#DTJax Weekly Update: April 7 – 13, 2020

This week, our Lights on Laura will shine red, yellow, green and blue in honor of Wolfson Children’s Hospital. Thank you to all of the Healthcare Workers at Wolfson’s, your tireless work caring for the children and families of Northeast Florida, South Georgia and beyond is exemplary and appreciated – especially during times like these. Thank you for all you do!

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


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: 

5 & Dime Theatre Co: Virtual Happy Hour! Join the 5 & Dime on their Facebook page at 5PM every day this week, chatting with a special guest from the theatre community.

Bay Street Bar and Grill – Bay Street is still open and still serving freshly made to order take out. Call in Your Order – 904-933-1350

Hyppo Pops – The Hyppo is open and providing delivery options. They are open from 12-8pm. Order Online via GrubHub.

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

We created this silly graphic to help #DTJax followers determine how far 6 feet really is. We think Minshew is definitely the most useful unit of measurement.

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.

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.