#DTJax Weekly Update: September 11-17

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


Tag your Downtown photo #DTJax for a chance to be featured.




Things To Do Downtown


Arts & Culture


Family Fun 

Wednesday, September 12
Saturday, September 15
Monday, September 17


Live Music & Nightlife




Get Involved

COJ City Council Meeting

Join the City of Jacksonville for a City Council meeting. Details.
When: Tuesday, September 11, 5 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Council Chambers



LaVilla Neighborhood Development Community Meeting 

Join the Downtown Investment Authority and Jacksonville Transportation Authority for a public meeting discussing the past, present and future of LaVilla and how to activate the neighborhood with guest speaker Nancy Broner, Executive Director of OneJax. Details.
When: Tuesday, September 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: The Ritz Theatre and Museum


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, October 4, 2 p.m.
Where: City Hall




#DTJax News




New businesses in #DTJax:


Now Open!

1075 Hendricks Ave.

580 College St.


225 E. Coastline Dr.



1515 Prudential Dr.


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:


Sixteen Years at Downtown Vision


Congrats on 16 years at DVI to Ambassador Lydia! Lydia can be seen around #DTJax in her bright orange shirt, helping someone or keeping Downtown looking beautiful. Thank you, Lydia, for your hard work and dedication to not only Downtown Vision, but to Downtown Jacksonville. Cheers!


PARK(ing) Day 2018
What is PARK(ing) Day? It’s a global event where citizens, artists, and more collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into incredible pop-up parks or “PARK(ing) spaces.”
Downtown Vision has partnered up with local businesses in the urban core – including Daniel James Salon, Anytime Fitness, Super Food and Brew, The Brick Coffee House, Visit Jacksonville, Hollywood Cuts, Wolf & Cub, Bellwether and more – to provide unique PARK(ing) destinations in the heart of our city.

Come out to Park(ing) Day on September 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and see the very best of what #DTJax has to offer! Details.


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
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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.

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.