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COVID-19: #DTJax Business Updates

As Downtown Vision monitors the rapidly evolving situation with Coronavirus, we want to ensure our business owners, residents, students, and visitors are informed about the ways in which this is affecting the #DTJax community. Check back regularly for more information on ways to support small business, who’s open, who’s closed and more. We appreciate your continued support. Stay safe!

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Support Small Business

Downtown Jacksonville will be heavily affected by the precautions taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19. With many people working from home, the eateries and retail shops we normally enjoy will be struggling. We fully support and encourage taking all precautions to protect yourself and your families during this time, and hope that those whose jobs are not affected by the virus will help to lift up the small businesses who will suffer during this time.

Ways to support small businesses during COVID-19: 1. order a gift card for future use. 2. pick up meals and drinks to go or order delivery. 3. shop online with them. 4. share their updates on your social media to spread the word. 5. leave a review from a time you had a great experience with them


Open for Business / Shop Online

1904 Music Hall  – 1904 Music Hall is closed indefinitely. You can support the venue and music by live-streaming the  1904 Socially Distant Concert Series which can be found on their Facebook page.  Donations received go directly to the musicians and venue. 

Bay Street Bar and GrillWe’re open and serving freshly made to order take out. Limited seating inside and full seating outside. Offering 2 for 1 on select drafts.

  • Call in Your Order – 904-933-1350


bb’sBb’s Restaurant and Bar is open for curbside delivery, pick up and dine in with limited seating. Call 904-306-0100 to place your pick up order 40 minutes in advance. Please specify pick up or delivery.  

Bellwether – Bellwether is open for takeout and delivery! After dedicating their efforts to helping Feeding Northeast Florida during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Bellwether is ready to serve their customers again. Current hours, Monday-Friday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Bold City Brewery The Downtown is closed until further notice.

The Bread and Board – We are open 11a to 8p Mondays through Saturdays | 11a to 6p Sundays, ready to serve you all of your to-go needs.⁠ Delivery within 5 miles of the Riverside location and to all locations DTJAX for $2.50. Beer and wine are also available to-go to pair perfectly with your meals. We will also be are offering fresh produce boxes by Saturiwa Trading Company for $25. You can order online (under “Fresh Produce”) for pick up the next day!

The Brick Coffee House– The Brick is open and available for a quick breakfast or lunch to-go! Grab coffee, pastries or a snack for your midday pick-me-up. Visit them in the Ed Ball Building weekdays from 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

Burlock and Barrel Distillery – Burlock and Barrel Whiskey Distillery is open Thursday through Sunday from 2-7pm, we offer curbside service as well. Located at 417 Magnolia St. Jacksonville, FL. They are now offering hand sanitizer in small bottles, and in gallon bottles. Swing by to pick up a bottle of whiskey and locally made sanitizer.

  • You Can Contact Us at (904) 372-0856

Burrito GalleryThe Downtown and Brooklyn Burrito Gallery locations are now open for dine in with limited seating. Brooklyn’s new store hours 12pm-8pm Offering to-go drink package menu and family meal specials that you can pick up and take home to heat up whenever it’s dinner time. All Meals feed 4-5 people; limited quantities available
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Casa Dora Italian CafeCasa Dora has officially re-opened their dining room for both lunch and dinner. They will continue offering takeout.

Chamblin’s Uptown – Chamblin’s Uptown cafe is now open for to-go orders with a limited menu, call 904-674-0879 to place your order! Current hours are 7-4, Mon-Sat. ☕The bookstore will also be taking book orders for curbside pickup.

Charlie’s Cafe – Hemming Park’s food truck cafe is now open with live music entertainment! There are new rules we are asking our diners to follow. In addition, our staff will follow new procedures to ensure the safety of our guests. This includes: wiping down tables after every guest, wearing face masks and gloves, making sure tables and chairs are kept six feet apart from each other and making sure guests in line are keeping six feet apart. We have also installed a hand sanitation area for guests near the Charles Bennett statue.

Chart House  – Chart House is open for to-go orders and dine in service with limited seating from 11am – 8pm daily. 

Chipotle Mexican Grill – After much anticipation, Chipotle Mexican Grill has opened in Brooklyn. From bowls and burritos, to salads and chips, they’ve got something for everyone. They are open daily from 10:45 a.m.-10 p.m. at 50 Riverside Avenue.

Clara’s Tidbits – We are taking orders through voicemail or through web orders.

  • Order Here
  • Order Over the Phone – (904) 396-0528

The Court Urban Food ParkThe Court Urban Food Park is open for take out orders 11am – 2pm daily.

Cowford Chophouse – We’re excited to share that Cowford Chophouse will reopen beginning Friday, May 8. From that point on, Cowford will be open Tuesday-Saturday from 4-10 p.m. at limited capacity serving happy hour items on the rooftop from 4-7 p.m. and dinner service throughout the restaurant from 5-10 p.m.

  • For additional information about the measures we’re taking to keep guests and staff safe, visit our reopening FAQ.

Currents By Anthony’s  2nd floor 841 Prudential Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32207. We are open and have plenty of vans and trucks in our catering department to deliver anywhere we are needed. Add links to these PDF menus:

Daniel James Salon – Daniel James Salon is reopening on Tuesday May 19.

De Real Ting Cafe – The upstairs dining room will be open throughout the week, but all nightclub activities will be canceled until further notice. Take out and delivery will be available via UberEats, GrubHub and Bitesquad.

  • Order Online via UberEats, GrubHub and Bitesquad.

Dos GatosDos Gatos is open for to-go cocktails, bottles and more. Stop in Monday-Friday from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday from 6-10 p.m. Food will be available from Chop It Charlie’s Food Cart and Catering.

Flavors of Thai – Flavors of Thai is open and taking to-go orders.

Florida Theatre – Florida Theatre’s box office is closed until further notice. The Box Office phones (904-355-2787) are open 9 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday.

Fresh Market – Team members will be taking extra precautions to ensure the cleanliness and safety of the store.

FSCJ Artist Series  – All shows will be postponed out of an abundance of caution, due to the growing concern over COVID-19.

Gili’s Kitchen – Gilli’s is open for dine in and take out Monday – Thursday 11-5 p.m. and Friday 11 – 2 p.m. They are limiting customers to 12 at a time and seating will be 6 feet apart.

  • Call to Order: 904-475-1400

Go Tuk’n Tours being offered 7 days a week. Receive 25% off the following tours: Certified Public Art Tour, Certified Riverside Avondale Preservation Tour, Downtown Jax City Tour. Use Promo Code: Join0520IG at checkout.

Grenville Kitchen – Grenville Kitchen is offering online ordering and delivery, family and individual meal plans, as well as curbside pick up. If you live five miles outside the delivery radius for DoorDash, UberEats, or GrubHub, call to arrange personal drop offs by staff. Current hours: 12p.m. – 8p.m.

The Happy Grilled Cheese The Happy Grilled Cheese is open for takeout, limited indoor seating, distanced outdoor seating and UberEats delivery. Visit their Facebook page @thehappygrilledcheese for food truck schedules. Current hours Monday-Friday 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Hemming Jewelers – Hemming Plaza Jewelers at 231 N. Hogan St. reopened to customers with limited access. Customers must sit in chairs set up for social distancing.

Hyppo Pops – The Hyppo is endeavoring to stay open and serving our community and local economy as best we can. We have maximized our sanitization process and are taking all online and to-go orders. We are open from 12-8pm. SAME-DAY LOCAL DELIVERY NOW AVAILABLE. Order by 1PM to receive your pops and Mayday Ice Cream pints delivered to your doorstep later that day. 🏠 Now serving zip codes: 32080, 32081, 32082, 32084, 32086, 32092, 32095, and 32259. 🎉 Visit: www.hyppotohome.com to place your order!

Indochine – We’re OPEN. Dine In & Take Out! Lunch 11-2pm weekdays and dinner 5-9pm all week!

Intuition Ale Works – Because of the recent surge of Covid cases in Duval County, we have decided to scale back to a to-go only format in the taproom for the time being. The health and safety of our staff and guests is our priority, and this is the only way that we feel comfortable operating right now. The go-window will be open through Friday from 1-6:00. We will be closed this weekend for the 4th of July.

Island Girl Cigar Bar – Our new hours 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday – Friday. We are offering cigar sales to go and curbside service.

Jax Rides – We have disinfectant and hand soap. And while we’re a ride-or-die pack, we have no problem keeping six feet between us at all times.

Jimmy John’s – Jimmy John’s is Offering Delivery to Your Door. Leave special instructions to our drivers to have it left at your door during this quarantine.

Johnson and Lufrano, P.A. is a criminal defense firm specializing in criminal law. They remain open at this time to assist you in legal matters.  Contact them to schedule an appointment.

Jumpin’ Jax House of Food – Jumpin’ Jax is open for take out and limited dining. 

Kanine Social – We are reopening the entire facility to everyone on Monday, May 4th with the following hours: 12-8 p.m. everyday. The taproom will be limited to 25% occupancy for now, however, there is plenty of indoor and outdoor park space to spread out and exercise! Staff will continue to disinfect common surfaces throughout the day and, as always, we have plenty of hand sanitizer stations throughout the entire facility.

Kazu Sushi Burrito – Now open and serving up delicious sushi bowls and burritos. Open Monday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

Maddy D’s Cafe and Confections – The cafe is reopening Wednesday, June 3 for breakfast and lunch weekdays from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. They are offering FREE delivery inside of I-295 for any cookie order over $50. Also offering pick up by appointment only, curbside pick-up, and available on Grubhub, Ubereats and Doordash!

  • Call in Curbside -904.862.6788.

The Magnificat Cafe – Curbside pickup available. For curbside: Call ahead to place your order, pull into the loading zone and call when you arrive. Please wear a mask, if you do not have one, we will provide one at no charge.

Manifest DistillingManifest will be opening up for curbside pickup Thursday-Saturday from 2-5 p.m. for all of your at-home cocktail needs. Feel free to drive up, give us your order and we will get you all set up. Now offering 3.4oz bottles of hand sanitizer.

Morton’s Steakhouse – Morton’s is open to accommodate takeout orders and limited dine in seating! Our To-Go menu has limited-time pricing deals, and we are open with new hours of 12pm-8pm daily.

MOSH – MOSH is excited to announce that they are now open to the general public. To keep visitors safe, reservations will be required to visit the museum.

Olio MarketOlio Market is open! Their current hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. They will not be accepting cash as a form of payment and encourage all to go order be placed online. All in person orders will be placed at a kiosk to limit interactions. Dine in is available with limited seating.

Pedal Pub Pedal Pub Jax is preparing to reopen in the coming weeks. They are offering a special sale for 20% off a gift card purchase. Watch a video on how they are ensuring safety during their tours.

Pita Pit – Pita Pit is open for pick up, delivery, UberEats, and GrubHub.

River City Brewing Company – River City Brewing Company is open for dine in and take-out. Enjoy a romantic riverfront dinner on their outdoor patio, with a gorgeous view of #DTJax.

Ruth’s Chris – Ruth’s Chris Steak House is open for take out orders. Now through April 5, purchase an eGift Card online worth $100 or more and earn a 25% bonus card to use on a future visit.

Sake House Sake House is taking to-go orders.

Southlight Gallery – Available by appointment only.

Spliff’s Gastropub – Spliff’s is open for businesses. To-go orders are available, as well as take out beer and liquor. 

St. Johns River TaxiAfter being closed for more than 2 months, River Taxi and Tours will be resuming limited operations in #DTJax weekend. While regular river taxi service is still suspended, numerous river cruises are available starting this Friday.

Superfood and Brew – Super Food and Brew is now open for dine in options at a limited capacity, encouraging patrons to follow CDC guidelines when in the restaurant. They will continue to serve the community by offering pickup and delivery using UberEats and GrubHub.

Sweet Pete’s Candy  Sweet Pete’s is open to the public! Please wear a mask or buy one for 75 cents. Open hours at 10 a.m.-6 p.m.!

UPS Store – 221 N. Hogan StreetThe UPS store is open with limited hours Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm, closed Saturday and Sunday. To enforce social distancing, the number of customers allowed in stores will be limited. 

Vagabond Coffee – Our Murray Hill location is open until 8 p.m. , practicing touch-less transactions, sanitizing regularly, washing our hands obsessively, working tirelessly, and making your coffee lovingly.

Village Bread – Village bread is open for dine in with limited seating, pick up and delivery.

The Volstead – The Volstead is now open tfor curbside pick up and delivery. Grab some bottles, beers, or wines to-go. They will be having local food vendors set up for to-go meals including Chancho King and El Cubano Jax.

Whispers Crab House & Oyster Bar – The restaurant is open for takeout and dine in at limited capacity at normal hours: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. We are offering take out specials and to-go drinks with the purchase of food. Delivery is available through DoorDash, UberEats and Grubhub. For pickup:

Wolf and Cub Wolf & Cub is temporarily closed but is offering online shopping, appointments to shop in store and select days to shop in store with a limited capacity. Stay up to date by following their social media.

Zodiac Bar and Grille – Zodiac is open and ready to serve up delicious mediterranean food! Wraps, platters and more! Dine in or take your order to go. Delivery is available through Grub Hub. Hours: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

zTrip– We are zTrip and we are open for business. We are the largest ground transportation & Taxi company here in Jacksonville with over 300 cars and drivers on the road even under the current conditions. We can deliver people, food, packages, and products on-demand 24/7/365.


Local Closures

Jacksonville Public Library branches are closed until further notice. While closed, loan periods are extended and overdue fines are waived. Digital library available 24/7!


Jacksonville City Event Venues have canceled or postponed events at all locations until further notice. If you are a current ticket holder for any event at the following locations, please hold on to your tickets. Tickets for postponed events will be honored for all rescheduled dates. If your event has been cancelled, please reach out to your point of purchase for refund information. Updates can be found here

  • 121 Financial Park
  • Daily’s Place
  • Ritz Theatre and Museum
  • TIAA Bank Field
  • Times-Union Center for Performing Arts
  • VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp games are postponed. Learn more about their HERO Program, which offers fans ticket vouchers and a chance to win a trip to 2021 Spring Training. Purchase two undated ticket vouchers for $10; half of proceeds will be donated to First Coast Relief Fund.

Jacksonville Symphony concerts and events are canceled through May 8th. Learn more about ticket exchanges and donations. 

FSCJ Artist Series shows are postponed. Learn more.


Florida Theatre’s closure affects the following performances. Current purchased tickets will be honored on the new show date. Florida Theatre staff members are working to communicate directly with patrons who purchased tickets for these shows, and moving forward will communicate the status of individual shows.

 

  • MasterChef Jr. Live on March 27 (Rescheduled for October 23, 2020)
  • Brothers Again on March 28 (Rescheduled for August 1, 2020)
  • Pablo Cruise at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on March 28
  • The SteelDrivers on March 29
  • Straight Up with Stassi Live on April 5 (Rescheduled for January 30,2021)
  • Mandy Moore on April 7
  • Neil DeGrasse Tyon on April 8 (Rescheduled for February 4, 2021)
  • Chris Botti on April 15 (Rescheduled for March 17, 2021)
  • Brittany Howard on April 23 cancelled
  • Brian Culbertson on April 26 (Rescheduled to April 25, 2021)
  • One Night of Queen on May 1 (Rescheduled for July 27, 2020)
  • Jonny Lang on May 3 (Rescheduled to October 18, 2021)
  • Gary Allan on May 7 (Rescheduled to August 28, 2020)
  • The Happy Together Tour on June 4 (Rescheduled to September 10,2020)

Show Worker Relief Fund: Part-time “show workers” are already feeling the effects of our shutdown. Because there are no shows, stagehands, bartenders, security and box office workers have no work. If you can support, please support here.


MOCA Jacksonville has suspended all museum events and programs until further notice. Learn more about MOCA’s free virtual museum experience and other virtual #DTJax experiences here.


MOSHMuseum of Science And History (MOSH) events are cancelled or postponed through early May. Learn more hereLearn more about MOSH’s on-line exhibit, Science Behind the News: Viruses and other virtual experiences here.


The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens will remain closed until further notice. The annual four-day Arts4All Festival, which was scheduled for April 28 through May 1, 2020, has been postponed.


All Jacksonville parks, including Hemming Park, are closed until further notice.


River TaxiSt. Johns River Taxi service is suspended and tours are cancelled until further notice.


TODO: add alt text from AirtableThe First Coast YMCA has closed all of its branches until further notice. This includes all programs and events except for child care which is being offered in a very limited capacity based on essential community need.


Duval County Courthouse is closed to the general public.


JAX Chamber is suspending all activities, including all Chamber Council events, ImpactJAX events and the Board of Directors meetings until further notice. Visit their Resources Page for more information.


Support First Wednesday Art Walk & Riverside Arts Market Artists, Makers & Vendors

April Art Walk is canceled, but you can visit online stores and stay up-to-date with your favorite artists and performers here.

Riverside Arts Market is postponed until further notice. Visit online stores and stay up-to-date with your favorite makers, farmers and bakers here.


Additional Information

Regular updates on the impacts of COVID-19 on DTJax can be found here:

COVID-19: #DTJax Virtual Experiences
COVID-19: #DTJax Resources for Small Business

Please contact us if you are open or would like to share any information with our audience.