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The Block Jax will comprise a covered outdoor food hall with eight vendors, a craft beer bar, a fenced-in children’s play area called Kids on the Block, a 30-foot-wide LED wall for football games and movies, and other amenities, including lawn and arcade games and a golf simulator. | Jacksonville Daily Record
December 14, 2023

Block Jax plans new spot for families and dogs to play

The Block Jax will include an outdoor food hall, live music venue and play park for children, next to a…

Featured image for “Spliff’s Gastropub identifies location in Atlantic Beach”
Spliff’s has two locations – Downtown at 100 E. Forsyth St. and, with a grand opening Oct. 14, in the Bayard area at 14985 Old St. Augustine Road in Durbin Crossing Shoppes.
December 8, 2023

Spliff’s Gastropub identifies location in Atlantic Beach

Spliff’s appears to have leased space at the Reef Retail Shopping Plaza along Mayport Road in Atlantic Beach.…

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Village Medical will close its 10 Walgreens clinics in the Jacksonville area on Jan. 5 | Jacksonville Daily Record
December 6, 2023

Clinics will close at 10 Walgreens in Jacksonville

Village Medical said it will close 60 clinics across the country to concentrate on more profitable locations.…

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The former TGI Fridays will become a Banfield Pet Hospital and Starbucks Coffee Co. | Jacksonville Daily Record
December 4, 2023

Closed TGI Fridays will become Banfield and Starbucks

TGI Fridays in Regency Park closed in 2019. Its space is being divided into two businesses.…

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A illustration shows Chili's at the entrance to Concourse A at Jacksonville International Airport. | Jacksonville Daily Record
December 4, 2023

Expanded Chili’s in review at Jax airport

The city is reviewing a permit application for the restaurant beyond the security checkpoint at Jacksonville International Airport.…

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Goodwill Industries has multiple stores in Northeast Florida. | Monty Zickuhr, Jacksonville Daily Record
December 1, 2023

Goodwill growing with new store and headquarters

Goodwill Industries of North Florida intends to build a 22,000-square-foot St. Augustine store, donation drive-thru and career center next year.…

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The Jacksonville Eastside has been accepted to the National Register of Historic Places. | LIFT JAX
November 28, 2023

Jax Eastside joins National Register of Historic Places

Dating back to the end of the Civil War, the Eastside neighborhood is one of Jacksonville’s last cohesive urban core…

Featured image for “Naked Kitchen restaurant signs on in Phoenix arts district”
Naked Kitchen will lease about 2,700 square feet of space in the front and side of the Liberty Building at 2336 Liberty St. with a patio for outdoor dining. | Karen Brune Mathis, Jacksonville Daily Record
November 28, 2023

Naked Kitchen restaurant signs on in Phoenix arts district

The restaurants plans to open in one of the buildings being revitalized in the Phoenix Arts & Innovation District north…

Featured image for “Despite hurdles, JAX continues push for London flight”
The city has been working for years to land a nonstop flight from Jacksonville International Airport to London. | Jacksonville Daily Record
November 13, 2023

Despite hurdles, JAX continues push for London flight

The Jacksonville Aviation Authority says it has worked toward a London flight for more than five years. It’s no simple…

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November 7, 2023

Saxum Real Estate advances plans for 3.8 million-square-foot North Jacksonville industrial park

An almost 3.8 million-square-foot industrial park is in review for 816 acres near the Jacksonville airport.…

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November 6, 2023

Jacksonville Jaguars inviting bids to work on the ‘Stadium of the Future’

In a big step toward the renovation of the 28-year-old EverBank Stadium, the Jacksonville Jaguars seek sealed bids for work…

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Lila’s Seafood & Steaks is planned for demolition in the Beach Boulevard Shopping Center. | Karen Brune Mathis, Jacksonville Daily Record
October 31, 2023

Lila’s Seafood & Steaks building to be demolished

The city is reviewing a permit to demolish the closed restaurant in the Beach Boulevard Shopping Center.…

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The Dillard's Clearance Center remains open at Regency Square Mall. | Karen Brune Mathis, Jacksonville Daily Record
October 30, 2023

Dillard’s Clearance remains open at Regency Square Mall

The Dillard’s Clearance Center is not part of the possible sale of Regency Square Mall.…

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A sign on Burger's King's drive-thru window says the restaurant is closed. | Karen Brune Mathis, Jacksonville Daily Record
October 25, 2023

Burger King closes in Downtown Jacksonville

The restaurant at 210 E. State St. was built on almost 1.6 acres in 1985. Signs on the drive-thru and…

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Mambos Cuban Cafe will move and the space will become Bellini Modern Italian. | Jacksonville Daily Record
October 19, 2023

Mambos Cuban Cafe expanding at former Denny’s

Owner Raul Arias Jr. is renovating a Denny’s on Beach Boulevard. The restaurant will be renamed Mambos Cuban Kitchen.…

Featured image for “Johnson & Johnson Vision expands in Jacksonville”
The Johnson & Johnson Vision disposable contact lens manufacturing plant is in Deerwood Park in Jacksonville. | Jacksonville Daily Record
October 18, 2023

Johnson & Johnson Vision expands in Jacksonville

Johnson & Johnson Vision is working on at least $57 million in investments at its disposable contact lens manufacturing plant…

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October 17, 2023

Buyer identified for Regency Square Mall; plans still unclear

Blackwater Development LLC, based in Lake City, announced that it is the prospective buyer for the 56-year-old mall.…

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The Beach Road Fish House sign is for sale. | Jacksonville Daily Record
October 16, 2023

Beach Road Fish House sign is up for sale

Corner Lot, which is developing the site with apartments, wants to see the sign “go to a good home.”…

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Employees work inside the city’s first Amazon fulfillment center near Jacksonville International Airport. | Jacksonville Daily Record
October 16, 2023

Amazon tops list of Northeast Florida employers

Online retailing, warehousing and delivery has taken over as the area’s No. 1 job provider.…

Featured image for “Manufacturer comes to Jax to build rafts and military gear”
Survival life rafts are shown under construction in this image from a Wing Group video about its North Jacksonville plant. | The Wing Group
October 4, 2023

Manufacturer comes to Jax to build rafts and military gear

The Wing Group, based in California, has taken over a closed plant in North Jacksonville…

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October 2, 2023

Regency Square Mall owners say they’re selling

Regency Realty LLC did not identify the buyer or explain how the mall might be used under new ownership.…

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1928 Cuban Bistro will open its sixth location in Fleming Island. | Jacksonville Daily Record
September 28, 2023

1928 Cuban Bistro adding 6th location

The Cuban restaurant hopes to open in Fleming Island by the end of the year.…

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The historic Federal Reserve Building at 424 N. Hogan St. in Downtown Jacksonville. | Severine Photography, via the Jacksonville Daily Record
September 28, 2023

Historic Federal Reserve Building leased Downtown

The 19,420-square-foot building at 424 N. Hogan St. is fully leased, but the tenant has not been announced.…

Featured image for “Piccadilly closes its last Jacksonville cafeteria”
Customers pick out their selections in the serving line at Piccadilly cafeteria. | Karen Brune Mathis, Jacksonville Daily Record
September 26, 2023

Piccadilly closes its last Jacksonville cafeteria

The cafeteria, known for Southern comfort food, has operated in Jacksonville for more than 50 years.…