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Dec 2: Ramenfest

 

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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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DVI Updates 

 

BB&T Proudly Presents: Dog Days of Summer Art Walk!

This Wednesday, September 7, is Dog Days of Summer Art Walk! In addition to local artists, live music and food trucks, also enjoy pet-friendly vendors and adoptions on Laura St including BARK Downtown and Friends of Jacksonville Animals (FOJA).

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Don’t forget to head to The Landing and bring your dogs for Front Porch Yappy Hour Meetup! Enjoy local dog vendors, a Bowser Beer drinking contest, live music, drink specials, food trucks and more.

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The fun doesn’t end when the sun sets! Just a few blocks from Hemming ParkArt Walk After Dark in The Elbow keeps the party going with drink specials, live music, interactive art and arcade games till late at over 15 participating locations.

More information can be found on iloveartwalk.com. See you Wednesday!

Amplified Vol. 2 Release Party Was a Success! 
 
Last Friday, September 2, fans flooded #TheElbowJax to celebrate the release of the second volume of Amplified, a compilation of local musical talent. Despite Hurricane Hermine, the crowds were huge and it was a terrific night for the music community in #DTJax.

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A big thank you is in order to all those who worked so hard on making this a success: EU JacksonvilleThe W StudioBrian BarnardGrant Nielsen1904 Music Hall and Hourglass Pub.

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Thank you to everyone who came out and continues to support our local, thriving music scene. Don’t forget to download your free copy of Amplified Vol. 2 here!

Oktoberfest at Art Walk is Less Than 1 Month Away:

On October 5, celebrate the 4th Annual Oktoberfest at Art Walk, our biggest Art Walk of the year. Hosted by Curtis Dvorak, Oktoberfest will include a polka band, contests, a carnival zone, a kids zone and of course, German beer and the traditional tapping of the keg!

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What’s the best way to enjoy Oktoberfest? VIP of course! VIP tickets include unlimited food and beverages, private bathroom access, #DTJax swag and more. Purchase your VIP tickets today!

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For more information, visit dtjax.com/oktoberfest.

We’re Looking for Interns!

If you or someone you know is looking for an internship this Fall, 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.

 

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Aug 19: Magic Class
Aug 20-21: Fan Lexicon

 

 

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DVI Updates 

Mayor Curry’s Pension Reform:

 
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On July 26th, DVI hosted Mayor Lenny Curry at our Quarterly Downtown Stakeholder Meeting to answer questions about his proposed solution to the City’s unfunded pension liability crisis.

 On July 27, DVI’s Board of Directors voted unanimously approving a resolution of support of Mayor Curry’s proposed solution. DVI and its board of directors encourage Downtown supporters to vote “yes” on Duval County Referendum No. 1 on August 30.

A copy of the DVI resolution can be found here.

Given the dire circumstances of the City Budget, DVI’s leadership believe the resolution of this pressing issue is essential before the revitalization of Downtown Jacksonville can continue.

By establishing a dedicated funding source for the pension liability, general fund dollars will eventually be freed up and used for other high priority items for the City of Jacksonville, including public investments to better Downtown Jacksonville.

For more information on the Mayor’s plan, visit here and make sure to vote ‘yes’ on August 30.

 

We’re Looking for Interns!

If you or someone you know is looking for an internship this Fall, 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.

 

Mark your calendars for PARK(ing) Day in #DTJax:

 

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September 16, 2016 is PARK(ing) Day, which is an internationally celebrated event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to turn metered parking spaces into temporary public spaces.
There are over ten participating businesses creating temporary parklets all over #DTJax. Take your lunch break and visit them all!

For more information on PARK(ing) Day in #DTJax, visit 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.