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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 @thejaxsonmag

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

 

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Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts & Culture

Wednesday, November 14
Thursday, November 15

 

 

Live Music & Nightlife

Friday, November 16
Monday, November 19

 

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Get Involved

 

COJ City Council Meeting
Join the City of Jacksonville for a City Council Meeting.  Details.
When: Tuesday, November 13, 5 p.m.
Where: City Council Chambers

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Waterway/Waterfront 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: Thursday, November 15, 2 p.m.
Where: City Hall

 

 
 
 

Sheriff’s Watch Meeting 
Join JSO officers and community members for monthly discussions about crime issues facing our neighborhoods and hear progress updates. Details.
When: Wednesday, November 21, 11 a.m.
Where: Main Library, 303 N. Laura St.

 

 

 

The Looking Glass: Holiday Windows of Art – Call to Artists and Businesses 
The Holiday Windows of Art are a festive way of highlighting an array of artists while filling empty store windows. This year, Wolf & Cub is organizing the project and is calling for artists and businesses to participate in this event.
When: the windows will be unveiled on Dec. 5 during the First WednesdayArt Walk and will remain up for the month of December.
Artists: submit a PDF sketch of your concept along with a brief description of the project. Include name, contact information and project details.
Businesses: email lookingglassdtjax@gmail.com with locations you’d like activated.
Contact lookingglassdtjax@gmail.com for details.

 

 

 

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#DTJax News

 

 

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New businesses in #DTJax:

 

Now Open!

150 Riverside Ave. #307

 

 

 

 

211 N. Laura St.
Open for the Holidays!

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

223 N. Hogan St.

 

 

 

 

 

Coming Soon:

 

Burlock and Barrel logoBurlock & Barrel Distillery
417 Magnolia St.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

120 E. Forsyth St.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

345 E. Bay St.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

120 E. Forsyth St.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

400 N. Hogan St.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SHOR Tavern, Hyatt Regency
225 E. Coastline Dr.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

112 W. Adams St.

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Stories From BlogDTJax.com

 

 

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DVI Updates:

 

#ShopSmall with us at Small Business Saturday!
Celebrate Small Business Saturday® in Downtown Jacksonville. It’s a special holiday created so communities can show love for small businesses, and it wouldn’t be a celebration without customers like you joining us!
Mark your calendars for Nov. 24, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and get ready to Shop Small®. Stop by 15+ participating businesses in Downtown Jacksonville including favorites like The Hyppo, Chamblin’s Uptown, Wolf & Cub and more. Details.

 

 
 
 
 
 
Join us for the inaugural #DTJax Awards Breakfast!
 
Celebrate the people and projects making a difference in Downtown Jacksonville!
When: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 | 7:30-10 a.m.
Where: River Club | 1 Independent Drive
Celebrate the 4th Annual #DTJax Award winners and be among the first to find out the theme for the much-anticipated 2019 #DTJax Gala!
Tickets are $25 and include breakfast and complimentary parking. Details.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2018 #DTJax Awards Breakfast Sponsorship Opportunities
Support DTJax and gain valuable visibility for your company when you sponsor Downtown Vision’s 2018 #DTJax Awards Breakfast. Download the kit here.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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
Screen Shot 2017-11-15 at 9.20.20 AMHave 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.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

by: admin in Weekly Update No Comments  

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

 

Photo by @taylorwaters

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

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts & Culture

 

Wednesday, November 7
Thursday, November 8

 

 

Live Music & Nightlife

Friday, November 9
Monday, November 12

 

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Get Involved

 

COJ City Council Meeting
Join the City of Jacksonville for a City Council Meeting.  Details.
When: Tuesday, November 13, 5 p.m.
Where: City Council Chambers

 

 
 
 
 
 

Waterway/Waterfront 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: Thursday, November 15, 2 p.m.
Where: City Hall

 

 
 
 
 
 

Sheriff’s Watch Meeting 
Join JSO officers and community members for monthly discussions about crime issues facing our neighborhoods and hear progress updates. Details.
When: Wednesday, November 21, 11 a.m.
Where: Main Library, 303 N. Laura St.
 
 
 
 
 

Small Business Saturday: Call to Businesses
 
This Nov. 24, the Saturday after Black Friday, join us for Small Business Saturday® in Downtown Jacksonville!
It’s a special holiday created so communities can show love for small businesses. And it won’t be possible without the participation of our amazing #DTjax businesses!
What: A special holiday on the Saturday after Black Friday created so communities can show love for small businesses!
When: All day | November 24, 2018 in Downtown Jacksonville
Why: To drive shoppers to the businesses that make Downtown Jacksonville a great place to shop, work and live!
It’s free to participate and we provide all the marketing materials too! For more information or if interested in participating, email reggie@dtjax.org with confirmation by November 9. 

 

The Looking Glass: Holiday Windows of Art – Call to Artists and Businesses 
 
The Holiday Windows of Art are a festive way of highlighting an array of artists while filling empty store windows. This year, Wolf & Cub is organizing the project and is calling for artists and businesses to participate in this event.
When: the windows will be unveiled on Dec. 5 during the First WednesdayArt Walk and will remain up for the month of December.
Artists: submit a PDF sketch of your concept along with a brief description of the project. Include name, contact information and project details.
Businesses: email lookingglassdtjax@gmail.com with locations you’d like activated.
Contact lookingglassdtjax@gmail.com for details.

 

 

 

 __________________________________________________________________

 

#DTJax News

 

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

New businesses in #DTJax:

 

Now Open!

150 Riverside Ave. #307

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

223 N. Hogan St.
Opening Nov. 7

 
 
 
 
 

Coming Soon:

 

Burlock and Barrel logoBurlock & Barrel Distillery
417 Magnolia St.

 

 

 

 

120 E. Forsyth St.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

345 E. Bay St.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

120 E. Forsyth St.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

400 N. Hogan St.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SHOR Tavern, Hyatt Regency
225 E. Coastline Dr.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

112 W. Adams St.

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Stories From BlogDTJax.com

 

 

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DVI Updates:

 

VyStar Credit Union Presents: Salute to Service Art Walk
 

#DTJaxSalutes the military at #ArtWalkJax!
Enjoy a performance by the Navy Band Southeast from 5:00-8:30 p.m. Celebrate Jax Beer Week next to the Main Stage and sample brews from companies like Aardwolf, Atlantic Beach, Bottlenose, Engine 15, Hyperion, Intuition Ale Works, Southern Swells and Wicked Barley. Active or veteran military members and dependents with Department of Defense (DOD) ID drink at a discount.
Bike into #DTJax to take advantage of the complimentary “All In Duval” bike valet, sponsored by the City of Jacksonville. Plus, stop by the Art Walk tent in Hemming Park to sign the military appreciation banner and to receive an American flag while they last. Don’t miss local artists and 30+ participating venues TOMORROW, Wednesday, Nov. 7 from 5-9 p.m. Details.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Jax Downtown Revitalization: Hospitality, Hope and Hard Work
Join SMPS North Florida to discuss Downtown Jacksonville Revitalization on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at Epping Forest Yacht Club. Keynote speaker will be Audra Wallace, JAXUSA Partnership. Moderated by our very own Jake Gordon. Details.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Another successful Trick or Treat on the Street for the books!
 
Photo by @brentfine.
The 6th Annual Trick or Treat on the Street was a huge success! Thanks to all of the participating businesses, Downtown employees and families that attended the event. We hope everyone had a great time.
To see if you were captured in any event pictures, visit our album here.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

 

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.
 
 
 
 
 

2018 #DTJax Awards Breakfast Sponsorship Opportunities
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Support DTJax and gain valuable visibility for your company when you sponsor Downtown Vision’s 2018 #DTJax Awards Breakfast. Download the kit here. 

 

Veterans Day is the official federal holiday to honor anyone who has served or is currently serving in the United States Armed Forces. First announced as “Armistice Day” in 1919 by President Woodrow Wilson to honor veterans who served their country during World War I, the holiday was expanded in the U.S. by Congress in 1954 to celebrate and appreciate the service of any and all military veterans. This Veterans Day, #DTJaxSalutes two of our Downtown Ambassadors who served their country for more than 47 years combined.

Bill Wimmer has been Downtown Vision’s Ambassador Program Manager for more than seven years. He leads and manages the 17-strong Ambassador team that works to keep Downtown clean, safe and friendly. Managing people and programs is something that comes naturally to Bill, a retired Operations Specialist Senior Chief Petty Officer who served 23 ½ years in the Navy. “You know we like to clean in the Navy, and the attention to detail in our work — it’s not far off,” he chuckles, referencing the Clean and Safe Ambassador Program that provides cleaning, pressure washing, trash and graffiti removal, in addition to security escorts and nuisance response services Downtown.

Bill likes being a member of a relatively small team since he spent his career serving on a few of the Navy’s smaller warships: Knox-class frigate USS Garcia (FF-1040), Leahy-class guided-missile cruiser USS Richmond K. Turner (CG-20), and Belknap-class guided missile cruiser USS William H. Standley (CG-32). “Small ships foster camaraderie and personal connections. I enjoy that aspect of this work very much.”

For his final duty station, Bill worked at the Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility Jacksonville (FACSFACJAX), which provides oversight and management of the airspace, seaspace, and subseaspace used by United States federal and civilian agencies. The official reason for staying in Jacksonville after retiring is that his children had changed high schools three times over the previous four years, but Bill adds that he and his family, “fell in love with everything the city had to offer.”

One of Bill’s team leaders also served in the Navy.  Retired Chief Petty Officer Lionel Roberts served as both a Gunners Mate and an Aviation Storekeeper. Lionel served 24 years, 17 of which he spent on sea duty to guided missile ships like the USS Richard L. Page (FFG-5), a Brooke-class frigate. One of his favorite duty stations was when he was sent to Naval Base Subic Bay in the Philippines to run the base armory and train the security personnel in the proper use of weapons and firearms. This included the Presidential Security Group, the agency tasked with the protection of the President of the Philippines, as well as the Vice President of the Philippines and their families.

Lionel currently works as the Downtown Ambassador Safety Team Supervisor, and can usually be found riding a bicycle around the city, continuing to provide safety and security to his community, though in a much more friendly and casual fashion. “I like to mingle with different people and have different challenges every day,” he says of his job riding the streets and interacting with the residents, workers, and visitors of Downtown. His love of challenges and new experiences is reflected in his Navy career: Lionel’s first ship was homeported out of Souda Bay Naval Base in Crete, Greece. He deployed on a world cruise with stops in just about every country along the way and even played on the All-Navy Basketball team — twice. “My Navy career was more of an adventure than anything, and I loved it.”

After more than two decades of adventuring around the world, meeting hundreds of people from countless backgrounds Lionel was stationed at Naval Air Station Cecil Field (now Cecil Airport). He enjoyed it because it was, “a nice base, laid back, not too fast, not too slow. It reminded me of Mobile, Alabama, where I grew up.” Jacksonville was the best combination of familiar and exciting, and he looks forward to continuing to serve the city as a Downtown Ambassador, meeting new people every day.

Happy Veterans Day, Senior Chief Wimmer and Chief Roberts. From all of us at Downtown Vision: thank you for your service. It has been our sincerest pleasure to know and work with you both.

For more information on the Downtown Vision Ambassador Program, click here!