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Gateway Jax bought this 2.76-acre site from Florida State College at Jacksonville for $4.6 million. | Jacksonville Daily Record
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Gateway Jax expands its holdings Downtown

Gateway Jax bought a 2.76-acre site from Florida State College at Jacksonville that lies next to the Pearl Street District…

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The Living Room Lounge is set up for comfort and relaxation. | Brandon Forschino, Out of Dust Marketing & Communications, via Jacksonville Daily Record
June 6, 2024

Coop 303 opens Living Room Lounge for older crowd

The lounge combines upscale cocktails with a small bite menu for people who don’t want to hang out with younger…

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1810 Tacos y Tequila opened June 3 in Marsh Landing Plaza in Jacksonville Beach. | Dan Macdonald, Jacksonville Daily Record
June 4, 2024

1810 Tacos y Tequila opens in Jacksonville Beach

The Mexican restaurant is in the former Whiskey Jax in Marsh Landing Plaza. Whiskey Jax closed there in November 2021.…

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An illustration shows the Izakaya Ko restaurant planned at 1198 Beach Blvd. in Jacksonville Beach. | Jacksonville Daily Record
May 17, 2024

Japanese gastropub to open in Jacksonville Beach

The owners of Bento Asian Kitchen + Sushi will bring a new concept when Izakaya Ko opens in June.…

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A restaurant management company plans to build offices, retail and a second-story rooftop restaurant in the 100 block of Fifth Avenue North in Jacksonville Beach. | Jax Beach Investment Holdings
May 16, 2024

Rooftop restaurant proposed in Jacksonville Beach

Jax Beach Investment Holdings is seeking rezoning to build offices, retail and a second-story restaurant on Five Avenue North.…

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Dick Mondell’s Burgers & Fries in Jacksonville Beach. | Dan Macdonald, Jacksonville Daily Record
May 15, 2024

Dick Mondell’s Burgers & Fries opens in Jax Beach

The Gainesville-based restaurant is a throwback to the beginnings of America’s love for hamburgers.…

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Red Lobster is closing restaurants all over the U.S., according to news reports. | Jacksonville Daily Record
May 14, 2024

Red Lobster closes three Jacksonville restaurants

The chain’s decision to place Ultimate Endless Shrimp on the menu permanently caused $23.5 million in losses, reports say.…

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Bento Asian Kitchen + Sushi has closed at 50 Riverside Ave. in the Brooklyn neighborhood and at 1198 Beach Blvd. in Jacksonville Beach. | Jacksonville Daily Record
May 6, 2024

Bento restaurants close in Riverside and Jax Beach

The Bento location at the Markets at St. Johns Town Center remains open.…

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The Boathouse restaurant is at 240 State Road A1A in Ponte Vedra Beach. It is in the former Zoes Kitchen in the Merchants Plaza shopping center. | Dan Macdonald, Jacksonville Daily Record
May 6, 2024

Boathouse restaurant opens in Ponte Vedra Beach

The restaurant, which is in Merchants Plaza shopping center, serves upscale food in a casual setting.…

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A sign on the Panda House building in Riverside says Tunis in coming. | Ric Anderson, Jacksonville Daily Record
April 29, 2024

Tunis appears set to replace Panda House in Riverside

Panda House has been in business 20 years but will close April 30 at Post and King streets.…

Featured image for “What’s behind the influx of tacos in Northeast Florida?”
Mark Embrick, the operator of Jax Taco Truck, discovered the benefits of selling tacos over other fare in 2019. He started with a barbecue truck but found it was a hit-and-miss venture. With tacos, “If I run out of ground beef or chicken, I can kind of run out and grab something and be back in business.” | Dan Macdonald, Jacksonville Daily Record
April 12, 2024

What’s behind the influx of tacos in Northeast Florida?

Beyond the dining preferences of consumers, the growth of taco restaurants may be a function of restaurant economics.…

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Plans show The Fresh Market wants to open The Fresh Market Spirits & Wine and a coffee bar at its Ponte Vedra Beach store. | Dan Macdonald, Jacksonville Daily Record
April 1, 2024

Fresh Market seeks to add spirits in Ponte Vedra Beach

Plans show The Fresh Market plans to add a coffee bar and also requests approval for the on-site sale and…

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The historic Central Fire Station at 39 E. Adams St. | Jacksonville Daily Record
March 20, 2024

Historic fire station considered for restaurant and brewery

The building, at 39 E. Adams St., was built in 1930. It served as Downtown’s main firefighting center for almost…

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The Black Sheep restaurant building at 1534 Oak St. in Five Points. | Jacksonville Daily Record
March 20, 2024

Bartaco will replace Black Sheep in Five Points

The chain offers upscale street-style cuisine. It has five locations in Florida and four in Georgia.…

Featured image for “Emerald Trail project to receive $147 million in federal money”
The Emerald Trail project comprises 30 miles of trails, greenways and parks to connect Downtown Jacksonville with businesses, schools and transit. | Jacksonville Daily Record
March 12, 2024

Emerald Trail project to receive $147 million in federal money

U.S. Reps. Aaron Bean and John Rutherford say the trail has the potential to be a catalyst for economic development.…

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UF Health Durbin Park is a 395,000-square-foot hospital planned at 100 Flagler Health Way in St. Johns near Racetrack Road.
February 22, 2024

University of Florida is bullish on Northeast Florida

UF Health broke ground Wednesday on a Durbin Park hospital that it expects to open in late 2025.…

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Cap’s on the Water is shown in a photo from the restaurant's Facebook page.
February 8, 2024

Former Firehouse Subs partner buys Cap’s on the Water

Stephen Joost and Bernard De Raad are partnering on new full-service, coastal restaurant concepts.…

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January 31, 2024

Home building gets back to normal in Northeast Florida

Building permits for single-family homes declined in 2023, but they outpaced the years before the pandemic.…

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Capt. Sandy Yawn | Jacksonville Daily Record
January 30, 2024

Capt. Sandy Yawn buys Nocatee home for $1.6 million

Yawn appears on the Bravo series “Below Deck Mediterranean.” She also has planned a restaurant in LaVilla.…

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Jim Jones III, the owner of the Jim’s Place nightclub at 7900 Arlington Expressway, is retiring and closing the club for good. | Dan Macdonald, Jacksonville Daily Record
December 27, 2023

Landmark Arlington nightclub closing after 33 years

Jim Jones III will close Jim’s Place on Jan. 1 due to health reasons.…

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The Laura Street Trio at Forsyth and Laura streets Downtown.
December 22, 2023

New review sought on Laura Street Trio incentives

The Downtown Investment Authority now wants to weigh in on a new, more expensive deal for the redevelopment project.…

Featured image for “Cereal Box Live: Restaurant by day, music hall at night”
The gofundme.com page for The Cereal Bar! (Live Music Venue at Vibe Live) includes this image of the concept planned at 245 E. Adams St. in Downtown Jacksonville. | Jacksonville Daily Record
December 18, 2023

Cereal Box Live: Restaurant by day, music hall at night

Cereal Bar would be open until 3 p.m. for breakfast and lunch and then reopen from 5 p.m. to 3…

Featured image for “North Core development gets design approval”
The development includes a seven-story, 21,000-square-foot mixed-use building with ground-floor retail and 205 residential units. | Jacksonville Daily Record
December 15, 2023

North Core development gets design approval

The Pearl Street District is the first phase of apartments, retail, restaurants and outdoor space that Gateway Jax plans to…

Featured image for “Chow’s Country Buffet replaces closed Golden Corral”
Chow’s Country Buffet offers Asian and Southern cuisines. It can make about 150 menu items, although not all are available every day. | Dan Macdonald, Jacksonville Daily Record
December 6, 2023

Chow’s Country Buffet replaces closed Golden Corral

The owners spent $1 million to renovate the buffet, which now offers Asian and Southern cuisines.…