#DTJax Weekly Update: April 14-20, 2020

This week, the Lights on Laura are shining purple, blue and teal for all of the healthcare workers at Ascension St. Vincent’s. Thank you for dedicating your work to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. Your work is integral to the health of our communities, especially during these challenging times.

Stay healthy, friends! Follow COVID-19 updates and find testing info at


Thank you Downtown Ambassadors

We wanted to share a special thank you to our team of dedicated Downtown Ambassadors, who exemplify our clean and safe mission in all of the work that they do. If you see one of our team members while in #DTJax, give them a smile, wave or thank you. While the rest of Downtown may be working remotely, they remain on the streets keeping a watchful eye on our beautiful city and keeping things clean for when we return. We are so grateful for all that they do.

Shop Small!

Take a look at our #DTJax Business Updates to see which Downtown Jacksonville businesses are open and what services they are currently offering.

Newest Additions: 

The Volstead is now offering delivery within a 10-mile radius for to-go cocktails, beer, wine, shirts, and pins. ⁠Check out their online store.

Super Food and Brew is offering 15% off for First Responders and Medical Professionals. Call to order! Check out their online menu.

Island Girl Cigar Bar – Their new (tentative) hours are Monday-Friday 11am-7pm. They are offering cigar sales to go. Call Ahead (904) 353-4411

Enter Our Giveaways

To support our community we’re doing a giant gift card giveaway! From food and drinks to tours and experiences, we are giving away a $100 value every weekday until we run out. Each and every one of the Downtown spots we will be featuring offer online gift cards, online ordering or curbside pick up. Even if you don’t win, we encourage you to support these local spots and buy a gift card for future use, when the dust settles. They need you now more than ever!

Enter every weekday on Instagram and Facebook

#DTJax Virtual Experiences

MOSHMOCAJax Symphony and more! Our Arts, Culture and Entertainment sector has new offerings to accommodate our homebound state. Show them some love and honor their hard work by enjoying live performances, virtual museum experiences (#MuseumFromHome), fun at-home activities and more!

Join the Virtual Fun!

Updates from Downtown Vision

Small Business Support

  • Visit COVID-19: #DTJax Resources for Small Business for up-to-date information on loans, grants and assistance for those dealing with layoffs.
    • Newest Addition: The City of Jacksonville has created its own loan program to assist local small businesses affected by the COVID-19 response. Proposed by Mayor Curry and approved by City Council, the program will deploy up to $28 million, which will be used to provide a combination of grants, interest payments and potential aid toward the principal of the loan, tied to employee retention.
  • Please take our Impact Survey for Downtown Businesses so we can share with leadership as they plan relief efforts.

The Downtown Vision office is closed but the team can be contacted by email.