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Site plans include this illustration of Electric Dough Pizza Co. | Jacksonville Daily Record
June 5, 2024

Pizza restaurant submits plans at San Marco Theatre

Electric Dough Pizza Co. could open in the former San Marco Theatre building by the end of the year.…

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An image from a security camera shows someone inside the Firehouse Subs restaurant in San Marco. | Jacksonville Sheriff's Office
April 24, 2024

Windows smashed at 10 San Marco businesses

The smash-and-grab incidents caused about $29,000 in damage plus some stolen merchandise, police said.…

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The mixed-use storage project will be built at the site of the former Basil Thai restaurant. | Casmira Harrison, Jacksonville Today
April 24, 2024

Controversial San Marco storage project gets City Council OK

The 10-story building will include affordable housing, retail and a self-storage element, much to the frustration of many residents.…

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A file illustration shows the mixed-use retail and self-storage facility proposed at Prudential Drive and Hendricks Avenue. | Jacksonville Daily Record
April 4, 2024

Staff turns thumbs down on Southbank storage facility

A staff report for the Downtown Development Review Board recommends that a rezoning request be denied.…

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A file illustration shows the mixed-use retail and self-storage facility proposed at Prudential Drive and Hendricks Avenue. | Jacksonville Daily Record
March 22, 2024

Storage project on Southbank returns with new plan

The proposal has attracted staunch opposition from residents, and a new version faces “very strong headwinds.”…

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January 29, 2024

Pizza concept now planned for San Marco Theatre

Restaurateur Al Mansur stepped back from plans for a Flying Iguana there, but he will be an investor in the…

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Owner Marcello Villani had plans to make the Bistro X bar space into a separate restaurant since buying the San Marco restaurant in 2019. | Dan Macdonald, Jacksonville Daily Record
December 5, 2023

Bistro X adds sister restaurant: Limoncello Ristorante

Limoncello Ristorante serves lighter, less expensive Italian fare inspired by owner Marcello Villani’s mother.…

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Missy Riley Art & Pieces intends to move within San Marco Square into the storefront between Stellers Gallery and Iguana San Marco, the former San Marco Theatre. | Jacksonville Daily Record
September 15, 2023

San Marco Theatre work approved for two storefronts

The city issued permits to divide the space for Iguana San Marco and Missy Riley Art & Pieces.…

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A homeless person covers up from the cold in Downtown Jacksonville.
September 14, 2023

Proposed food and beverage tax sparks early debate

A proposed 1% tax on food and drinks would fund anti-homelessness programs in Jacksonville.…

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This SUV hit a passing train in San Marco after the woman driving it was shot to death. | News4Jax
August 15, 2023

$13,000 reward offered in San Marco slayings

Police say they have no suspects or a motive for shootings that killed two women in San Marco.…

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August 10, 2023

Flying Iguana will take over closed San Marco Theatre

Al Mansur, founder of Al’s Pizza and Flying Iguana, intends to open Iguana San Marco in 2024 in the historic…

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Kravegan owners LaTasha and Llewellyn Kaiser started as a rental kitchen and have advanced to a full sit-down restaurant. | Jacksonville Daily Record
August 4, 2023

Vegan restaurant evolves from food truck to San Marco site

Kravegan started as a small catering business then moved to a food truck and then a mall food court. Now…

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August 1, 2023

THE JAXSON | The story of the Downtown Southbank

Now considered part of Downtown Jacksonville, the waterfront district between the St. Johns River and I-95 has a deceptively long…