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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 new venture by chef Tom Gray.

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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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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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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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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 theater space.

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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 its full restaurant will have a grand opening.

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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 history of its own. From a ferry landing to shipyards to skyscrapers, here’s a dive into the story of the ever-changing Southbank.

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