#DTJax Weekly Update: May 22 – 28

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

Sports, Health + Fitness



Get Involved


Downtown Monthly Street Count

When: Tuesday, May 22 from 6-8 p.m.
Where: Hemming Park

Join friends of Hemming Park as they talk with people who are homeless downtown and guiding them to begin or continue a housing plan. There is a coordinated entry site for all housing assistance, but individuals can need encouragement and support to follow a plan to housing success.

JRTC Public Meeting

When: Thursday, May 24 from 4:30-7 p.m.
Where: FSCJ Downtown Campus Room T140/141

JTA invites you to attend a public information open house to view the final design plans for the Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center (JRTC). The JRTC will be located in the historic LaVilla District of Downtown Jacksonville and will integrate key local, regional, and intercity services in one location. Please join to discuss the planned construction for this state of the art facility. Learn more here.

DIA Urban Arts Project Phase Stakeholder Survey

More public art is coming soon to The Elbow thanks to the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville and Downtown Investment Authority’s Urban Arts Project! Tell them what you want to see by taking this quick survey.

Volunteer Opportunities: First Wednesday Art Walk

Help us make #ArtWalkJax a success and support Downtown’s signature monthly event! Sign up here.





#DTJax News



New businesses in #DTJax:


Now Open!


FSCJ’s 20West Cafe
20 W. Adams St.

Gili's Kitchen Logo
126 W. Adams St.


Island Girl Cigar Bar Downtown
11 N. Ocean St.



Justice Pub logo

The Justice Pub
315 E. Bay St.

Live Bakery

Live Bakery
327 E. Bay St.

Coming Soon:

Burlock and Barrel logoBurlock & Barrel Distillery
417 Magnolia St.



Stories From




DVI Updates:


DVI in the News


Downtown Vision announces expansions for its Downtown Ambassadors program, including several new members and a brand-new street cleaner joining the clean and safe program. Read more here.

2016-2017 Annual Report

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Have 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 2016-2017. Read or download the PDF here.

2016-2017 State of Downtown Report

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It’s an exciting time for Downtown Jacksonville. Since the beginning of 2016, Downtown has seen more than $80 million in completed development projects, such as the Winston Family YMCA and Daily’s Place Amphitheater. More than $2 billion in projects are currently under construction or proposed. Read about currently development, employment and residential trends in this 18-month look at the progress in Downtown Jacksonville from January 2016-June 2017. Read or download the PDF here.

2018 Art Walk Sponsorship Opportunities

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Downtown’s signature monthly event, First WednesdayArt Walk attracts 8,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with 30+ galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars and businesses. In its 14th 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.