#DTJax Weekly Update: Oct. 23 – 29

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

Thursday, October 25
Friday, October 26
Monday, October 29




Get Involved


COJ City Council Meeting
Join the City of Jacksonville for a City Council Meeting. Details.
When: Tuesday, October 23, 5 p.m.
Where: City Council Chambers




Quarterly Community Meeting 
Join Friends of Hemming Park for their final Quarterly Community Meeting of 2018 to discuss updates on Clean & Safety, upcoming events and future plans for the park. Details.
When: Thursday, October 25, 5 p.m.
Where: Main Library, Suite G5

Waterway/Waterfront Activation Public Meeting 
Join City Council Member Lori Boyer for a public meeting discussing ways to activate our City’s rivers, tributaries, the Intracoastal Waterway and Beaches and hear progress updates. Details.
When: Thursday, November 15, 2 p.m.
Where: City Hall



Sheriff’s Watch Meeting 
Join JSO officers and community members for monthly discussions about crime issues facing our neighborhoods and hear progress updates. Details.
When: Wednesday, November 21, 11 a.m.
Where: Main Library, 303 N. Laura St.


The Looking Glass: Holiday Windows of Art – Call to Artists and Businesses 
The Holiday Windows of Art are a festive way of highlighting an array of artists while filling empty store windows. This year, Wolf & Cub is organizing the project and is calling for artists and businesses to participate in this event.
When: the windows will be unveiled on Dec. 5 during the First WednesdayArt Walk and will remain up for the month of December.
Artists: submit a PDF sketch of your concept along with a brief description of the project. Include name, contact information and project details.
Businesses: email with locations you’d like activated.
Contact for details.






#DTJax News





New businesses in #DTJax:


Now Open!

150 Riverside Ave. #307



Coming Soon:


Burlock and Barrel logoBurlock & Barrel Distillery
417 Magnolia St.





120 E. Forsyth St.


120 E. Forsyth St.


SHOR Tavern, Hyatt Regency
225 E. Coastline Dr.



112 W. Adams St.
223 N. Hogan St.



Stories From





DVI Updates:


Get ready to be spooked at Trick or Treat on the Street in DTJax! 



Grab your costumed coworkers or dress up the kids and come out for a ghoulishly good time trick-or-treating your way through the streets of #DTJax from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Halloween, with food trucks, live music, games and a costume contest at Hemming Park until 3 p.m.


This is one sweet treat you won’t want to miss! Details. #TrickorTreatJax

There’s an Ultimate CEO in our midst…


Congratulations to our fearless leader, Jake Gordon, for being recognized by Jacksonville Business Journal as a 2018 Ultimate CEO alongside many amazing business leaders in Jacksonville.
We are proud to work alongside Jake and have him champion Downtown Vision’s mission to help make Downtown a better place.
Learn more about the Jacksonville Business Journal’s Ultimate CEO Awards here.
2017 State of Downtown Report




It’s an exciting time for Downtown Jacksonville. As we watch Downtown “potential” turn into action, we have a lot of successes to celebrate. Read about current development, employment and residential trends in this 12-month look at the Downtown Jacksonville progress. Read or download the PDF here.


2016-2017 Annual Report


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.

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.

2018 #DTJax Awards Breakfast Sponsorship Opportunities


Support DTJax and gain valuable visibility for your company when you sponsor Downtown Vision’s 2018 #DTJax Awards Breakfast. Download the kit here.