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Instagram of the Week

 

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DVI Updates 

#DTJax Gala: River of Dreams!


 
Save the date for our 2017 #DTJax Gala: River of Dreams. Proceeds will benefit a riverfront activation project.
 
Date: February 25, 2017
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
 
For more information on Young Professional and Early Bird tickets, visit here. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, visit here.

Amplified Vol. 2 CD: 

 

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Still available is your free copy of Amplified Vol. 2! Download here. If you want a hard copy for a stocking stuffer, emails us here!

2015 State of Downtown Report:

2015-State-of-Downtown_v3-for-print_lowres_Page_01Downtown Vision, Inc. released an 18-month summary on the state and growth of Downtown Jacksonville. This report provides details on development successes and  announcements, office and employment trends, residential growth, retail mix, arts and culture, tourism, transportation and more. Read the report in it’s entirety on our blog or visit dtjaxreports.com to download the PDF.

 

 

 

DVI Annual Report Available:
 
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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 2015-2016.

This past year:

  • Our Downtown Clean & Safe Ambassadors logged 22,000 hours to make DTJax clean and Downtown a better place safe.
  • Our produced events drew more than 200,000 people to DTJax creating lively streets and supporting our small businesses.
  • The #DTJax hashtag reach exceeded 24 million people reinforcing Downtown as the City’s unique epicenter for business, history, culture and entertainment.
  • And, our 2015 State of Downtown Report provided developers, investors and realtors with a holistic broad view on the health of DTJax progress occurring in Downtown Jacksonville.
  • We also implemented a number of special projects this year, ranging from the Downtown Parklet Program to the inaugural DTJax Gala celebrating Downtown to The Elbow Entertainment District Marketing Co-Operative.

 

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Nov 23: Free Yoga

 

 

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DVI Updates 

 

Our 2015-2016 Annual Report is now available!
 
For more than 15 years, Downtown Vision has had the privilege of creating and supporting a vibrant Downtown Jacksonville and by promoting Downtown as an exciting place to live, work, visit and invest.

This past year:

  • Our Downtown Clean & Safe Ambassadors logged 22,000 hours to make DTJax clean and Downtown a better place safe.
  • Our produced events drew more than 200,000 people to DTJax creating lively streets and supporting our small businesses.
  • The #DTJax hashtag reach exceeded 24 million people reinforcing Downtown as the City’s unique epicenter for business, history, culture and entertainment.
  • And, our 2015 State of Downtown Report provided developers, investors and realtors with a holistic broad view on the health of DTJax progress occurring in Downtown Jacksonville.
  • We also implemented a number of special projects this year, ranging from the Downtown Parklet Program to the inaugural DTJax Gala celebrating Downtown to The Elbow Entertainment District Marketing Co-Operative.
These are just some of the highlights you can find in our Annual Report, which you can view and download here.

 

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If you would like a hard copy of the report, please email your request toCheryl@dtjax.org. To view all of Downtown Vision’s publications, please visit dtjaxreports.com.
 
 
Small Business Saturday returns to #DTJax! 

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On Saturday, November 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., #DTJax invites you to join us for Small Business Saturday. This year, don’t just shop small for our local businesses, do it for the businesses you love, for the community you call home and for the money that can stay in the neighborhood when we all #ShopSmall. View the full list of participating businesses at DTJax.com/ShopSmall.

This year, get up, get out and #ShopSmallDTJax.

Amplified Vol. 2 CD: 

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Still available is your free copy of Amplified Vol. 2! Download here.

2015 State of Downtown Report:

2015-State-of-Downtown_v3-for-print_lowres_Page_01Downtown Vision, Inc. released an 18-month summary on the state and growth of Downtown Jacksonville. This report provides details on development successes and  announcements, office and employment trends, residential growth, retail mix, arts and culture, tourism, transportation and more. Read the report in it’s entirety on our blog or visit dtjaxreports.com to download the PDF.

 
 

DVI Annual Report Available:
 
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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 2015-2016.

 

For more than 15 years, Downtown Vision has had the privilege of serving #DTJax by creating and supporting a vibrant Downtown Jacksonville and by promoting Downtown as an exciting place to live, work, visit and invest. DVI is closely aligned with the City of Jacksonville’s Downtown Investment Authority in a public-private partnership and we focus on four strategic pillars:

  • Clean and Safe/Ambassador Services: In the last fiscal year, our Downtown Clean & Safe Ambassadors logged 22,000 hours to make #DTJax clean and Downtown a better place.
  • Marketing: The #DTJax hashtag reach exceeded 24 million people reinforcing Downtown as the City’s unique epicenter for business, history, culture and entertainment.
  • Information Management: We crunched the numbers to provide statistics and trends on Downtown development, employment, residential, retail, parking and more.
  • Experience Creation: Our produced events drew more than 200,000 people to #DTJax creating lively streets and supporting our small businesses.

Check out our latest Annual Report, which highlights accomplishments, special projects and financial information for fiscal year 2015-2016. Click here to download the PDF.

 

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Instagram of the Week

 

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DVI Updates 

The Elbow Jam is this Thursday!
 
The Elbow Jam, formerly known as The Elbow Bender, returns for the second year to Downtown Jacksonville’s Entertainment District with two outdoor stages, six bands, live mural artists, dance performances, an InstaRamp, food trucks and more! Plus, check out programming and specials at 15 participating bars and restaurants. More information at theelbowjam.com.

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We’ll see you this Thursday, November 17 from 7 – 10 p.m., followed by after dark programming in The Elbow. Download the full map here.
 
 
Small Business Saturday returns to #DTJax! 

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On Saturday, November 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., #DTJax invites you to join us for Small Business Saturday. This year, don’t just shop small for our local businesses, do it for the businesses you love, for the community you call home and for the money that can stay in the neighborhood when we all #ShopSmall. View the full list of participating businesses at DTJax.com/ShopSmall.

This year, get up, get out and #ShopSmallDTJax.

 

Amplified Vol. 2 CD: 

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Still available is your free copy of Amplified Vol. 2! Download here.

 

2015 State of Downtown Report:

2015-State-of-Downtown_v3-for-print_lowres_Page_01Downtown Vision, Inc. released an 18-month summary on the state and growth of Downtown Jacksonville. This report provides details on development successes and  announcements, office and employment trends, residential growth, retail mix, arts and culture, tourism, transportation and more. Read the report in it’s entirety on our blog or visit dtjaxreports.com to download the PDF.

 

 

DVI Annual Report Available:
 
 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 2014-2015. Our 2015-2016 Annual Report is coming soon!

 

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Thanksgiving Meals:

Do your culinary skills begin and end with frozen pizzas? Too busy to prepare the traditional Thanksgiving spread? Are you stressing out about the thought of all those dirty dishes? Perhaps it’s all three? Well, some of Downtown Jacksonville’s most popular restaurants have your back!

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Chart House
1501 Riverplace Boulevard
Nov. 24 | 11 a.m.-9 p.m.| Cost: Call (904) 398-3353 for pricing details
Gather up your family and friends, and enjoy waterfront dining in one of Jacksonville’s most iconic buildings. They will be offering up both a traditional meal with all the trimmings, as well as their menu steaks and seafood. Don’t forget their original hot chocolate lava cake! You can make reservations online or call (904) 398-3353.

 

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River City Brewing Company
835 Museum Circle
Nov. 24 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m.| Cost: Adults $29.95, Seniors $28.95, Children $14.95
Head over to Southbank to enjoy riverfront and Downtown views, while enjoying a Thanksgiving brunch.They will serve a combination of breakfast items, seafood, traditional meat and side items, as well as a dessert station.Call (904) 398-2299 for reservations.

 

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Ruth’s Chris
1201 Riverplace Blvd, Hilton Doubletree
Nov. 24 | 12-8 p.m.| Cost: Adults $39.95, Children$12.95
Here you’ll sit down to a three course Turkey Dinner (starter, traditional Thanksgiving entree plus side, and dessert). They will even send you home with some Thanksgiving extras for you to enjoy the next day. Call (904) 396-6200 to reserve your spot. Another option is pre-ordering a sweet potato casserole or creamed spinach side to bring home to your Thanksgiving guests. Each one serves up to 12 people.Call (904) 396-6200 48 hours in advance to pre-order.

Special Holiday Offer:

 

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HobNob
220 Riverside Avenue, Suite 110
November 1-30 | Hours: Monday – Closed, Tuesday till 9 p.m., Wednesday – Saturday till 10 p.m. | Cost: Varies
To celebrate this month of giving thanks, they are giving a bottle of select house wine for any dinner reservation of four or more people (while supplies last). Just make sure to mention this special Facebook invite on your reservation or mention it to your server. Make reservations here.

Events:

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Yappy Hour at The Jacksonville Landing
2 Independent Dr.
Nov. 20 | 2-5 p.m.| Cost: Free
Join Friends of Jacksonville Animals (FOJA) and give thanks this season! Don’t miss out on the dog trot, eating contest, pet expo, prizes, drink specials and live music on the Coca-Cola Riverfront Stage. Donate $5 for a puppy paw print canvas with all proceeds benefitting FOJA.
 


 


 

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Extreme Food Fights 
Element Bistro | 333 E. Bay St.

Nov. 21| Hours: 5-8 p.m.| Cost: $20
The chefs that will be competing to dethrone our champion Nedal Mardini of Hobnob will be Chef Lee Weeks of Ocean 60, John Rodriguez of Element Bistro, Matty Gilligan former chef of 904 Restaurant, Jose Salome of 29 South, and Darin Ball of Seachasers. Extreme Food Fights is a battle to help support the Sulzbacher Center, so don’t forget to bring items for the food drive! The person that brings the most wins tickets to January’s event and a $25 bar tab.

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Kids Free November at MOCA
333 N. Laura Street
Nov. 1-30| Hours: Monday – Closed, Tuesday – Saturday: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.,Thursday: 11 a.m.–9 p.m., Sunday: Noon–5 p.m. | Cost: Varies
Until the end of November, up to five children ages 3-12 receive free admission with a general admission paying adult. The museum is closed on Thanksgiving, but is open the day before and after. Please see website for additional information.

 

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30th Annual Christmas on the River Tree Lighting Ceremony
The Jacksonville Landing2 Independent Dr.
Nov. 25| Hours: 7 p.m.| Cost: Free
Kickoff the holiday season with your friends and family the day after Thanksgiving! The 56-foot-tall energy-efficient tree, decked out with 240 ornaments and 78,000 L.E.D. bulbs, will light up The Jacksonville Landing during this annual ceremony. The evening will conclude with a fireworks display on the St. Johns River!

 

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2nd Annual Downtown Dazzle
First United Methodist Church
Nov. 25 Hours: 6 – 9:30 p.m.| Cost: Free
The Jacksonville Children’s Chorus (JCC) kicks-off its Downtown holiday celebration by illuminating the outside of its Downtown office with festive lights synchronized to recorded songs of the season performed by JCC. Holiday, Christmas and Hanukkah songs will be broadcast on 94.5 FM radio for onlookers to enjoy.

 

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Christmas in the South
Prime Osborn Convention Center
Nov. 25-27 Hours: Nov 25: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Nov. 26: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Nov.27, 11:00 a. m.- 5:00 p.m. | Cost: Adults $7, Children 12 and under free.
You’ll find pottery, jewelry, metal sculpture, woodworking, glass, Christmas ornaments, photography, fine art, delicious gourmet delights and much more. Admission is good for all three days with a hand stamp.

 

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First Coast Magazine’s Toast of the Coast
Jessie Ball DuPont Center
, 40 E. Adams St.
Dec. 1| Hours: 6-9 p.m.| Cost: Designated Drivers $15, General Admission $45
First Coast Magazine and ABSOLUT ELYX invite you to experience some of the best craft cocktails on the First Coast at their second annual Toast of the Coast, a craft cocktail competition. Enjoy the setting of the  sample one-of-a-kind craft cocktails, vote for your favorite, enjoy delicious fare from the best local restaurants, listen to live music from The Chris Thomas Band, participate in a silent and more. A portion of the event proceeds and all of the silent auction proceeds will benefit the Cathedral Arts Project, Inc. and the CAPtivators.

If you’re looking for more things to do this weekend, check out the #DTJax events calendar and sign up for our “Things to Do Downtown” e-newsletter to see all the ways Downtown is celebrating the season.

Is your Downtown restaurant or business hosting a Fall celebration? Email Haleigh Hutchison by 4 p.m. on Monday, November 21, to get it added to our list.

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Instagram of the Week

 

Photo by: @pascalehead

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DVI Updates 

 

The Elbow Jam returns!
 
The Elbow Jam, formerly known as The Elbow Bender, returns for the second year to Downtown Jacksonville’s Entertainment District with two outdoor stages, six bands, live mural artists, dance performances and more! Plus, check out activation happening inside the bars and restaurants at theelbowjam.com.

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Mark your calendars for Thursday, November 17 and download the full map here.
 
 
Small Business Saturday returns to #DTJax! 

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On Saturday, November 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., #DTJax invites you to join us for Small Business Saturday. This year, don’t just shop small for our local businesses, do it for the businesses you love, for the community you call home and for the money that can stay in the neighborhood when we all #ShopSmall. More information coming soon to DTJax.com/ShopSmall.

 

This year, get up, get out and #ShopSmallDTJax.
Amplified Vol. 2 CD: 

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Still available is your free copy of Amplified Vol. 2! Download here.

We’re Looking for Interns!

If you or someone you know is looking for an internship this Spring, DVI may be the perfect fit! We are looking for marketing, events and research interns so if you love Art Walk, want to get to know Downtown better or are looking to find out how an organization like ours works, apply today! Read our blog to hear about an internship experience at DVI.

More information on the internship positions can be found here, and if you’re interested please email your cover letter and resume to haleigh@dtjax.org.

2015 State of Downtown Report:

2015-State-of-Downtown_v3-for-print_lowres_Page_01Downtown Vision, Inc. released an 18-month summary on the state and growth of Downtown Jacksonville. This report provides details on development successes and  announcements, office and employment trends, residential growth, retail mix, arts and culture, tourism, transportation and more. Read the report in it’s entirety on our blog or visit dtjaxreports.com to download the PDF.

 
 
 

DVI Annual Report Available:
 
 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 2014-2015. Our 2015-2016 Annual Report is coming soon!

 

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Instagram of the Week

 

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Salute to Service Art Walk:
 
Join us this Wednesday, November 2, for our Salute to Service at Art Walk. In addition to local artists, live music and food trucks, also enjoy military discounts and learn more about the Navy vs. Notre Dame game from the Jax Sports Council.

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Don’t forget to head to The Jacksonville Landing for the Front Porch for more interactive games, live music and food trucks. The fun doesn’t end when the sun sets, Art Walk After Dark in The Elbow keeps the party going with drink specials, more military discounts, interactive art and arcade games till late.
 
Trick or Treat on the Street in #DTJax
 
Our 4th Annual Trick or Treat on the Street yesterday was a success! Thanks to everyone who came to #DTJax in their best costumes and to all the businesses that participated.

 

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A Few Weeks until The Elbow Jam!
 
The Elbow Jam, formerly known as The Elbow Bender, returns for the second year to Downtown Jacksonville’s Entertainment District with two outdoor stages, six bands, live mural artists, dance performances and more! Plus, check out activation happening inside the bars and restaurants of The Elbow.

Mark your calendars for Thursday, November 17 and find more information here.

Amplified Vol. 2 CD: 

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Still available is your free copy of Amplified Vol. 2! Download here.

We’re Looking for Interns!

If you or someone you know is looking for an internship this Spring, DVI may be the perfect fit! We are looking for marketing, events and research interns so if you love Art Walk, want to get to know Downtown better or are looking to find out how an organization like ours works, apply today! Read our blog to hear about an internship experience at DVI.

More information on the internship positions can be found here, and if you’re interested please email your cover letter and resume to haleigh@dtjax.org.

2015 State of Downtown Report:

2015-State-of-Downtown_v3-for-print_lowres_Page_01Downtown Vision, Inc. released an 18-month summary on the state and growth of Downtown Jacksonville. This report provides details on development successes and  announcements, office and employment trends, residential growth, retail mix, arts and culture, tourism, transportation and more. Read the report in it’s entirety on our blog or visit dtjaxreports.com to download the PDF.

 


 

DVI Annual Report Available:
 
 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 2014-2015. Our 2015-2016 Annual Report is coming soon!