

 

Good Vibes with Jason Mraz & Brett Dennen | August 17

If you’re looking for some feel good music to enjoy, look no further than Jason Mraz’s Good Vibes tour with Brett Dennen. Jason Mraz is a pop singer-songwriter known for singles such as “The Remedy,” “I’m Yours” and “Lucky.” Brett Dennen is a folk singer-songwriter who just released his sixth studio album.

 

 

 

 

Linsey Stirling + Evanescence | August 20

You won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind performance from Linsey Sterling and Evanescence. Linsey Sterling is a violinist, dancer and America’s Got Talent quarter finalist. She is known for her unique performances that combine electronic violin music and impressive dancing. Evanescence is a Grammy Award winning rock band that is known for their album “Fallen.”

 

 

 

 

Jeff Beck and Paul Rodgers | August 23

Classic rock fans will have a great time seeing Jeff Beck and Paul Rodgers live in concert! Jeff Beck is an eight time Grammy Award winning musician and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Member. He was named by RollingStones as one of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” Paul Rodgers is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who has been a part of bands such as Free, Bad Company and The Firm. Also joining the performance will be Ann Wilson from Heart.

 

 

 

 

August has an exciting lineup of concerts that will suit everyone’s taste of music, so come visit #DTJax if you’re looking for something fun to do during the last bit of summer! For a full list of things to do and ways to enjoy downtown, visit our directory.

 

Whoa, where did our summer go? Our Duval County students start their first day back at school next week! Parents, we’re sure you’ll miss having the kids around so here are some last minute activities in #DTJax to make the last few days of summer count.

Beat the Heat

Whether it’s a movie, a live show or a museum, these activities will let you and the kids stay out of the Florida heat!

Chamblin’s Uptown
Summer readings are typically located at the front of the store but be prepared to get lost in a sea of books – they have two stories, wall-to-ceiling filled with all the titles you can think of. The bookshop and first floor cafe are open every day. If you’re looking for a specific book, don’t hesitate to
call so they can put it aside for you!

Florida Theatre
During the summertime, the Florida Theatre showcases Summer Movie Classics every Sunday. This weekend, enjoy a showing of Robin Williams’s Mrs. Doubtfire in celebration of the film’s 25th anniversary. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the theatre’s website.

 

Museum of Science and History
Spark their curiosity by visiting  one of #DTJax’s museums. The Museum of Science and History is currently offering half-off admission to all its guests before the school year starts. Take advantage of these fleeting summer days to enjoy Jacksonville’s most visited museum!

 

Times Union Center
The Times Union Center for the Performing Arts is Jacksonville’s main hub for live entertainment and other performing arts needs in the city. Toddlers and young children will be excitedto know that Paw Patrol Live! 2018 will be in #DTJax this weekend! The show has four performances lined up on Saturday and Sunday. Get your last minute tickets here.

 

 

Explore the Outdoors

Keep the little ones out of the house the last few days of summer with these fun local favorites!

Riverboat Science and History Tours
After enjoying MOSH’s exhibits, hop on one of their riverboats for a tour of the St. John’s! The museum has partnered up with the St. John’s River Taxi to provide “a ride through history” every Saturday. Boats dock from the Friendship Fountain promptly at 4 p.m. For tickets or more information, visit the museum’s website here.

 

Riverside Arts Market
Celebrate local businesses this Saturday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Riverside Arts Market. The market is located in the Riverside-Avondale district under the Fuller Warren Bridge. RAM has something for the entire family with rotating food trucks, vendor booths, live entertainment and morning yoga. It’s also a hotspot for back to school presents for teachers!

 

 

Get Creative

Creating things with the kiddos is a great way to bond and make the most of your time together before school starts. These family friendly spots are will allow you to collaborate and get creative!

Jax Makerspace
This is the perfect spot for hands-on activities with the kids. The Jacksonville Main Library has dedicated a huge portion of their main floor to promote creativity through music, art, technology and more. The librarians provide a variety of classes free to the public by partnering with local Jacksonville makers. Check out the Jax Makerspace calendar to see what they’re offering this weekend.

 

Sweet Pete’s Candy
Who doesn’t love sweets? Jacksonville’s candy emporium, Sweet Pete’s Candy Co. is offering a special Craft Soda and Candy Pairing until October 15th.Taste six sodas perfectly paired with gourmet chocolates and candies. There are currently seven time slots open this weekend. Make a reservation to guarantee a spot!

 

These are just a few of the last minute summer activities that #DTJax has to offer. Enjoy the summer days and, for the kiddos, have an amazing first day back! Visit our website for a full calendar of activities this weekend.

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The following is this week’s issue of the #DTJax Weekly Update e-newsletter. To receive this in your email inbox each week, sign-up here.

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Instagram of the Week

 

Photo by @thekoppgroup

 

Tag your Downtown photo #DTJax for a chance to be featured.

 

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Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts & Culture

Wednesday, August 8
Thursday, August 9
Friday, August 10
Saturday, August 11

 

Live Music & Nightlife

Thursday, August 9
Friday, August 10
Saturday, August 11
Sunday, August 12
Monday, August 13

 

Sports, Health + Fitness

 

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Get Involved

 

Purple Heart Celebration
 
Please join MOPH Chapter 524 and the City of Jacksonville to honor those who have spilled their blood or have given their very lives in the name of freedom. Details.
When: Tuesday (today), August 7, 6-7 p.m.
Where: Duval County Veterans Memorial Wall
 
 
 

 

Changing Homelessness: August General Membership Meeting 
 
Join Changing Homeless to learn about the progress, performance measures and future plans. Details.
When: Thursday, August 9, 8:30-10 a.m.
Where: First United Methodist Church

 
 
 
 

The Amplified Business Growth Summit
 
This summit provides branding, media strategies, profit growth and action plans! Details.
When: Friday, August 10, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Jessie Ball duPont Center

 
 
 
 
 

Waterway/Watefront Activation Public Meeting 
 
Join City Council Member Lori Boyer for a public meeting discussing ways to activate our City’s rivers, tributaries, the Intracoastal Waterway and Beaches and hear progress updates. Details.
When: Friday, August 10, 10 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Lynwood Roberts Room
 
 
 

 
 

2018 August Surge with Changing Homelessness 

 

 

Volunteer Opportunities: First Wednesday Art Walk – September
Help us make #ArtWalkJax a success and support Downtown’s signature monthly event! Details.

 

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#DTJax News

 

 

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New businesses in #DTJax:

 

Now Open!

1075 Hendricks Ave.
 
 
 
 
 
 

580 College St.
 
 
 
 
 
 

225 E. Coastline Dr.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Coming Soon:

Burlock and Barrel logoBurlock & Barrel Distillery
417 Magnolia St.

 
 
 
 
 
 

120 E. Forsyth St.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SHOR Seafood Grill, Hyatt Regency

225 E. Coastline Dr.

 
 
 
 
 
 

SHOR Tavern, Hyatt Regency
225 E. Coastline Dr.

 

 
 
 
 

112 E. Adams St.
229 Hogan St.

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Stories From BlogDTJax.com

 

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DVI Updates:

 

2017 State of Downtown Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

We recently released the new State of Downtown Report. Here are some of the things we’re excited about:
  • An exponential increase in development is turning Downtown’s “potential” into action. With more than $3.5 billion in projects completed, under construction or proposed in 2017, Downtown Jacksonville is on track to quickly beat the progress of the last 17 years combined.
  • Demand for Downtown living is high. Residential units are 96% occupied. More than 900 units are under construction and 2,400 units are proposed. In addition, more than 86% of residents have a favorable opinion of living Downtown.
  • Universities are bringing students Downtown. JTA is investing in new public transportation services and the City of Jacksonville is working on multiple projects to make Downtown more bicycle and pedestrian-friendly. And, a number of new hotels have been announced.
  •  
    These are big wins for Downtown and the better Downtown does, the better we all do. Read or download the PDF here.

    2016-2017 Annual Report

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    Have you ever wondered, what exactly does DVI do in a year? Check out our latest Annual Report, which highlights accomplishments and financial information for fiscal year 2016-2017. Read or download the PDF here.

    2018 Art Walk Sponsorship Opportunities

     

    2018 AW Sponsorship Thumbnail
     
    Downtown’s signature monthly event, First WednesdayArt Walk attracts 8,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with 30+ galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars and businesses. In its 14th year, Art Walk celebrates the local art scene by featuring hundreds of artists, performers and live music acts. Be a partner today! Download the kit here.

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    The following is this week’s issue of the #DTJax Weekly Update e-newsletter. To receive this in your email inbox each week, sign-up here.

    __________________________________________________________________________

    Instagram of the Week

     

     

     

    Tag your Downtown photo #DTJax for a chance to be featured.

     

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    Things To Do Downtown

     

    Arts & Culture

     

    Live Music & Nightlife

     

    Sports, Health + Fitness

     

    __________________________________________________________________________ 

     

    Get Involved

     

     
     

    Volunteer Opportunities: First Wednesday Art Walk
     

    Help us make #ArtWalkJax a success and support Downtown’s signature monthly event! Learn more here.

     

     __________________________________________________________________________ 

     

    #DTJax News

     

     

    ___________________________________________________________________

     

    New businesses in #DTJax:

     

    Now Open!

    225 E. Coastline Dr.
    Now Open!

     
     
     
     
     

    Coming Soon:

    Burlock and Barrel logoBurlock & Barrel Distillery
    417 Magnolia St.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    1075 Hendricks Ave.

     
     
     
     
     

    120 E. Forsyth St.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    SHOR Seafood Grill, Hyatt Regency

    225 E. Coastline Dr.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    SHOR Tavern, Hyatt Regency
    225 E. Coastline Dr.

     
     
     
     
     

    112 E. Adams St.
    229 Hogan St.

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    Stories From BlogDTJax.com

     

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    DVI Updates:

     
     

    NEW! 2017 State of Downtown Report
     
    Last week we were pleased to release the new State of Downtown Report.

    Here are some of the things we’re excited about:

    An exponential increase in development is turning Downtown’s “potential” into action. With more than $3.5 billion in projects completed, under construction or proposed in 2017, Downtown Jacksonville is on track to quickly beat the progress of the last 17 years combined.

    Demand for Downtown living is high. Residential units are 96% occupied. More than 900 units are under construction and 2,400 units are proposed. In addition, more than 86% of residents have a favorable opinion of living Downtown.

    Universities are bringing students Downtown. JTA is investing in new public transportation services and the City of Jacksonville is working on multiple projects to make Downtown more bicycle and pedestrian-friendly. And, a number of new hotels have been announced.

    These are big wins for Downtown and the better Downtown does, the better we all do. Read or download the PDF here.

    2016-2017 Annual Report

    Screen Shot 2017-11-15 at 9.20.20 AM

    Have you ever wondered, what exactly does DVI do in a year? Check out our latest Annual Report, which highlights accomplishments and financial information for fiscal year 2016-2017. Read or download the PDF here.

     

    2018 Art Walk Sponsorship Opportunities
     

    2018 AW Sponsorship Thumbnail
     
    Downtown’s signature monthly event, First WednesdayArt Walk attracts 8,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with 30+ galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars and businesses. In its 14th year, Art Walk celebrates the local art scene by featuring hundreds of artists, performers and live music acts. Be a partner today! Download the kit here.

    DVI Intern Experience

    By: Alexis TerKonda

    Admiring artwork, trying new food trucks, and exploring Downtown Jacksonville sounds like what some may do for an exciting weekend activity. Luckily for me, I have had the opportunity to do this for the past several weeks as an intern for Downtown Vision. Interning at Downtown Vision has provided me with a variety of new experiences, as well as a valuable hands on learning experience that will be beneficial in the future.

    I applied for the internship with Downtown Vision primarily to gain experience in the marketing field, as I am a marketing major at the University of North Florida. However, I am also a Jacksonville native that has grown up around the beaches, so Downtown Jacksonville was unfamiliar territory for me that I had an interest in learning more about.

    As a marketing intern for Downtown Vision, I have worked on photography, social media, and website projects while also learning more about Downtown Jacksonville. On the first day of my internship I was handed a camera and asked to take photos of some of the murals that can be found around downtown. As a photography and art enthusiast, this was the perfect first-day-on-the-job assignment for me. I spent my morning exploring downtown and becoming familiar with over 10 large scale murals that were painted by artists from all over the world. With the photos I took, I was asked to write a blog post about the art I found. What I enjoyed most about this project was the fact that I was given complete freedom to structure the blog post however I wanted. As a first day intern, it was exciting to be trusted with complete control over a project.

    Interning with a non-profit organization that promotes Downtown Jacksonville, I was given the opportunity to take a guided tour of the area to become more familiar with its history. Even though I have lived in Jacksonville almost my entire life, I came back from this tour with a new understanding of Jacksonville and the downtown area’s history. Who knew there was an entire underground tunnel system that connects the downtown banks or that Elvis Presley’s first indoor performance was at the Florida Theatre? I know I had no idea about any of this before taking the tour.

    A major part of interning with Downtown Vision is First Wednesday Art Walk. On the first Wednesday of every month, rain or shine, 5,000 individuals spend the evening in downtown supporting local artists, performers, vendors, and food trucks that congregate around Hemming Park. While working the June Art Walk, I had time to visit many of the surrounding venues that participate in the event. Specifically, I got to spend some time in Sweet Pete’s Candy Shop where I found out they have chocolate dipped key lime pie on a stick. It is definitely a dessert you don’t want to miss while in Downtown Jacksonville.

    Interning with DVI has been a wonderful experience so far. I have loved learning from and collaborating with a team of people that have a shared love for the city I have grown up in. From this internship, I will take away a better understanding for the marketing field along with more confidence in my skills through the responsibility and freedom I was given while at Downtown Vision.

    Loving #DTJax More Than I Already Did

    By: Reggie Agulto

    The urban core became my playground when I became acclimated with the city’s public transportation system at the tender age of 12. In fact, some of my best high school memories are in downtown Jacksonville – taking advantage of the city while I waited for my bus home. Since then, I have always found myself staying close to downtown.

    Landing an internship at Downtown Vision the summer before my senior year in college has not only allowed me to indulge in my love for #DTJax but also to enhance my knowledge about the history of our city and broaden my network with amazing individuals that keep the city moving. To get a glimpse of my experience as a DVI intern, here’s my Top Five favorite things from this summer – so far.

    1. Learning Experience

    Regardless of my major, I applied for the Marketing and Events Internship to learn more about event planning and marketing. I read the job description and thought: “This is one of my many passions” and said the same in my interview. Little did I know at the time, DVI was going to meet my expectations and more.

    I have always been confident in my writing skills but AP format is not within the borders of my comfort zone. I am more honed in the Chicago and MLA style. Let’s just say that my first couple weeks consisted of draft after draft – it was a real humbling experience! Aside from writing, creating graphics is one of my responsibilities. Though I am notorious for designing flyers and social media content for organizations on campus at Jacksonville University, I was not an expert in Photoshop and InDesign – two softwares typically used by marketing companies. Honing my skills with these systems during and outside of my work hours gave me a sense of purpose and self-improvement.

    So, if you’re looking for an interactive and enriching internship experience, I suggest looking at DVI!  After all, these summer internships shouldn’t just be another line in your resume – but something you enjoy.

    1. Fantastic People

    Just as you should love what you do, it is also preferable that you enjoy the company of the staff members. Though a small office on the corner of Adams & Hogan Street, DVI is staffed with lively individuals who will guide you in your endeavors and make work days seem shorter. I can honestly say that I have yet to dread coming into work, I rather look forward to it actually – which I am certain has a lot to do with the people I am working with. And in addition to the office staff, I have also had the pleasure to meet some of the amazing Downtown Ambassadors who contribute a great deal to a “clean, safe and friendly” Jacksonville.

    If you have yet to meet an ambassador, you can spot them around town in their distinctive orange polo shirts ready to assist in any way they can – some of those awesome individuals  include Lydia and Lionel who can be spotted cruising around the city on their segway!

    1. Prepping for Senior Year

    As a history major with several department-related minors, writing is pertinent – especially come senior year when I have to conjure up my thesis paper. Being at DVI three days a week, some of my tasks include writing blogs, proofreading proposals and drafting social media posts. Regardless of the countless drafts I have written, I am no doubt grateful for these assignments and my supervisor’s creative criticism. They kept my brain moving and kept me writing which I believe will alleviate any summer blues once I get settled in my writing intensive course in the fall.

    1. New Hideouts

    Touring the city with a Downtown Ambassador was one of my first memories as an intern. I learned so much more than I expected to! Thanks to this tour I became familiar with some downtown favorites outside of my scope of imagination – after all, I’m a creature of habit and that translated to the restaurants, coffee shops and museums I visited.

    Adding to my list of #DTJax favorites includes J.L. Trent’s, my new seafood go-to, located underneath the BB&T Tower and inside the renovated underground tunnel. If you’re craving some peace and quiet with a view, above Trent’s is a shaded outdoor patio that you can access by stairs – perfect for lunch or for summer reading.

    1. Old Hideouts

    “Know your city.” In my four years at JU, I found myself saying this to my peers – quite often.

    Many college-aged students write-off the urban core, frequenting the St. Johns Town Center and the beaches instead. But #DTJax offers so many possibilities for all personalities. You’ve read about one of my new favorite spots but here are some classics – places that never get old no matter how often you go.

    The fourth floor of the Main Library is a college student’s dream study hub – with row after row of tables, vintage blue lamps and natural lighting on the east wall. If you’re craving an outdoor study space, they have that too! On the second floor, you’ll find a large outdoor patio with rows of trees and a fountain.

    Right next door is Chamblin’s Uptown which will celebrate its 10th anniversary this month. I’ve frequented this used bookshop since I was in my tween years! Being only a block or two from DVI, I have found myself there every Tuesday before heading to my internship. You can’t go wrong with a cup of coffee and good read to start the week off!

    If you are a local who feels like you already know your way around #DTJax or an out-of-towner looking for a summer internship, don’t hesitate to visit the DVI’s website and see if it’s for you. Get ready to have a great time!

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    The following is this week’s issue of the #DTJax Weekly Update e-newsletter. To receive this in your email inbox each week, sign-up here.

    __________________________________________________________________________

    Instagram of the Week

     

     

    Tag your Downtown photo #DTJax for a chance to be featured.

     

    __________________________________________________________________________

     

    Things To Do Downtown

     

    Arts & Culture

     
     
     

    Live Music & Nightlife

     

    Sports, Health + Fitness

     

    __________________________________________________________________________ 

     

    Get Involved

     

    COJ City Council Meeting

     

    Join the City of Jacksonville for a city council meeting. For more information, visit their website here.
    When: TODAY (Tuesday) at 5 p.m.
    Where: Council Chamber, 117 W. Duval St., 1st Floor
     
     
     

     

    Downtown Monthly Street Count
     
    Changing Homelessness invites the community to help in the Downtown Monthly Street Count to help talk with people who are homeless and guide them towards resources to begin or continue a housing plan. More information here.
    When: TODAY (Tuesday) from 4-8 p.m.
    Where: Hemming Park
     
     

     

    Emerald Necklace Trail Master Plan Public Meeting
     
    Groundwork Jacksonville invites you to an exciting opportunity to get a sneak peek of the master plan and provide feedback that may be incorporated into the final design and branding of Jacksonville’s signature outdoor destination. More information here.
    When: TODAY (Tuesday) at 6 p.m.
    Where: FSCJ Advanced Technology Center, 401 W. State St.
     
     
     

    Volunteer Opportunities: First Wednesday Art Walk
     

    Help us make #ArtWalkJax a success and support Downtown’s signature monthly event! Sign up here.

     

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    #DTJax News

     

     

    ___________________________________________________________________

     

    New businesses in #DTJax:

     

    Now Open!

    Gili's Kitchen Logo
    126 W. Adams St.

     

     
     
     
     
     

    11 N. Ocean St.

     
     
     
     
     
     

    2 W. Independent Dr. Suite 154

     
     
     
     
     
     

    Justice Pub logo


    The Justice Pub
    315 E. Bay St.

     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Coming Soon:

    Burlock and Barrel logoBurlock & Barrel Distillery
    417 Magnolia St.

     

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    Stories From BlogDTJax.com

     

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    DVI Updates:

     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    “Apart from my goal to get people to QUEST and other providers is to encourage people that their tomorrow can be a lot better than what’s happening today in their lives.”

     

    Thanks to the Jacksonville Business Journal for this great article about our Social Services Outreach Specialist, Cindy Ray, and all that she does in the community to help people get off the streets. Read more here.

     

    Internship Opportunity
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

     
     
    2016-2017 Annual Report

    Screen Shot 2017-11-15 at 9.20.20 AM

    Have you ever wondered, what exactly does DVI do in a year? Check out our latest Annual Report, which highlights accomplishments and financial information for fiscal year 2016-2017. Read or download the PDF here.

    2016-2017 State of Downtown Report

    State of Downtown thumbnail

    It’s an exciting time for Downtown Jacksonville. Since the beginning of 2016, Downtown has seen more than $80 million in completed development projects, such as the Winston Family YMCA and Daily’s Place Amphitheater. More than $2 billion in projects are currently under construction or proposed. Read about currently development, employment and residential trends in this 18-month look at the progress in Downtown Jacksonville from January 2016-June 2017. Read or download the PDF here.
     
    2018 Art Walk Sponsorship Opportunities

    2018 AW Sponsorship Thumbnail

    Downtown’s signature monthly event, First WednesdayArt Walk attracts 8,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with 30+ galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars and businesses. In its 14th year, Art Walk celebrates the local art scene by featuring hundreds of artists, performers and live music acts. Be a partner today! Download the kit here.