#DTJax Weekly Update: July 28-August 3, 2020

Instagram of the Week

Make all of #DTJax your playground!
Explore the Riverwalk and bridges for beautiful views and fresh air.
Super fun photo: @ms_ashleylauren @904yogasquad

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

August Virtual Art Scroll:

Since we can’t all be together right now, Downtown Vision continues to curate an interactive “Art Scroll” experience in lieu of the traditional First Wednesday Art Walk. On August 5th, the community is invited to enjoy two live Art Scroll installments on the Downtown Jacksonville Art Walk Facebook page.

At lunch time, we are interviewing Shawana Brooks, an integral member of the arts and culture community, to hear about her newest initiative, Color Jax Blue. Join us in the evening for a performance you don’t want to miss from one of our most beloved local favorites, The Band Be Easy. They will be bringing funk, soul and pop to your living room.

#DTJax e-Gift Card:

Check out the #DTJax e-Gift Card – good at 26 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, 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.

To celebrate the launch, Downtown Vision is offering the following bonus gifts:

  • Buy a $25 Gift Card, receive a $5 bonus gift on us
  • Buy a $50 Gift Card, receive a $10 bonus gift on us
  • Buy a $100 Gift Card, receive a $20 bonus gift on us
  • Buy a $200 Gift Card, receive a $50 bonus gift on us (best value)

Offer expires September 30, 2020, available while supplies last. Additionally, Downtown Vision will cover the first $1,000 in e-Delivery fees on all e-gift card purchases.

Shop Small and Support Local:

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

White Hall: A New Wedding Venue 
Owners of the historic Seminole Building Downtown are renovating the third floor to accommodate weddings and corporate events. Now booking for fall of 2020, clients can enjoy a bridal suite, groom suite and outdoor seating on the newly renovated patio.
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Spliff’s Gastropub New Location
Spliff’s Gastropub is moving two spaces down to the corner of 100 E. Forsyth St. A new coffee bar concept, Headroom, will be filling the old space under the same ownership. Headroom will serve espresso until 2 a.m., as well as a full lunch, dinner and late-night menu.
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Bellwether is Open For Lunch
Bellwether is now open for lunch service with limited capacity Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Enjoy fresh local fare with unique selections like Korean fried broccoli, the Bellwether burger and the Dill pickle brined fried chicken thigh sandwich.
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Manifest Distilling 
Looking for something local to freshen up your bar cart? Manifest Distilling’s tasting room is now open Wednesday-Saturday 2-7 p.m. Bring a few bottles of these local libations home and support an iconic #DTJax distillery.
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Hang in #DTJax safely with these awesome virtual events. Visit our Events Calendar to check out what is going on Downtown.

July 30 | MOCA Movie Night Presents: LA 92

Daily at 7 a.m. | Meet You At The Coffee Pot with St. Johns Cathedral

Updates from Downtown Vision

Mandatory Masks: As of 6/29/2020, the City of Jacksonville has implemented a mandatory mask requirement for public & indoor locations, and in other situations where individuals cannot socially distance.

Alcohol Sales: The Department of Business and Professional Regulation has suspended on premises consumption of alcohol at bars statewide. More Info

Florida Reopening Phase II:
Florida is now in Phase II of the state-wide reopening plans. Governor DeSantis’ plan, Safe, Smart, Step-by-Step, relaxes more of the measures put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19. Changes Include:

  • Gyms and retail operating at 100% capacity
  • Entertainment facilities can open at a 50% capacity
  • Groups are encouraged to limit gatherings to no more than 50

Small Business Support

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