#DTJax Weekly Update: July 25 – 31, 2017

The following is this week’s issue of the “#DTJax Weekly Update” e-newsletter. To receive this in your email inbox each week, sign-up here.


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Things To Do Downtown


Arts + Culture


Get Involved


Public Meetings


DIA and DDRB Brooklyn Road Diet Joint Workshop | You’re invited to provide your insight and hear current updates in regards to the following corridors: Riverside Avenue, Park Street & Forest Street Road.
When: July 27, 2017
Where: Lynwood Roberts Room at City Hall – 117 West Duval Street, 1st Floor


Waterway/Waterfront Activation Meeting | The purpose of the meeting is to discuss goals, implementation strategies, and opportunities for activation of all of our City’s rivers, tributaries, the Intracoastal Waterway and Beaches and update progress on current efforts.
When: August 3, 2017
Where: Lynwood Roberts Room at City Hall – 117 West Duval Street, 1st Floor


Volunteer Opportunities


“The Streets Don’t Lie” Veterans Surge
Join Changing Homelessness on August 16th as they take to the streets to survey our homeless population and identify our homeless veterans. Volunteer to help connect our homeless population with the services they need. Find more info and sign up here.
3 volunteer locations – Urban Core, Beaches, Orange Park
2 volunteer shifts – 5 am – 9 am; 5 pm – 9 pm
1 volunteer training session – August 9 @ 9:00 am, 12:00 pm; 4:00 pm or August 10 @ 10:00 am; 1:00 pm; 6:00 pm


First Wednesday Art Walk
Help us make #ArtWalkJax a success and support all of your favorite local artists, performers, food trucks and businesses! Sign up here.




 #DTJax News



New businesses in #DTJax:


Now open:

Screen Shot 2017-06-13 at 2.48.47 PMBellwether

100 N. Laura St.

Timeless American fare takes a modern turn at Bellwether, a casual restaurant brought to you by the pioneers behind Orsay, Black Sheep, and BLK SHP at Intuition.





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331 E. Bay St.




mortons-steakhouseMorton’s The Steakhouse

225 E. Coastline Dr.




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119 W. Adams St.






Coming soon:

  • Tossgreen: 76 S. Laura St.
  • Cowford Chophouse: 101 E. Bay St.


Stories From


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DVI Updates:


August Art Walk
Back to School Smarts
Gear up for Back to School at Art Walk with  Fun 4 First Coast Kids next week! Taste free samples of Elmhurst 1925 nutmilk and cool down with a gourmet popsicle from The Hyppo. As always, you can enjoy delicious food, beer, wine and more while browsing 60+ participating venues and creations by 20+ local artists. See you there, rain or shine!


Art Walk After Dark
The fun continues in The Elbow during Art Walk After Dark from 9 p.m. to late! Hangout in Downtown’s entertainment district with live music, award-winning cuisine and great memories.


Vote for #DTJax!

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Voting for Bold City Best 2017 is open! Support Downtown and vote for your favorite #DTJax businesses. Here’s a helpful list of Downtown businesses that fall into each category.


17663714_664335910422758_384256756739473408_nFall Internship Opportunities:
DVI is looking for fall interns. If you’re a recent college graduate or a college student in your junior or senior year of college or a recent graduate looking for marketing and events experience, we want you! Learn more


2015 State of Downtown Report:
2015-State-of-Downtown_v3-for-print_lowres_Page_01Downtown Vision, Inc. released an 18-month summary on the state and growth of Downtown Jacksonville. This report provides details on development successes and  announcements, office and employment trends, residential growth, retail mix, arts and culture, tourism, transportation and more. Read the report in it’s entirety on our blog or visit to download the PDF.




DVI Annual Report Available:
Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 2.03.20 PMHave you ever wondered, what exactly does DVI do in a year? Check out our latest Annual Report, which  highlights accomplishments and financial information for fiscal year 2015-2016.