#DTJax Weekly Update: September 18-24

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


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Things To Do Downtown


Arts & Culture

Tuesday, September 18
Wednesday, September 19
Saturday, September 22



Live Music & Nightlife

Thursday, September 20
Friday, September 21
Sunday, September 23
Monday, September 24




Get Involved


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:


THREE DAYS until 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 this week on Friday, September 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and see the very best of what #DTJax has to offer! Details.


Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting



Please join Downtown Vision, Inc. for the next Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting with updates from Special Guest Speaker: Sheriff Mike Williams – Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
When: Tuesday, October 2
*NEW TIME*: 8 A.M.
*NEW LOCATION*: TIAA Bank Center Auditorium at 301 W. Bay St.
To attend, please RSVP to our Director of District Services, Eric Miller via email.


6th Annual Oktoberfest @ Art Walk


In only TWO WEEKS, the 6th Annual Oktoberfest @ Art Walk will be upon us!
Make your way to #DTJax on Wednesday, October 3 from 5-10 p.m. to witness the annual Tapping of the Keg, weiner-dog races, authentic German folk music and so much more!
Plus, make sure to bring out the beer stein to participate in some Oktoberfest themed competitions! This is a family-friendly event, so you won’t have to leave the little ones (or little furry ones) at home. 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.