#DTJax Weekly Update: October 9 – 15

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.


Instagram of the Week


Photo by @doubletree_jax

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Things To Do Downtown


Arts & Culture

Thursday, October 11

Saturday, October 13
Sunday, October 14
Monday, October 15



Live Music & Nightlife

Thursday, October 11
Friday, October 12
Monday, October 15




Get Involved


COJ City Council Meeting

Join the City of Jacksonville for a City Council Meeting. Details.

When: Tuesday, October 9, 5 p.m.

Where: City Council Chambers



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, October 17, 11 a.m.
Where: Main Library, 303 N. Laura St.


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


6th Annual Trick or Treat on the Street – Call to Businesses
Don’t forget to sign up for Trick or Treat on the Street 2018!

It’s a great opportunity to promote your business through specials, coupons, discounts and candy while visitors, locals, employees and families dress up and trick-or-treat at DTJax businesses. Plus, it’s FREE to participate. Last year, 30+ businesses and 600+ Downtown employees and families participated!

When: Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
To participate or for questions, please respond to no later than October 19, 2018.


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:


Last week’s Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting 
Photo Credit: Jacksonville Daily Record.




Many thanks to Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Mike Williams for speaking at our Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting last week and for answering audience questions. We also want to thank all who attended the meeting and hope that our next Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting in January 2019 is as highly attended.
If you weren’t able to attend, here are some highlights from the meeting in this article by the Jacksonville Daily Record.


Another Successful Oktoberfest @ Art Walk in #DTJax


The 6th Annual Oktoberfest @ Art Walk was a huge success and it wouldn’t have happened without all the people who helped us make this event come to life.
Thanks to Council President Aaron Bowman, DVI Chair Terry Durand-Stuebben and Bold City Brewery hosting the traditional Tapping of the Keg; to our AWESOME emcee, Curtis Dvorack; to all of the participating businesses, artists, musicians and performers; to Roxanne Lejeune for hosting the Weiner-Dog Derby Race; and of course, thanks to all that participated in our tough competitions and attended the event.
For details on the upcoming First Wednesday Art Walk on Nov. 7, visit



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.