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#DTJax Weekly Update: January 19-25, 2021

Instagram of the Week

It’s been a joy seeing how #DTJax creatives capture this new mural by @davidnackashi on the Northbank Riverwalk. Thank you to our partners for helping us to make this colorful piece possible: The Downtown Dwellers@jaxparkscoj and the DIA. Extra rad point of view captured by @vicbarq4.

Use the hashtag #DTJax for a chance to be featured.


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Downtown Northbank Walking Tour

This Saturday, join The Jaxson’s Bill Delaney, Ennis Davis and Mike Field for a 1.5-2 hour guided tour of Jacksonville’s Downtown Northbank, covering history, urban development and adaptive reuse. Learn more.

Celebrate JWJ Park’s 155th Birthday!

On January 25th, 1866, Isaiah Hart’s family sold the park to the City of Jacksonville for $10. What a bargain! Visit James Weldon Johnson Park on Monday to celebrate with food trucks, free cake pops and live music performed by Kalani Rose. Learn more.

Congratulations #DTJax Awards Winners!

The #DTJax Awards celebrate the people and projects that make a difference in #DTJax. The 2020 winners were #DTJax Ambassador Johnny Duckett, The Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center, Jessica Santiago of ArtRepublicManifest Distilling, Maria Hane and Terry Lorince.

Mag’s Cafe is Serving Up Breakfast, Lunch and Coffee

Enjoy fresh, french inspired cuisine in a jiffy at Mag’s Cafe. We love their seasonal quiche options with a steaming hot cup of coffee, perfect for these chilly January days. View their menu.


Each year Downtown Vision, in partnership with the Downtown Investment Authority, evaluates the state of Downtown Jacksonville and collects data on how to improve the Downtown experience.

If you live or work in #DTJax we want to hear from you! Please only take the survey if you live or work within the Northbank, Southbank, Brooklyn/Riverside Avenue, LaVilla or the Sports and Entertainment District.

Complete our survey and be entered to win a $100 #DTJax e-Gift Card. Two winners will be chosen and contacted by the email address provided.

Employee Survey

Resident Survey


Give the Gift of the Downtown Experience

Check out the #DTJax e-Gift Card – good at 30 of your favorite #DTJax businesses and counting! Purchase for friends, family or colleagues and invite them to enjoy the best in Downtown dining, shopping and entertainment.

These digital gift cards can be purchased at dtjaxegiftcard.com, anytime, anywhere and for any amount between $5 and $250. They can be used multiple times at multiple participating locations and the balance is always available on your smartphone.


Upcoming #DTJax Events

Dvořák’s New World
January 22 and 23 at Multiple Times
Times-Union Center

Antonín Dvořák spent the summer of 1893 in Iowa, and it was America’s endearing, wide-open terrain that inspired the spacious sounds of his Ninth Symphony. Enjoy this piece performed by the Jacksonville Symphony.

Brian Regan
January 23 at 8 p.m.
The Florida Theatre

Critics, fans and fellow comedians agree: Brian Regan is one of the most respected comedians in the country with Vanity Fair calling Brian, “The funniest stand-up alive,” and Entertainment Weekly calling him, “Your favorite comedian’s favorite comedian.”

Visit our Events Calendar to see more local events.


Save the Date:
Downtown Vision’s Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting

You’re invited to attend Downtown Vision’s virtual Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting. Join us for an update from Bruce Fafard, CEO of the Museum of Science & History and Zone 1 Commander, Assistant Chief Adam Pendley from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. Hear more about what’s happening in Downtown from DVI CEO Jake Gordon, ask questions and provide updates on your organizations.

When: Tuesday, Jan 26th at 8:30 a.m.
Where: Join us on Zoom or call in.

Call in Instructions: Call (929) 205-6099. When prompted, enter the meeting ID: 816 2645 8735 followed by the # key. You will be asked to enter your participant ID. If you do not know your participant ID, simply press the # key.

Email Eduardo Santos at eduardo@dtjax.org to RSVP and receive the meeting Zoom Link.

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