#DTJax Weekly Update: July 4 – July 10, 2017

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


Live Music + Nightlife


 #DTJax News



New businesses in #DTJax:


Now open:

Screen Shot 2017-06-13 at 2.48.47 PMBellwether

100 N. Laura St.

Timeless American fare takes a modern turn at Bellwether, a casual restaurant brought to you by the pioneers behind Orsay, Black Sheep, and BLK SHP at Intuition.





Screen Shot 2017-06-13 at 2.53.20 PMLIVE Bar

331 E. Bay St.




mortons-steakhouseMorton’s The Steakhouse

225 E. Coastline Dr.




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119 W. Adams St.






Coming soon:

  • Tossgreen: 76 S. Laura St.
  • Cowford Chophouse: 101 E. Bay St.


Stories From


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DVI Updates:

Screen Shot 2017-06-20 at 3.40.42 PMJuly Art Walk – Palette to Palate
Celebrate Culinary Arts Month in the heart of #DTJax! Enjoy live music on the main stage by Stank Sauce and delicious food featuring Hyppo popsicles and Downtown’s own Zodiac Bar and Grill. Browse local artist booths and check out our 60+ venues, 28 of them skilled in the culinary arts!

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Art Walk After Dark
The fun continues in The Elbow during Art Walk After Dark from 9 p.m. to late! Hangout in Downtown’s entertainment district with live music, award-winning cuisine and great memories.

Volunteer Opportunity:

Help us make #ArtWalkJax a success and support all of your favorite local artists, performers, musicians, food trucks and businesses. Sign up here.

Brooklyn Neighborhood Road Diet Study
If you live in the Brooklyn area or travel through it frequently, please take part in this survey to help improve the Brooklyn Neighborhood Road Diet, which seeks to improve traffic and pedestrian safety in Brooklyn (Riverside Blvd. & Park St.). Begin the survey here.



The Florida Times-Union is introducing a new quarterly magazine on Downtown in June titled “J.”  As part of this project,  the editorial page staff is compiling a group of readers in an Email Group for Downtown.  These readers will be asked questions that relate to Downtown.  There is no obligation, just a chance to sound off on Downtown issues.  If you would like to join the group, please email Editorial Page Editor Mike Clark: He will send you a questionnaire. The editorial page also will be making Downtown one of its focus issues for the daily opinion pages. The Times-Union thanks you for your consideration.


Summer & Fall Internship Opportunities:
DVI is looking for summer interns. If you’re a recent college graduate or a college student in your junior or senior year of college or a recent graduate looking for marketing and events experience, we want you! Learn more


2015 State of Downtown Report:
2015-State-of-Downtown_v3-for-print_lowres_Page_01Downtown Vision, Inc. released an 18-month summary on the state and growth of Downtown Jacksonville. This report provides details on development successes and  announcements, office and employment trends, residential growth, retail mix, arts and culture, tourism, transportation and more. Read the report in it’s entirety on our blog or visit to download the PDF.



DVI Annual Report Available:
Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 2.03.20 PMHave 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 2015-2016.