#DTJax Weekly Update: August 28-September 3

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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Things To Do Downtown


Arts & Culture


Family Fun 

Tuesday, August 28
Wednesday, August 29
Saturday, September 1
Monday, September 3


Live Music & Nightlife

Thursday, August 30
Friday, August 31
Saturday, September 1
Sunday, September 2
Monday, September 3




Get Involved


2018 August Surge with Changing Homelessness
COJ City Council Meeting

Join the City of Jacksonville for a City Council meeting. Details.
When: Wednesday, August 29, 5 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Council Chambers


Living In Peace Vigil at the Jacksonville Landing

Join Living In Peace for a vigil to reflect on, honor, and celebrate the lives of those lost at the tragic incident over the weekend at the Jacksonville Landing. Details.
When: Wednesday, August 29, 8 p.m.
Where: Jacksonville Landing


LaVilla Neighborhood Development Community Meeting 

Join the Downtown Investment Authority and Jacksonville Transportation Authority for a public meeting discussing the past, present and future of LaVilla and how to activate the neighborhood with guest speaker Nancy Broner, Executive Director of OneJax. Details.
When: Tuesday, September 4, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: The Ritz Theatre and Museum

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, October 4, 2 p.m.
Where: City Hall




#DTJax News





New businesses in #DTJax:


Now Open!

1075 Hendricks Ave.

580 College St.


1515 Prudential Dr.

225 E. Coastline Dr.


Coming Soon:

Burlock and Barrel logoBurlock & Barrel Distillery
417 Magnolia St.


120 E. Forsyth St.



SHOR Tavern, Hyatt Regency
225 E. Coastline Dr.



112 W. Adams St.
223 N. Hogan St.



Stories From




DVI Updates:


Staying Strong in the Face of Tragedy


We are deeply saddened by the senseless tragedy that occurred in our Downtown over the weekend. Our hearts are broken for those who lost loved ones and who were injured or affected by yesterday’s shooting. We offer our deepest sympathies.
We are grateful to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, Fire Department, elected officials, hospital workers and all first responders for their swift action in our city’s time of need.
Downtown Jacksonville is our home, and this incident is not indicative of the Downtown we know. Our Jacksonville community will heal together and make our city better together. Working together – with love and support – we can continue to help make Downtown Jacksonville a better place to live, work, visit and invest.

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

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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 2016-2017. Read or download the PDF here.

2018 Art Walk Sponsorship Opportunities


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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.