#DTJax Weekly Update: May 5-11, 2020

This week, the Lights on Laura are shining blue and white in honor of all the healthcare workers at Mayo Clinic. Your work inspires hope through your commitment to practice, education and research. Thank you for all you do to make Jacksonville a leader in health and for helping keep our community informed and healthy through this pandemic.

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

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas:

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 10th! Looking for a gift idea for the motherly figures in your life? Treat them to something special as a thank you for all that they have done for you!

Check out our blog for the full list of gift ideas

Custom Cookies from Maddy D’s

These custom cookies are so incredible beautiful! Every one is a delicious work of art. Maddy D’s is offering delivery. Your mom will be overjoyed to find these on her doorstep!

Check out the options on their website.





Dazzling Jewelry from Hemming Jewelers

If the mama in your life loves bling, Hemming Jewelers is the perfect place to shop for her. Check out their website and social media to see their selection of gifts. Give them a call if you have any questions!

Visit their website today.



Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center at LaVilla:

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) has transitioned most fixed-route bus operations from the Rosa Parks Transit Station to the Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center at LaVilla (JRTC).

The JRTC at LaVilla is located at 100 LaVilla Center Drive. It will serve as the JTA’s new downtown bus transfer facility, administrative headquarters and intermodal hub with direct connections to the Skyway and the Intercity Bus Terminal, which serves Greyhound, Megabus and RedCoach lines.

For information on routes and schedules, visit or call (904) 630-3100.

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: 
Chamblin’s Uptown – Chamblin’s Uptown cafe is now open for to-go orders with a limited menu, call 904-674-0879 to place your order! The bookstore will also be taking book orders for curbside pickup. Current hours are 7-4, Mon-Sat.

Superfood and Brew – Super Food and Brew is now open for dine in options at a limited capacity, encouraging patrons to follow CDC guidelines when in the restaurant. They will continue to serve the community by offering pickup and delivery using UberEats and GrubHub. Order online or call 904-723-1180!

Intuition Ale Works – Beginning Tuesday May 5th, Intuition Ale Works is open! Guests will have access to the taproom, rooftop, and Bier Hall. A new payment system will be installed on Monday that will help make contactless transactions possible. MOJO will offer a limited food menu. Take-out service still available!

#DTJax Virtual Experiences

MOSHMOCAJax Symphony and more! Our Arts, Culture and Entertainment sector has new offerings to accommodate our homebound state. Show them some love and honor their hard work by enjoying live performances, virtual museum experiences (#MuseumFromHome), fun at-home activities and more! Join the Virtual Fun!

Newest Additions:
May 6th @ 4:30pm | Public Dialogue on the Duval County Courthouse Plaza
The Cultural Council’s Public Art Program is hosting another public dialogue to help improve the ideas and vision for public art plans at the Courthouse Plaza.

May 8th @ 6pm | Chef’s Garden Virtual Cooking Class, Ciopinno Class – Clams, Mahi, Mussels, Mayport Shrimp, Aromatic Herb and San Marzano Tomato Broth, Saffron, Crispy Leeks, Rustic Toast and Burata Salad
Tune in to learn how to make the meal or purchase meal kit for 2 and cook as you go!

Updates from Downtown Vision

Small Business Support

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