#DTJax Weekly Update: March 31 – April 6, 2020

This week, our Lights on Laura will shine blue and white as a thank you to all of the healthcare providers at Baptist Health. 
Your tireless work keeps Jacksonville healthy and safe and we are grateful for you.


Stay healthy, friends! Follow COVID-19 updates and find testing info at

Shop Small!

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

Newest Additions: 

The Happy Grilled Cheese – The Happy Grilled Cheese is open for takeout, call-in curbside pickup, and UberEats. Visit their Facebook page @thehappygrilledcheese for food truck schedules.

Whispers Crab House & Oyster Bar – The restaurant is open for takeout only at normal hours: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. We are offering take out specials and to-go drinks with the purchase of food. Delivery is available through DoorDash, UberEats and Grubhub. For pickup:

MOSH‘s new online program MOSH Connect premiers April 1. MOSH Connect is their first digital endeavor into bringing our engaging educational Museum experience to the home. It will utilize recorded video content, step-by-step at-home science and history lessons, and opportunities to interact live with educators during online live sessions.

Enter Our Giveaways!

To support our community we’re doing a giant gift card giveaway! From food and drinks to tours and experiences, we are giving away a $100 value every weekday until we run out. Each and every one of the Downtown spots we will be featuring offer online gift cards, online ordering or curbside pick up. Even if you don’t win, we encourage you to support these local spots and buy a gift card for future use, when the dust settles. They need you now more than ever!

Enter every weekday on Instagram and Facebook

Updates from Downtown Vision

Hello there! Look for the “We’re Open” posters in storefronts around Downtown to see who’s open for carry out and delivery. Because we know you’re sick of cereal and PB&J sandwiches.

Stay safe and support local with our new #DTJax Bingo Board. Share on your social media and mark off as you support Downtown establishments!

Download the Bingo Board

We are updating our blog daily with COVID-19 information: 
Visit COVID-19: #DTJax Business Updates  to learn which businesses are open for curbside pick up and delivery.

Visit COVID-19: #DTJax Resources for Small Business for up-to-date information on loans, grants and assistance for those dealing with layoffs.

Please take our Impact Survey for Downtown Businesses so we can share with leadership as they plan relief efforts.

First Wednesday Art Walk:
Downtown Vision has proudly hosted the First Wednesday Art Walk monthly since 2003. The health and safety of our community is our highest priority. At the recommendation of the City of Jacksonville and the CDC, we have canceled our April 1st event as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19.  We will miss spending time with our incredible community at #ArtWalkJax this week! We are rigorously following the updates from the City and federal government and will keep you posted as we determine whether or not we can host the May Art Walk. Visit to visit online stores and stay up-to-date with your favorite artists and performers.

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