#DTJax Weekly Update: February 20 – February 26, 2018

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


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Family Fun 
Live Music + Nightlife


Sports, Health + Fitness


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#DTJax Surveys
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Each year Downtown Vision evaluates the state of Downtown Jacksonville and collects data on how to improve the Downtown experience. If you live or work in #DTJax (Northbank, Southbank, Brooklyn/Riverside Avenue, LaVilla or the Stadium District) we want to hear from you.
Respondents will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 gift certificate to the Downtown restaurant or retailer of their choice. A winner will be selected in early 2018 and contacted via the email provided.
Thank you in advance for your time and thoughts about #DTJax!



#DTJax News

  • UNF seeks $380,000 loan for Barnett campus
  • Old city buildings may end with a boom
  • Downtown Hyatt Regency reopens lobby
  • Downtown design review board tackles several key projects starting soon
  • Plan to add floors to Downtown Building Materializes
  • Entertainment complex planned next to stadium
  • Downtown Jacksonville Art Walk Downsizing For Slow Months
  • New convention center “could be bigger than tourism”
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    New businesses in #DTJax:

    Coming soon:

    • FSCJ’s 20West Cafe: 20 W. Adams St.



    Stories From




    DVI Updates:


    Thank you from DVI!
    Thank you to everyone who made the 3rd Annual #DTJax Gala: Vintage Circus our most special fundraiser yet. We hope you had a blast! Congratulations to the night’s #DTJax Award winners:
    • Downtown Ambassador of the Year – Willie Browner
    • Downtowners of the Year – Frank Denton and Mark Nusbaum
    • Downtown Project of the Year – Cowford Chophouse
    • Downtown Achievement Award – Preston Haskell
    We couldn’t have done it without our sponsors, vendors, volunteers and silent auction committee. It takes a village to create a circus!
    Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
    One Call Care Management
    Southeast Group
    Teresa Durand Stuebben
    Cowford Chophouse
    Cushman & Wakefield
    Jaguars Foundation
    Manifest Distilling
    PRI Productions
    Jacksonville Business Journal
    904 Happy Hour
    Acuity Design Group
    Cecil W. Powell & Company
    City of Jacksonville
    Connect Agency
    Corner Lot Development Group
    Downtown Investment Authority
    First Coast YMCA
    Gresham Smith & Partners
    Jax Chamber
    Jacksonville Landing
    JWB Real Estate Capital
    Live Oak Contracting
    Matt Carlucci
    Regency Centers
    Rummel Munz
    Shawn Lednick
    Smith Hulsey & Busey
    Station Four
    Bold City Brewery
    Intuition Ale Works


    Anthony’s Gourmet Catering
    Cowford Chophouse
    Hyppo Gourmet Ice Pops
    DoubleTree Riverfront
    Melynda Smith (Tarot Card Reader)
    Geeta Galaway (Henna Artist)
    Laura Proud & Andrew Smith (Aerialists)
    Andrew Ratliff (Big Top Entertainment)
    Tin Can Photo Lounge
    DJ Nick Fresh
    Les Houpt from The AutoValet
    Amazing Amusements


    2016-2017 Annual Report

    Screen Shot 2017-11-15 at 9.20.20 AMHave 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.


    2016-2017 State of Downtown Report:


    It’s an exciting time for Downtown Jacksonville. Since the beginning of 2016, Downtown has seen more than $80 million in completed development projects, such as the Winston Family YMCA and Daily’s Place Amphitheater. More than $2 billion in projects are currently under construction or proposed. Read about currently development, employment and residential trends in this 18-month look at the progress in Downtown Jacksonville from January 2016-June 2017. Read or download the PDF here.