June 27, Downtown Vision, Inc., The Elbow bar and restaurant owners, friends, family and community members gathered in the Ocean Street alleyway for a volunteer clean up. With more than 40 people lending a hand, the alleyway was transformed in just a few hours.
Tasks included: picking up trash, weeding, shoveling rocks and painting. After about three hours of work, volunteers were treated to pizza thanks to Downtown Cigar Lounge and a free beer from 1904 Music Hall (for those 21 and up). Thanks a million to our incredible volunteers for helping make #DTJax even more beautiful!
Take a look at this cool video from Kumar Pictures recapping the cleanup:
And below, get a glimpse of the before/after and our wonderful volunteers in the photos below:
If you want to see the results of this clean-up project and more, be sure to come out to The Elbow Bender on July 9 from 6-10 p.m. There will be two outdoor stages, eight bands, food and fashion trucks, plus late-night programming hosted by bars and restaurants in Downtown’s Entertainment District. All of this information and more can be found at theelbowjax.com/bender. Meanwhile, stay tuned for announcements on what’s next for the Ocean Street Alleyway!