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

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Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts + Culture

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Get Involved

 

Public Meetings

 

DIA and DDRB Brooklyn Road Diet Joint Workshop | You’re invited to provide your insight and hear current updates in regards to the following corridors: Riverside Avenue, Park Street & Forest Street Road.
When: July 27, 2017
Where: Lynwood Roberts Room at City Hall - 117 West Duval Street, 1st Floor

 

Waterway/Waterfront Activation Meeting | The purpose of the meeting is to discuss goals, implementation strategies, and opportunities for activation of all of our City’s rivers, tributaries, the Intracoastal Waterway and Beaches and update progress on current efforts.
When: August 3, 2017
Where: Lynwood Roberts Room at City Hall - 117 West Duval Street, 1st Floor

  

Volunteer Opportunities

 

“The Streets Don’t Lie” Veterans Surge
Join Changing Homelessness on August 16th as they take to the streets to survey our homeless population and identify our homeless veterans. Volunteer to help connect our homeless population with the services they need. Find more info and sign up here.
3 volunteer locations – Urban Core, Beaches, Orange Park
2 volunteer shifts – 5 am – 9 am; 5 pm – 9 pm
1 volunteer training session – August 9 @ 9:00 am, 12:00 pm; 4:00 pm or August 10 @ 10:00 am; 1:00 pm; 6:00 pm

 

First Wednesday Art Walk
Help us make #ArtWalkJax a success and support all of your favorite local artists, performers, food trucks and businesses! Sign up here.

 

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 #DTJax News

 

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New businesses in #DTJax:

 

Now open:

Screen Shot 2017-06-13 at 2.48.47 PMBellwether

100 N. Laura St.

Timeless American fare takes a modern turn at Bellwether, a casual restaurant brought to you by the pioneers behind Orsay, Black Sheep, and BLK SHP at Intuition.

 

 

 

 

Screen Shot 2017-06-13 at 2.53.20 PMLIVE Bar

331 E. Bay St.

 

 

 

mortons-steakhouseMorton’s The Steakhouse

225 E. Coastline Dr.

 

 

 

15492135_1889992777889428_6183744857445594729_nBreezy Jazz Club

119 W. Adams St.

 

 

 

 

 

Coming soon:

  • Tossgreen: 76 S. Laura St.
  • Cowford Chophouse: 101 E. Bay St.

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Stories From BlogDTJax.com

 

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DVI Updates:

 

August Art Walk
Back to School Smarts
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Gear up for Back to School at Art Walk with  Fun 4 First Coast Kids next week! Taste free samples of Elmhurst 1925 nutmilk and cool down with a gourmet popsicle from The Hyppo. As always, you can enjoy delicious food, beer, wine and more while browsing 60+ participating venues and creations by 20+ local artists. See you there, rain or shine!

 

Art Walk After Dark
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The fun continues in The Elbow during Art Walk After Dark from 9 p.m. to late! Hangout in Downtown’s entertainment district with live music, award-winning cuisine and great memories.

 

Vote for #DTJax!

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Voting for Bold City Best 2017 is open! Support Downtown and vote for your favorite #DTJax businesses. Here’s a helpful list of Downtown businesses that fall into each category.

 

17663714_664335910422758_384256756739473408_nFall Internship Opportunities:
DVI is looking for fall interns. If you’re a recent college graduate or a college student in your junior or senior year of college or a recent graduate looking for marketing and events experience, we want you! Learn more






 

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:
Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 2.03.20 PMHave 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.

 

 

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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

 

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

****************************************************************************************

Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts + Culture

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 #DTJax News

 

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New businesses in #DTJax:

 

Now open:

Screen Shot 2017-06-13 at 2.48.47 PMBellwether

100 N. Laura St.

Timeless American fare takes a modern turn at Bellwether, a casual restaurant brought to you by the pioneers behind Orsay, Black Sheep, and BLK SHP at Intuition.

 

 

 

 

Screen Shot 2017-06-13 at 2.53.20 PMLIVE Bar

331 E. Bay St.

 

 

 

mortons-steakhouseMorton’s The Steakhouse

225 E. Coastline Dr.

 

 

 

15492135_1889992777889428_6183744857445594729_nBreezy Jazz Club

119 W. Adams St.

 

 

 

 

 

Coming soon:

  • Tossgreen: 76 S. Laura St.
  • Cowford Chophouse: 101 E. Bay St.

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Stories From BlogDTJax.com

 

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DVI Updates:

 

Vote for #DTJax!

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Voting for Bold City Best 2017 is open! Support Downtown and vote for your favorite #DTJax businesses. Here’s a helpful list of Downtown businesses that fall into each category.

 

Brooklyn Neighborhood Road Diet Study
If you live in the Brooklyn area or travel through it frequently, please take part in this survey to help improve the Brooklyn Neighborhood Road Diet, which seeks to improve traffic and pedestrian safety in Brooklyn (Riverside Blvd. & Park St.). Begin the survey here.

 

Times-Union-Media.-2017

The Florida Times-Union is introducing a new quarterly magazine on Downtown in June titled “J.”  As part of this project,  the editorial page staff is compiling a group of readers in an Email Group for Downtown.  These readers will be asked questions that relate to Downtown.  There is no obligation, just a chance to sound off on Downtown issues.  If you would like to join the group, please email Editorial Page Editor Mike Clark: mike.clark@jacksonville.com. He will send you a questionnaire. The editorial page also will be making Downtown one of its focus issues for the daily opinion pages. The Times-Union thanks you for your consideration.

 

17663714_664335910422758_384256756739473408_nFall Internship Opportunities:
DVI is looking for fall interns. If you’re a recent college graduate or a college student in your junior or senior year of college or a recent graduate looking for marketing and events experience, we want you! Learn more

      




 

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:
Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 2.03.20 PMHave 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.

 

 

Voting for Bold City Best 2017 is open! Support Downtown and vote for your favorite #DTJax businesses. Here’s a helpful list of Downtown businesses that fall into each category.

Begin here. Happy voting!

Best outdoor dining:

River City Brewing Company
Basil Thai & Sushi
Bellwether
bb’s
Benny’s Steak & Seafood
Brixx Wood Fired Pizza
BurgerFi
Burrito Gallery Brooklyn
Burrito Gallery Downtown
Chart House
Cinco de Mayo
Fionn MacCool’s Irish Restaurant and Pub
Hemming Park Cafe
HOBNOB
Hooters
Lanna Thai Sushi

Best Concert/Event of 2016/2017:

First Wednesday Art Walk
Jacksonville Jazz Fest

Best Kids Entertainment:

Museum of Science & History
Jax Makerspace
Jacksonville Childrens Chorus

Best Summer Camp:

MOCA Summer Art Camp
Museum of Science and History – Summer Discovery Camp
Peterbrooke Chocolatier Day Camp
The Florida Ballet Summer Programs
The 5 & Dime Theatre Summer Camp

Best Trivia Night:

Burrito Gallery Downtown
Burrito Gallery Brooklyn
GLHF Game Bar
Hourglass Pub

Best Fitness Center/Gym:

First Coast YMCA
Anytime Fitness – Downtown Jacksonville
New Jax Gym
Winston YMCA

Best Live Theatre:

5 & Dime
The Florida Theatre
FSCJ Artist Series
Cathedral Arts Project
Ritz Theatre and LaVilla Museum

Best Live Music Venue:

The Florida Theatre
1904 Music Hall
The Jacksonville Landing
Daily’s Place
Veteran’s Memorial Arena
Maverick’s at the Landing

Best Farmer’s Market:

Riverside Arts Market

Best Liquor Store:

Happy Landing

Best Unique Shop:

Wolf & Cub
Chamblin’s Uptown
AlyCat Gifts
BARK Downtown
Pink Nickel Boutique
Lucy’s Gift Boutique
Tower Gifts
Lucy’s Gift Boutique
Art Center Cooperative (Jacksonville Landing)
Chamblin’s Uptown
Gift Emporia – Omni
Reddi-Arts
Sweet Pete’s Candy

Best Boutique:

Wolf & Cub
The Pink Nickel – Brooklyn
A.J. Reese Clothiers

Best Vintage Shop:

Wolf & Cub

Best Nail Salon:

NAIWBE
Marilyn Monroe Spa – Brooklyn

Best Hair Salon:

Daniel James Salon
Drybar – Brooklyn
A Cut Above Salon
GTB Salon

Best Local Celebrity:

Jake Gordon

Best Place to Work – Small:

Downtown Vision, Inc.

Best Art Gallery:

MOCA
Southlight Gallery
Space Gallery
The Art Center
Jax Makerspace
Art Center Cooperative (Jacksonville Landing)
Daryl J Bunn Studios
Gallery 1037 at at Reddi Arts
Studio Zsa Zsa Lapree

Best Dental Office:

Downtown Dental Associates
Great Expressions Dental Center

Best Eye Care Practice:

Jax Vision Care

Best Jewelry Store:

Jacobs Jewelers
Barnett Jewelers
Hana & Her Sister Jewelers
Harby Jewelers
Hemming Plaza Jewelers
Fox Jewelry & Loan

Best Gift Shop:

Lucy’s Gift Boutique
Aly Cat Gifts
Tower Gifts
MOSH Gift Shop
Museum Shop @ MOCA

Best Hotel:

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Jacksonville Riverfront
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
Lexington Hotel & Conference Center – Jacksonville Riverwalk
Omni Jacksonville Hotel

Best Special Occasion Restaurant:

Charthouse
Morton’s Steakhouse
Ruth’s Chris
Candy Apple Cafe & Cocktails
HOBNOB
Indochine
NOLA MOCA
River City Brewing Company
Wine Cellar

Best Bar/Pub:

Hourglass Pub
Dos Gatos
The Volstead
Incahoots
Element Bistro & Bar
Fionn MacCool’s Irish Restaurant and Pub
Jaxx Sports Bar
LIVE Bar
Zodiac Bar & Grill
JBar in Omni Hotel
Myth Nightclub
Bay Street Bar & Grill
De Real Ting Cafe
Bay Street Bar & Grill
Burrito Gallery Downtown

Best Sports Bar:

Jaxx Sports Bar
Hooters at The Landing
Jacksonville Sports Tavern
Bay Street Bar & Grill

Best Local Brewery:

Bold City
Intuition

Best Burrito:

Burrito Gallery – Downtown
Burrito Gallery – Brooklyn
Burritos Puebla
Cinco De Mayo

Best Taco:

Burrito Gallery – Downtown
Burrito Gallery – Brooklyn
Burritos Puebla
Cinco De Mayo

Best Coffee Shop:

The Brick Coffee House
Urban Grind Coffee House
Public House Coffee
Coniferous Cafe
Chamblins Uptown

Best Barbecue:

The Bank BBQ
Jenkins Quality BBQ

Best Sushi:

Kazu Sushi Burrito
Indochine
Saki House
Basil Thai Restaurant
Lanna Thai Sushi Jax

Best Thai:

Indochine
Saki House
Basil Thai Restaurant
Lanna Thai Sushi Jax

Best Mexican Restaurant:

Burrito Gallery – Downtown
Burrito Gallery – Brooklyn
Burritos Puebla
Cinco De Mayo

Summer camps are a dime a dozen but there are none quite like the 5 & Dime Theatre Summer Camp in #DTJax. Hosted by the theatre company that recently put down roots in Downtown, it is a true hands on and well-rounded learning experience in all things theatre. The camp spans from age 5 all the way through tenth grade, each week dedicated to a specific age group so that content can be altered appropriately. Youngsters play theatre-related games and learn the basics while the older crowd works on honing their craft and building on what they already know. The third round (July 24 – July 28) is designated specifically to musical theatre, giving campers the opportunity to expand their love for musical theatre through musical song and dance numbers and solo work. Every age group puts on a performance on their final day to show off what they’ve learned.

Screen Shot 2017-07-14 at 10.03.34 AMI had the opportunity to pay the 5-10 year old group a visit this week and while the games were wildly fun and thoroughly educational, the most impressive thing that I encountered were the instructors. There were 5 instructors for the class of 16 children which is a pretty incredible and rare ratio when it comes to summer camps. This made for a much more organized environment conducive to learning; the campers all receiving individual attention and instruction. And though the instructors have the patience of experienced elementary school teachers, they are all theatre students at well-respected universities – they’re the real deal.

 

 

Screen Shot 2017-07-14 at 9.53.39 AMThough I was only there for a short time, the thing that I liked most about what I observed was that the instructors encouraged the campers to be brave and “perform” alone in front of the crowd, to cheer each other on, to respect each other and to be polite while others are on stage. The instructors also stressed theatre etiquette. Multiple times, they asked the campers, “What do we do when someone comes off stage, regardless of their performance?” and everyone yelled, “We clap!” and started clapping.

 

I got to ask the campers and instructors a few questions, here’s what they had to say:

 

Campers:

Q: What has been your favorite part of summer camp so far?

A: Playing games

A: Making sock puppets and masks

A: Arts and crafts

 

Q: What is the coolest thing you’ve learned so far at summer camp?

A: Learning about theatre

A: Theatre etiquitte

A: The history of theatre

 

Q: Do you guys want to do summer camp again next year?

A: A loud, roaring “YES!”

 

Instructors:

Q: How long have you guys been acting?

MacKenzy: I have been acting since 4th grade, Alec has been acting since 6th grade and Avery and Nathaniel started in high school.

Emily: I’ve been acting since about 5th grade.

 

Q: What made you guys want to teach summer camp here at 5 & Dime rather than somewhere else?

MacKenzy: I think because we have learned so much from the Jacksonville community and this is our time to give back.

 

Q: What do you enjoy most about teaching summer camp?

MacKenzy: I just love seeing how excited they get to come back. When they leave with their parents, they’re like, “No we don’t wanna leave!” and that right there just makes everything doable and worth it.

Emily: Yeah, seeing how excited they get is definitely the best part.

 

Q: Name one thing that you like about Downtown:

MacKenzy: Everything is local and the arts and theatre seem to be appreciated here. That’s one of the best parts about being at the 5 & Dime is that it’s Downtown.

Emily: You don’t find a lot of chains here. Everything here is very much like locals just found a nook and started a business and you find that on every corner.

 

Q: If you could change anything about Downtown, what would it be?

MacKenzy: I wish it was a little cleaner.

Emily: Get rid of the one-way streets.

 

Find out more and sign up 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

 

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

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Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts + Culture

 

Live Music + Nightlife

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 #DTJax News

 

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New businesses in #DTJax:

 

Now open:

Screen Shot 2017-06-13 at 2.48.47 PMBellwether

100 N. Laura St.

Timeless American fare takes a modern turn at Bellwether, a casual restaurant brought to you by the pioneers behind Orsay, Black Sheep, and BLK SHP at Intuition.

 

 

 

 

Screen Shot 2017-06-13 at 2.53.20 PMLIVE Bar

331 E. Bay St.

 

 

 

mortons-steakhouseMorton’s The Steakhouse

225 E. Coastline Dr.

 

 

 

15492135_1889992777889428_6183744857445594729_nBreezy Jazz Club

119 W. Adams St.

 

 

 

 

 

Coming soon:

  • Tossgreen: 76 S. Laura St.
  • Cowford Chophouse: 101 E. Bay St.

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Stories From BlogDTJax.com

 

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DVI Updates:


Brooklyn Neighborhood Road Diet Study
If you live in the Brooklyn area or travel through it frequently, please take part in this survey to help improve the Brooklyn Neighborhood Road Diet, which seeks to improve traffic and pedestrian safety in Brooklyn (Riverside Blvd. & Park St.). Begin the survey here.

 

Times-Union-Media.-2017

The Florida Times-Union is introducing a new quarterly magazine on Downtown in June titled “J.”  As part of this project,  the editorial page staff is compiling a group of readers in an Email Group for Downtown.  These readers will be asked questions that relate to Downtown.  There is no obligation, just a chance to sound off on Downtown issues.  If you would like to join the group, please email Editorial Page Editor Mike Clark: mike.clark@jacksonville.com. He will send you a questionnaire. The editorial page also will be making Downtown one of its focus issues for the daily opinion pages. The Times-Union thanks you for your consideration.

 

17663714_664335910422758_384256756739473408_nFall Internship Opportunities:
DVI is looking for summer interns. If you’re a recent college graduate or a college student in your junior or senior year of college or a recent graduate looking for marketing and events experience, we want you! Learn more






 

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:
Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 2.03.20 PMHave 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.

 

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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 @mattnamey
Screen Shot 2017-06-30 at 2.35.08 PM
Tag your Downtown photo #DTJax 
for a chance to be featured.

****************************************************************************************

Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts + Culture

 

Live Music + Nightlife

****************************************************************************************

 #DTJax News

 

****************************************************************************************

New businesses in #DTJax:

 

Now open:

Screen Shot 2017-06-13 at 2.48.47 PMBellwether

100 N. Laura St.

Timeless American fare takes a modern turn at Bellwether, a casual restaurant brought to you by the pioneers behind Orsay, Black Sheep, and BLK SHP at Intuition.

 

 

 

 

Screen Shot 2017-06-13 at 2.53.20 PMLIVE Bar

331 E. Bay St.

 

 

 

mortons-steakhouseMorton’s The Steakhouse

225 E. Coastline Dr.

 

 

 

15492135_1889992777889428_6183744857445594729_nBreezy Jazz Club

119 W. Adams St.

 

 

 

 

 

Coming soon:

  • Tossgreen: 76 S. Laura St.
  • Cowford Chophouse: 101 E. Bay St.

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Stories From BlogDTJax.com

 

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DVI Updates:

 
Screen Shot 2017-06-20 at 3.40.42 PMJuly Art Walk – Palette to Palate
Celebrate Culinary Arts Month in the heart of #DTJax! Enjoy live music on the main stage by Stank Sauce and delicious food featuring Hyppo popsicles and Downtown’s own Zodiac Bar and Grill. Browse local artist booths and check out our 60+ venues, 28 of them skilled in the culinary arts! iloveartwalk.com




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Art Walk After Dark
The fun continues in The Elbow during Art Walk After Dark from 9 p.m. to late! Hangout in Downtown’s entertainment district with live music, award-winning cuisine and great memories.






Volunteer Opportunity:

Help us make #ArtWalkJax a success and support all of your favorite local artists, performers, musicians, food trucks and businesses. Sign up here.

Brooklyn Neighborhood Road Diet Study
If you live in the Brooklyn area or travel through it frequently, please take part in this survey to help improve the Brooklyn Neighborhood Road Diet, which seeks to improve traffic and pedestrian safety in Brooklyn (Riverside Blvd. & Park St.). Begin the survey here.

 

Times-Union-Media.-2017

The Florida Times-Union is introducing a new quarterly magazine on Downtown in June titled “J.”  As part of this project,  the editorial page staff is compiling a group of readers in an Email Group for Downtown.  These readers will be asked questions that relate to Downtown.  There is no obligation, just a chance to sound off on Downtown issues.  If you would like to join the group, please email Editorial Page Editor Mike Clark: mike.clark@jacksonville.com. He will send you a questionnaire. The editorial page also will be making Downtown one of its focus issues for the daily opinion pages. The Times-Union thanks you for your consideration.

 

Summer & Fall Internship Opportunities:
DVI is looking for summer interns. If you’re a recent college graduate or a college student in your junior or senior year of college or a recent graduate looking for marketing and events experience, we want you! Learn more

 

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:
Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 2.03.20 PMHave 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.

 

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Jul
3rd
 

Downtown Jacksonville is home to over 90 eclectic restaurants, each with its own unique story. July is Culinary Arts Month, so what better way to celebrate than to do so in #DTJax? Below contains highlights of just some of the dining options the Urban Core has to offer.

 

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Indochine

 

Craving Southeast Asian food? Indochine is THE go-to. Dig into duck curry, Thai beef flank and some of the best noodle dishes in Downtown, including Pad Thai, Mee-Krob and Vietnamese Pho. This eatery has been Folio’s “Best Thai Restaurant” for six consecutive years, a title Indochine has rightfully earned.




nolaNOLA MOCA

 

Satisfy your stomach with this one-of-a-kind Downtown dining experience. Connected to the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, NOLA MOCA features gourmet bistro fare in an atmosphere unlike any other in the Urban Core. With daily specials and a brand new summer menu, it’s not hard to find a menu item you’ll fall in love with. Don’t worry, takeout is an option for you on-the-goers.




super foodSuper Food and Brew

 

Previously one of Jacksonville’s favorite food trucks, Super Food and Brew landed in the Urban Core as a brick-and-mortar over two years ago. The menu is littered with fresh, healthy food and has delicious vegetarian and vegan options. Be sure to check out their $4 craft beer selection.




spliffs macSpliff’s Gastropub

 

Got the late night munchies? Spliff’s Gastropub has you covered until 2 a.m. with gourmet spliff pockets, sandwiches and their signature dish: mac & cheese. With a great rotating draft beer selection, Spliff’s is guaranteed to satisfy your cravings. Don’t know what to try? Chef Cassie’s favorite mac is The Herbivorous, featuring every veggie in the house.

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Kazu Sushi Burrito

 

Opening just a few months ago, Kazu Sushi Burrito is already changing the way Downtown thinks about sushi. Customize your own poké bowl, salad and sushi burrito, or choose from one of their signature options. Don’t have time to dine-in? Order online and pick up. One burrito at a time, Kazu Sushi Burrito is reinventing the way we think about Japanese cuisine.




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Candy Apple Cafe & Cocktails

 

Sitting side-by-side with Sweet Pete’s Candy in the historic Seminole Club, The Candy Apple Café & Cocktails is home to the best all-day brunch in the area. Chef Jamey Evoniuk’s scratch kitchen produces delicious French-inspired cuisine with a Southern twist. Have a sweet tooth? Browse their bar menu and try one of their craft candy cocktails.