#DTJax Weekly Update: December 11 – 17

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.


Instagram of the Week 


Have you seen these around? We love these unique additions popping up around the #DTJax, Springfield and Riverside neighborhoods. Next time you see one, snap a picture and use #BeBoldJax.

Photo by @grumpygypsy



Tag your Downtown photo #DTJax for a chance to be featured.




Things To Do Downtown


Arts & Culture

Saturday, December 15


Family Fun

Monday, December 17


Live Music & Nightlife 

Friday, December 14
Saturday, December 15
Sunday, December 16
Monday, December 17




Get Involved


Each year Downtown Vision evaluates the state of Downtown Jacksonville and collects data on how to improve the Downtown experience. If you live or work in #DTJax (Northbank, Southbank, Brooklyn/Riverside Avenue, LaVilla or the Stadium District) we want to hear from you!
Complete our survey and be entered to win a $100 gift certificate to the Downtown restaurant or retailer of your choice. Two winners will be chosen and contacted by the email address provided.



COJ City Council Meeting 

Join the City of Jacksonville for a City Council Meeting. Details.
When: Tuesday, December 11, 5 p.m.
Where: City Council Chambers
Sheriff’s Watch Meeting 

Join JSO officers and community members for monthly discussions about crime issues facing our neighborhoods and hear progress updates. Details.

When: Wednesday, December 19, 11 a.m.
Where: Main Library, 303 N. Laura St.




#DTJax News





New businesses in #DTJax:


150 Riverside Ave. #307
211 N. Laura St.
Now Open! (through the holidays)
400 N. Hogan St.
Now Open!
223 N. Hogan St.
Now Open!
Coming Soon
120 E. Forsyth St.
Coming Soon
345 E. Bay St.
Coming Soon
120 E. Forsyth St.
Coming Soon
225 E. Coastline Dr.
Coming Soon
112 W. Adams St.
Coming Soon




Stories From





DVI Updates:



Photo by: @kddreamin


There was a 100% chance of snow in #DTJax…
Thank you to everyone who attended our Spirit of Giving #ArtWalkJax last week! We hope you had a fantastic time playing in the snow, taking horse-drawn carriage rides, viewing the Annual Tree Lighting and all the other exciting activities throughout the night.
A HUGE thanks to VyStar Credit Union for sponsoring this event and making it possible to bring 15 tons of snow to the urban core!
We’d also like to thank Council President Aaron Bowman and VyStar Credit Union President/CEO Brian Wolfburg for leading the Annual Tree Lighting at Hemming Park and for their continued support of Downtown.
In case you missed the fun, check out this fun video by First Coast News.
We look forward to the new year, full with new possibilities. Don’t miss the Dress the pART #ArtWalkJax on January 2, 2019. Details.

Congratulations to the 2018 #DTJax Award Winners!
Thank you to all who attended for celebrating the 4th Annual #DTJax Award winners at the 2018 #DTJax Awards Breakfast this morning!
Downtown Vision created the #DTJax Awards in 2015 to celebrate the people and projects making Downtown Jacksonville a better place to live, work, visit and invest. Learn more about the awards here.
2018 Winners
Ambassador of the Year
Michael Ryan
Downtown Project of the Year
20West FSCJ Housing and Cafe
Downtowners of the Year
Ambassador John D. Rood and Steve Moore
Downtown Achievement Award
Aundra Wallace
Downtown Investment Authority
Thanks to all the great Downtown Jacksonville supporters who came out to The River Club to honor the winners, including our DVI board and elected officials.
We’d also like to thank our sponsors again for their support in making this event a possibility:
Event Sponsors
Ambassador Award Sponsor
Media Sponsors
We also announced the theme for our 2019 #DTJax Gala…Havana Nights, Neon Lights!
We hope to see you at our upcoming 2019 #DTJax Gala on Saturday, February 23 at Novel Coworking (formerly Level Office). Tickets and sponsorships can be found at

NEW: 2017-2018 Annual Report is here!
Have you ever wondered, what exactly does DVI do in a year?
From expanding the Ambassador program by 50% to installing 80,000 LED lights for the “Lights on Laura” to topping 100,000 followers on @DTJax social media, check out our latest Annual Report, which highlights accomplishments and financial information for fiscal year 2017-2018. Read or download the PDF here.
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.
2018 Art Walk Sponsorship Opportunities

Downtown’s signature monthly event, First Wednesday Art Walk attracts 5,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with 35+ galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars and businesses. In its 15th 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.