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January 30, 2023

Activists rally for oversight of Jacksonville police

About 50 people rallied outside the Duval County Courthouse to protest the police beating of Tyre Nichols in Memphis.

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January 23, 2023

Strings Sports Brewery plans second location in Jax Beach

Strings, a popular craft brewery in Springfield, will expand into the former Terry’s Country Store on Penman Road in Jacksonville Beach.

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January 17, 2023

Jax Beach seafood restaurant to reopen after nearly 12 years

Crabcake Factory Seafood Grille & Bar will return to its longtime location — 1396 Beach Blvd. at Penman Road in Jacksonville Beach.

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December 21, 2022

The fun continues: Adventure Landing will remain open in 2023

A Jacksonville Beach amusement park plans to remain open for at least nine more months before closing permanently to make way for redevelopment into a multimillion-dollar luxury apartment community. Adventure Landing announced Tuesday it has reached an agreement with its landlord to continue operating at 1944 Beach Blvd. for the 2023 season. Unless it receives another lease extension, the landmark

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December 20, 2022

Jacksonville landmark will be reborn as apartments, restaurants and offices

A historic 109-year-old Jacksonville landmark is taking on new life. Work is underway to rehabilitate and renovate the former Union Terminal Warehouse at the heart of the city’s Eastside into workforce-affordable apartments plus artist studios, restaurants, retail and small office space. With an estimated development cost of $72 million, the project by Columbia Ventures LLC of Atlanta is a significant

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November 29, 2022

Winn-Dixie builds new store from the ground up — its first in a decade

More than a decade has passed since Southeastern Grocers Inc. built a Winn-Dixie supermarket from the ground up. That lull ends next month. The Jacksonville-based grocer plans to open a new, 41,525-square-foot Winn-Dixie supermarket and a separate 2,088-square-foot liquor store at 8 a.m. Dec. 14 at Grand Cypress Marketplace in northwest St. Johns County. Read the rest of this story

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October 3, 2022

Wine and whiskey bar will be a first in Clay County

Corks & Barrels, believed to be the first of its kind in Clay County, is preparing to open on Fleming Island. James Henson, who is close to retiring after serving 27 years in the U.S. Navy, owns the tasting-style wine and whiskey bar and lounges at 1824 Town Center Blvd, Suite 101 near East West Parkway. “Hopefully, we’ll open late

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October 3, 2022

College Park project behind schedule at Town & Country mall

Previously undiscovered structural deterioration has slowed construction for the revitalization of the nearly 70-year-old former Town & Country outdoor shopping mall in Arlington. Work is moving ahead but is about six months behind schedule to repair, renovate and revitalize the aging landmark mall into College Park — a mixed-use development composed of retail, restaurants and apartments. “There have been a

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