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Are you interested in art? Do you also enjoy staying active and being outside? Do you have limited time and want an activity that will take an hour or less? Touring Downtown Jacksonville’s collection of wall murals is the perfect activity if one or all of those things mentioned above grabs your attention.

All within walking distance of each other, Downtown Jacksonville has nine unique wall murals designed by artists from all over the world. Ranging from abstract to contemporary to surreal, touring the downtown murals is a great activity for those who enjoy photography, art appreciation or want to put an interesting spin on getting exercise. Enjoy the guide below to make the most of your tour of some of #DTJax’s most diverse street art.

Stop 1: James Reka┃245 Water St.

The first mural, and one of the most impressive in size, is an abstract piece by Australian artist James Reka. Located across the Times Union Center for the Performing Arts, it is nearly impossible to miss this piece of art due to its size and striking color scheme. While you are in the area, take in the scenic views of the St. John’s River at the Jacksonville Landing.

 

 

Stop 2: Waone Interesni Kazki┃315 W. Forsyth St.

Located on the side of Akel’s Delicatessen, the second mural on the tour is from Ukrainian artist Waone Interesni Kazki.

 

 

 

 

 

Stop 3: Dourone & David Petroni┃111 N. Julia St.

Directly across from Waone Interesni Kazki’s mural is another too-big-to-miss mural. Spanish artist Dourone’s piece adds a bright splash of color to a large parking garage on Julia St. If you choose to take this tour during the morning or early afternoon, you can stop by the The Brick Coffee House to get a cup of coffee to take on the rest of your walk.

 

 

Stop 4: Borondo┃404 N. Julia St.

A short walk up Julia St. from the Dourone piece, you will find Spanish artist Gonzalo Borondo’s work located across from the Ed Austin Building.

 

 

 

 

Stop 5: Phlegm┃140 Monroe St.

On your walk from Borondo’s mural down Duval St., take some time to stop by Sweet Pete’s Candy shop to satisfy your sweet tooth and find almost every type of dessert imaginable. Once you make your way to Hemming Park, you will find UK artist Phlegm’s mural. You can view this expansive illustration while enjoying live music, food trucks, and other entertainment located in Hemming Park, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday.

 

 

Stop 6: René Romero Schuler┃231 N. Laura St.

A short walk up W. Monroe St. will lead you to artist René Romero Schuler’s brightly colored mural. While admiring this piece, you can stop in Chamblin’s Uptown, a bookstore specializing in used and rare books. This is a must see for any book worm!

 

 

 

 

Stop 7: Ricky Lee Gordon┃41 E. Duval St.

From Chamblin’s you can make your way up to Duval St. where you
will find South African artist,
Ricky Lee Gordon’s, mural. If you’re looking for a light and healthy meal, from this mural you can walk to Super Food and Brew. They have a wide selection of salads and sandwiches, as well as a variety of beer to choose from.

 

 

Stop 8: Adele Renault┃100 E. Adams St.

A three minute walk from the Gordon mural will bring you to Adele Renault’s lengthy mural. This piece covers the entire side of a building with an optical illusion like design. Located by this piece, you can find Burrito Gallery, a #DTJax staple! They offer a wide variety of tasty and unique burritos, tacos, enchiladas, and salads.

 

 

 

Stop 9: Mohamed L’Ghacham┃112 E. Forsyth St.

The final stop, only two minutes from stop eight, you will find yourself looking up at a large portrait designed by Spanish artist Mohamed L’Ghacham. Stopping here, you will find yourself in the heart of the Elbow, Downtown Jacksonville’s Entertainment District, which includes hot spots like 1904 Music Hall, Cowford Chophouse, Bold City Brewery, The Florida Theatre and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The easily accessible and walkable mural tour is just one of the unique ways to see a variety of what Downtown Jacksonville has to offer when it comes to art, dining, and entertainment. Whether you’re looking for a creative date night or a way to refresh your exercise routine, following this guide will allow you to see many of Downtown’s artistic highlights.

For a complete listing of restaurants, shops and nightlife to enjoy during your tour, visit our directory and explore all that #DTJax has to offer!

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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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When: Tuesday, May 22 from 6-8 p.m.
Where: Hemming Park

Join friends of Hemming Park as they talk with people who are homeless downtown and guiding them to begin or continue a housing plan. There is a coordinated entry site for all housing assistance, but individuals can need encouragement and support to follow a plan to housing success.

JRTC Public Meeting


When: Thursday, May 24 from 4:30-7 p.m.
Where: FSCJ Downtown Campus Room T140/141

JTA invites you to attend a public information open house to view the final design plans for the Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center (JRTC). The JRTC will be located in the historic LaVilla District of Downtown Jacksonville and will integrate key local, regional, and intercity services in one location. Please join to discuss the planned construction for this state of the art facility. Learn more here.

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More public art is coming soon to The Elbow thanks to the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville and Downtown Investment Authority’s Urban Arts Project! Tell them what you want to see by taking this quick survey.

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


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New businesses in #DTJax:

 

Now Open!

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FSCJ’s 20West Cafe
20 W. Adams St.






 
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126 W. Adams St.








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Island Girl Cigar Bar Downtown
11 N. Ocean St.

 

 

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The Justice Pub
315 E. Bay St.









Live Bakery

Live Bakery
327 E. Bay St.








Coming Soon:

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417 Magnolia St.



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Stories From BlogDTJax.com

 

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DVI Updates:

 

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Downtown Vision announces expansions for its Downtown Ambassadors program, including several new members and a brand-new street cleaner joining the clean and safe program. Read more 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.

2016-2017 State of Downtown Report

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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

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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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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

 


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

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Get Involved

 

Jacksonville’s Car Free Week
 

When: May 14-18, 2018

A personal motorized vehicle can be a costly dependence, both for our wallets and the environment. For one week in Bike Month, the Jacksonville BPAC is encouraging you to try other options – for just one day, or all week. Find more information here.

International Gator Day Riverwalk Cleanup


Where: Meet at the Times-Union building
When: Saturday, May 19th from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

This event is recognized around the world as an opportunity for the Gator Nation to join forces to positively impact their communities. Join in on International Gator Day to help keep the community beautiful by cleaning up the Riverwalk. Find more information here.

 

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!

20West

FSCJ’s 20West Cafe
20 W. Adams St.





 

 
Gili's Kitchen Logo
126 W. Adams St.







 

Island-Girl_Logo-3x_wh

Island Girl Cigar Bar Downtown
11 N. Ocean St.

 

 

Justice Pub logo


The Justice Pub
315 E. Bay St.








 

Live Bakery

Live Bakery
327 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:

 

DVI in the News

 

Downtown Vision announces expansions for its Downtown Ambassadors program, including several new members and a brand-new street cleaner joining the clean and safe program. Read more 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.

2016-2017 State of Downtown Report

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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

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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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Looking for a place to enjoy dinner before a show or just for a night out? The dinner scene in Downtown is larger than you might think. Here’s a list of 30+ great places to have dinner in #DTJax!

 

FOR A CASUAL NIGHT ON THE TOWN

Azucena Corner Deli | 100 E Forsyth St. | (904) 626-7600AR-801237910

Azucena Corner Deli is located in the heart of Downtown and offers the very first 10-tap PourMyBeer system in North Florida! They also offer wraps and meals freshly cooked with ingredients from local farmers and a broad selection of wine served in an authentic environment built by local carpenters and former felons getting back on their feet.

salmon_smBasil Thai Restaurant | 1004 Hendricks Ave | (904) 674-0190

Basil Thai & Sushi is a cornerstone in the Jacksonville community and has been recognized for its outstanding Thai cuisine, excellent service and friendly staff. This restaurant is known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes and its insistence on only using high quality fresh ingredients. It is a go-to for classic and creative Thai cuisine in warm surroundings or for takeout.

Bay Street Bar & Grill | 119 E. Bay St. | (904) 419-3550 bay-street-bar-and-grill

Located in Downtown’s entertainment district, Bay Street Bar & Grill is where you can grab a slice of pizza or enjoy a more extensive menu that includes traditional pub fare, plus some choices leaning more toward fine dining!

Specializing in: 100% black angus burgers, served with fresh spring greens, sliced onion, fresh tomato and their signature spicy aioli; fresh jumbo wings tossed in signature sauces; and fully dressed hot and cold sandwiches. Vegetarians will also find some creative options on the menu. Plus, Bay Street Bar & Grill offers beers in bottles, cans and on tap, including a number of local craft brews, along with wine and a full bar!

0a97a612aa8c8c54ad72cda033a7822023059304bb’s restaurant and bar | 1019 Hendricks Ave | (904) 306-0100

Consistently voted one of the best restaurants in Northeast Florida, bb’s restaurant never ceases to please and surprise the palate of diners, locals and visitors alike! Located in the Southbank area, this buzzing bistro serves innovative New American dishes and sweets from a dessert case amid chic digs. Did we mention their dessert is a must?

Bellwether | 100 N. Laura St. | (904) 802-7745ls

Follow the pioneers behind Orsay, Black Sheep and BLK SHP at Intuition back Downtown at their latest restaurant, Bellwether! This fast-casual yet sophisticated restaurant offers an eclectic mix of regional fare, with a focus on thoughtfully crafted, locally sourced ingredients served along side gracious, southern hospitality. Featuring outdoor dining, a full bar and private dining options, Bellwether aims to lead the way in Downtown dining.

benny-s-steak-seafoodBenny’s Steak & Seafood | 2 Independent Dr., Suite 175 | (904) 301-1014

Located on the St. Johns River in the Jacksonville Landing courtyard, Benny’s offers a variety of fresh seafood and certified Angus beef steaks. Feast on specialties such as fresh crab cakes, Filet Christian, Benny’s Seafood Pot and the 22-oz. Cowboy Steak. Come dine indoors or enjoy the beautiful patio overlooking the St. Johns River. This restaurant also features a full bar, and is kid friendly.

BLK SHP at Intuition | 929 E. Bay St. | (904) 683-772029066321_1983660011963523_5201394193628397568_n

Local brews and great food go hand-in-hand. That’s why the folks at Black Sheep Restaurant brought their A-game to Intuition’s taproom menu! Visit the BLK SHP @ Intuition counter to enjoy made-to-order classics like the Brisket Sandwich and Shrimp Po’boy.

28166487_2106936609528376_4200744028725842861_nBreezy Jazz Club | 119 W. Adams St. | (904) 666-7562

Breezy Jazz Club is the premiere jazz club in Downtown! They feature live jazz musicians, great wine and a great dining experience. Enjoy a relaxing environment where you and your friends can come to hear great jazz and quality entertainment. Indulge in hand-made cuisine and drink the best wine and spirits in town! Side note: they also do Sunday brunch (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.)!

Burrito Gallery Downtown | 21 E. Adams St. | (904) 598-2922biz_FBBizLunch112906

Founded in early 2005, Burrito Gallery has been voted “Best Burrito” in Folio Weekly’s Best of Jax every year the category has existed. They offer fresh, hand-made, all-natural tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and salads. Their Brooklyn location also features a rooftop garden bar with Downtown skyline views and occasional live entertainment. In the Downtown location, local art is on display and live music or DJs are featured on the back deck during Art Walk. You can also enjoy a full liquor, beer and wine bar.

Candy-Apple-Cafe-Interior-with-People-50_54_990x660Candy Apple Café & Cocktails | 400 N. Hogan St. | (904) 353-9717

The Candy Apple Café & Cocktails is a full service restaurant located inside Sweet Pete’s Candy Co. Their menu is chic & whimsical; their scratch kitchen and cocktail program serves daily brunch, lunch and happy hour. Enjoy the day outside on their front porch, or eat inside and enjoy all the unique and colorful décor that resembles the Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory.

Casa Dora Italian Restaurant | 108 E. Forsyth St. | (904) 356-82822e3b7a69-a9e0-45cf-940c-7ac9153fd8f0

An old favorite of downtowners, this cozy Italian restaurant features daily lunch specials and enticing entrees, like veal, seafood, and pizza. Their homemade salad dressing is a specialty.

cinco-2Cinco De Mayo | 2 Independent Dr. | (904) 329-2892

It’s always a fiesta at Cinco de Mayo! Come relax and enjoy an authentic Mexican meal and margarita along the St. Johns River at the Jacksonville Landing. Enjoy tacos, fajitas and burritos at this fast, casual spot.

Element Bistro & Craft Bar | 335 E. Bay St. | (904) 707-0474c700x420

Enjoy a healthy alternative to creative cuisine in Downtown. Enjoy fresh food prepared daily with a world-class lineup of chefs! You won’t be disappointed indulging in the elements at Element Bistro, Bar and Lounge.

JacksonvilleFionn MacCool’s Irish Pub | 2 Independent Dr., Suite 176 | (904) 374-1547

Drop by the award-winning Irish pub at the Jacksonville Landing for a night of great fun, food and live entertainment! There’s nothing quite like a genuine Irish pub experience. Enjoy food made from scratch with fresh ingredients, live music on Wednesdays and 40 beers on tap!

Gili’s Kitchen | 126 W. Adams St. #102 | (904) 475-140031150378_1760329594013725_3779808371394215936_n

In Jacksonville, there has never been a kosher butcher until now. Gili’s Kitchen offers fresh, premium cuts of meat and an international kosher food, with only fresh and quality ingredients. Gili’s Kitchen is ready to serve you at their new location, and deliver freshly prepared meals directly to your door!

hooters-2Hooters | 2 Independent Dr., Suite 103 | (904) 356-5400

This home of the world famous Hooters girls is where you’ll find great buffalo wings, oysters, burgers, sandwiches and clam chowder at the Jacksonville Landing. Plus, a full bar is served.

Indochine | 21 E. Adams St., Second Floor | (904) 598-5303phad-thai-lunch

Enjoy authentic Southeast Asian and Thai cuisine served in a beautiful atmosphere! They’ve been voted Folio Magazine’s “Best Thai Restaurant” for six consecutive years, the Times Union Bold City Best Thai two consecutive years, and “Top 50” for Jacksonville restaurants for two years! Go to Indochine to indulge in the best Thai, Sushi and Pho in Downtown.

72808Juliette’s Bistro + JBar at the Omni Hotel | 245 W. Water St. | (904) 791-4995

Located inside the Omni hotel, this award-winning stylish bistro offers fresh seafood, steaks and salads in a casual upscale atmosphere. Plus, their full service bar carries beers from all over the world! Perfect for a nice, intimate night out.

Kazu Sushi Burrito | 117 W. Adams St. | (904) 438-5020download

Want an even fresher take on sushi? Then Kazu Sushi Burrito is the place you want to be. They balance Hawaiian flavors with Japanese techniques. Using only the freshest ingredients, Kazu creates flavorful poke burritos, bowls and salads. Perfect for the health-conscious crowd on the go looking for good, clean eating with a twist. You can design your own or choose from their signature menu.

river-city-brewing-companyRiver City Brewing Company | 835 Museum Cir. | (904) 398-2299

River City Brewing Company is Jacksonville’s premier riverfront restaurant located on the Southbank of Downtown Jacksonville. The casually elegant 325 seat main dining room overlooks the beautiful St. Johns River and the skyline of Downtown Jacksonville. The menu offers dishes created with global flavor and culinary expertise including fresh seafood, tender steaks creative pasta dishes and chef’s daily creations.

Sake House | 1478 Riverplace Blvd #1 | (904) 306-2188cool-bar-area

Sake house offers a wide array of fine Japanese fusion cuisine, ranging from traditional dishes to new style entrees. Come ignite your taste buds at this fabulous sushi and grill. They offer a full bar with beer, wine, sake and cocktails to enjoy. Sake House is also available for any parties, business meetings, and relaxing or intimate dinners in this upscale restaurant. It is a great place for all occasions!

755fcbf640688ce63823e938d0ca5b28Spliff’s Gastropub | 15 N. Ocean St. | (904) 844-5000

With a commitment to quality, Spliff’s Gastropub serves up bold flavors to the downtown dining landscape. Offering a unique variation on “Gourmet Comfort Food”, the menu aims to have a little something for everyone. The bar features full liquor, a wall of rotating taps with craft and local beers, select wines, as well as daily events to entertain you while you dine. May we recommend their mural-filled back patio? Oh, it also has a bar.

Super Food and Brew | 11 E. Forsyth St. | (904) 723-1180xDUhvECK_400x400

Serving food with passion and purpose, this healthy, artisan gastropub serves delicious food and $4 craft beers all day, everyday. This food truck-turned-restaurant serves lunch and dinner five days a week, with live music on select evenings. They also have excellent catering options, call ahead and delivery.

348sTrellises Restaurant at Hyatt Regency | 225 E. Coastline Dr. | (904) 634-4540

Located in the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, this cafe offers a casual dining atmosphere that features a buffet along with a la carte items. Enjoy your meal while gazing at the spectacular view of the river.

Zodiac Bar & Grill | 120 W. Adams St. | (904) 354-8283Zodiac-Bar-and-Grill-Jacksonville

This stylish hangout features a menu of Mediterranean and American fare. Never experienced Mediterranean food? The friendly staff will help you through the excellent buffet! Or, help yourself to a delicious panini, daily specials and vegetarian dishes. While at this stylish hangout, you can enjoy a full bar, espresso and hookahs.

 

 

FOR A ROMANTIC, CLASSIC EVENING

03Chart House | 1501 Riverplace Blvd | (904) 398-3353

When it comes to Downtown’s waterfront restaurants, it doesn’t get much better than Chart House seafood restaurant. Located right on the Southbank and featuring unique and historic architecture, Chart House Jacksonville overlooks the city’s gorgeous riverfront and skyline. The St. Johns River is the perfect backdrop for a romantic evening or stylish happy hour, all while sampling some of the most creative Prime Rib, steak and seafood Jacksonville has to offer.

Cowford Chophouse | 101 E. Bay St. | (904) 862-6464cowfordchophouse3_1200xx2553-1436-0-136

Experience this icon restored. Cowford Chophouse is a new, two-story restaurant located in Downtown, within walking distance from the Florida Theatre. What was once a bank, this structure has been completely restored and refurbished with high ceilings, arched windows, stylish dining rooms and a rooftop bar and lounge. Their menu blends classic, coastal and Southern culinary styles for a distinctive dining experience!

wellmortMorton’s The Steakhouse | 225 E Coastline Dr. | (904) 354-4350

Morton’s The Steakhouse is an upscale chain conveniently located in Downtown at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. Focusing on quality, consistency and genuine hospitality, Morton’s seeks to provide not only memorable cuisine, but also a memorable experience. With fresh, succulent seafood and famed prime-aged steak, it’s no surprise that Morton’s has thrilled diners all over the world.

River Club | 1 Independent Dr. #3500 | (904) 354-1111443567_l

Located at the top of the Wells Fargo Center, this two-story private club is a great place to meet and greet clients and friends, and host special events such as weddings and business dinners. The River Club readily hosts large meetings, intimate gatherings and special events. Their menu is designed for a variety of dining tastes and experiences.

ruth-chrisRuth’s Chris Steak House | 1201 Riverplace Blvd | (904) 396-6200

The riverfront location on the St. Johns River offers the best steakhouse experience in Jacksonville. Ruth’s Chris’ signature sizzling plates and award-winning wine list are the perfect pairing for any occasion. Begin your romantic evening at the Southbank River Walk, and then head to the Ruth’s Chris riverfront bar for a signature cocktail, followed by a decadent dinner in the elegant dining room.

 

 

FOR A QUICK BITE – Limited dinner hours may apply.

An Apple a Day | 2 Independent Dr., Suite 121 | (904) 353-2024 apple

They’ve got you covered from morning to night! It doesn’t matter if you’re coming for the fresh-squeezed orange juice, grab-n-go sandwich, or a delicious daiquiri after work! Enjoy healthy fresh garden salads, tuna & chicken salads and homemade soups. Stop by anytime and discover the difference An Apple A Day can make. Located inside the Jacksonville Landing.

BigPetes021_400x400Big Pete’s Pizzeria | 118 N. Julia St. | (904) 356-2680

Big Pete’s Pizza has always given the people of Jacksonville quality food, fast delivery and great customer service, all at an affordable price. Every day, their pizza, pasta, dough and sauces are prepared fresh in their kitchens. Serving robust flavors and hearty portions, they serve the finest hand-tossed pizza around.

Burritos Puebla | 440 W. Adams St. | (904) 442-3963burritos

Located conveniently across from the Courthouse, this Mexican restaurant offers fresh and authentic Mexican food Monday through Friday for the busy workweek or after a long day of jury duty.

chicago-3Chicago Pizza | 2 Independent Dr. | (904) 354-7747

In the mood for deep-dish pizza and Chicago-inspired eats? Look no further than Chicago Pizza at the Jacksonville Landing! Enjoy a casual, upbeat environment with plenty of TVs and occasional live music.

Jenkins Quality Barbecue | 830 N. Pearl St. | (904) 353-6388pearl

Jenkins Quality Barbeque is a family business serving Jacksonville for more than 50 years, so they know what they’re doing.  Serving the freshest, most succulent ribs, chicken and sliced pork and beef, cooked daily on an oak wood-fired pit and topped with their secret savory sauce.  Conveniently located across from FSCJ and one block from the Rosa Parks Transit Station.

616997_WJ7FLT5EFJLqzLP_Iy23UqRxq-JiKKm0_9piiX-qcSQJimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches | 201 N. Laura St. | (904) 400-7171

Looking for a quick, good sandwich or sub? Look no further than Jimmy John’s at the core Downtown location! Enjoy from-scratch food made with excellent ingredients. They serve sandwiches, chips, cookies and non-alcoholic beverages.

 

 

 There are dining options for every taste in #DTJax! Don’t forget, parking is free in Downtown on weekends and any weekday after 6 p.m. For more information on dining or parking, visit our website at www.downtownjacksonville.org

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

 

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

 

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Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts & Culture

Family Fun
 

Live Music & Nightlife

Sports, Health + Fitness

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City Council Meeting
 
When: May 8, 2018 at 5 p.m.
Where: City Hall
117 W. Duval St., 1st Floor
Council Chamber

The City of Jacksonville will hold a public council meeting Tuesday evening addressing land use and zoning in downtown. Find more information on the topic agenda here.



DIA Urban Arts Project
 
The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Art in Public Places and the Downtown Investment Authority announce a Call to Artists for a Request for Qualifications for Phase II of the DIA Urban Arts Project. The call solicits artists who can address streetscape aesthetics with functional and interactive public art that serves to draw attention to an outdoor urban area utilized during both daytime and nighttime. Sign up here.
 




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!

20West

FSCJ’s 20West Cafe
20 W. Adams St.




 

 
Gili's Kitchen Logo
126 W. Adams St.






 

Island-Girl_Logo-3x_wh

Island Girl Cigar Bar Downtown
11 N. Ocean St.

 

 

Justice Pub logo


The Justice Pub
315 E. Bay St.







 

Live Bakery

Live Bakery
327 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:

 

DVI in the News











Downtown Vision announces expansions for its Downtown Ambassadors program, including several new members and a brand-new street cleaner joining the clean and safe program. Read more 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.

2016-2017 State of Downtown Report

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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

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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.

Mother's Day

Show your mom you really love her by celebrating Mother’s Day in Downtown! Here’s a list of places hosting special Mother’s Day events starting this weekend!

 

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Mother’s Day Brunch at Candy Apple Café | May 5

Celebrate Mother’s Day early at The Candy Apple Café and Cocktails! The Joys of a Healing Spirit and Moriah’s Gourmet Popcorn will host a special brunch to honor ALL mothers, sisters, daughters, and friends on Saturday, May 5th from 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m

 

 

 

Mother’s Day Special at Beautifully Divine | May 5 -6 and 12-13

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Celebrate Mother’s Day at Beautifully Divine Custom Design Studio at The Landing! Choose from four different dates to spoil your mom! What do you get with your ticket purchase?

  • Entry into a DIY Painting Workshop
  • A custom designed wood sign
  • 2 ½ hour guided instructions
  • Complementary mimosas and wine
  • Complementary hors d’oeurves

 

 

Mother’s Day Bash at Mavericks | May 12

Looking for something a little different to celebrate Mother’s Day? Head to Mavericks Live for a special Mother’s Day Bash on Saturday, May 12 at 10 p.m.. Enjoy music by DJ Pretty Ricky & others. 21+ ladies enter free until 11:30 p.m.

 

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NOLA MOCA’s Mother’s Day Brunch | May 13

Celebrate mom at MOCA Jacksonville this year with a beautiful brunch and stroll through the galleries. NOLA MOCA’s special Mother’s Day Brunch menu features a buffet of fresh salads, pastries, and hot small bites to enjoy as well as a selection of delicious entrees. Price includes complimentary gallery admission.

 

 

 

Mother’s Day Sunday Brunch Buffet at RCBC | May 13river-city-brewing-company

Celebrate Mother’s Day with River City Brewing Company! Enjoy a Sunday brunch buffet with a special Mother’s Day twist. There will be limited seating available, reservations are not available to be made online and can only be reserved by calling (904) 398-2299.

 

 

 

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Treat mom to a special Mother’s Day brunch at the Lexington Hotel – Jacksonville Riverwalk! Enjoy a hand-crafted menu, bottomless mimosas, completed with a nice stroll along the South Bank Riverwalk. The hotel offers three brunch seatings: 10 a.m., 12 p.m. or 2 p.m. Make your reservations by calling (904) 396-5100.

 

 

For more great locations to celebrate Mother’s Day in #DTJax, visit our full listing at www.downtownjacksonville.org

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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Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts & Culture

Family Fun
 

Live Music + Nightlife

Sports, Health + Fitness

 

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Get Involved

 

2018 Give and Go Kickoff
 
When: May 3, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.
Where: EverBank Field
The Give and Go program has raised over $750,000 for local nonprofits. Building on the momentum of the incredible 2017 Jaguars Season, Give and Go is back to help you raise even more money! You can find more information here.
 
 




DIA Urban Arts Project
 
The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Art in Public Places and the Downtown Investment Authority announce a Call to Artists for a Request for Qualifications for Phase II of the DIA Urban Arts Project. The call solicits artists who can address streetscape aesthetics with functional and interactive public art that serves to draw attention to an outdoor urban area utilized during both daytime and nighttime. Sign up here.
 





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

 

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New businesses in #DTJax:

 

Now Open!

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FSCJ’s 20West Cafe
20 W. Adams St.






 
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126 W. Adams St.







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The Justice Pub
315 E. Bay St.









Live Bakery

Live Bakery
327 E. Bay St








Coming Soon:

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417 Magnolia St.






 

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Island Girl Cigar Bar Downtown
11 N. Ocean St.

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Stories From BlogDTJax.com

 

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DVI Updates:

 

First Wednesday Art Walk – Crossing Bridges with the Jacksonville Symphony









Enjoy live performances by the Jacksonville Symphony throughout the evening at three exclusive locations. Pick up a passport at any of these three locations and attend all three spots for a chance to win tickets to an upcoming performance!

Jacksonville Main Library, Jax Makerspace – Jacksonville Symphony Woodwind Quintet at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

MOCA Jacksonville, Atrium – Jacksonville Symphony Double Bass Quartet at 6:45 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.

Candy Apple Café & Cocktails – Jacksonville Symphony Bass Quintet at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Visit iloveartwalk.com for more information.

 

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.

2016-2017 State of Downtown Report

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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

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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.