Retail Project of the Year: Ruby Beach Brewing

2022 #DTJax Awards Winners
Downtown Vision (DVI), Downtown Jacksonville’s non-profit Business Improvement District (BID) announced yesterday the eighth annual #DTJax Award Winners. The #DTJax Awards recognize community leaders, organizations, businesses and entrepreneurs who in 2022 worked to create a vibrant and dynamic 24-hour, pedestrian friendly Downtown. Award winners are not only excellent advocates for Downtown, but have also shown their dedication by supporting economic revitalization efforts, creating jobs, operating beloved amenities, and maintaining a clean and safe #DTJax.

Retail Project of the Year: Ruby Beach Brewing

When Jacksonville Beach was settled in the late 1800s, it was originally known as Ruby Beach. As a nod to this history and originally located at the beach, Ruby Beach Brewing moved to Downtown Jacksonville in 2021 following the full renovation of their 100-year-old building with the support of the Downtown Investment Authority and Petra Management. The new location serves unique and inspired craft beers—everything from sours to barrel-aged stouts—using locally sourced ingredients, and supports distribution and retail efforts. Their outdoor patio, lawn area and second-floor space allows Ruby Beach to host events from markets to birthday parties to weddings and offers a welcoming social environment for all.

The Downtown Retail Project of the year recognizes a new retail project that has created an amenity for Downtown residents, employees and visitors through remarkable design and unique offerings.

Every great Downtown is the result of the hard work of a huge group of dedicated leaders, entrepreneurs, investors and supporters,” said Jake Gordon, CEO of Downtown Vision. “We created the #DTJax Awards to celebrate the people and projects who make Downtown Jacksonville a better place. We were thrilled to recognize these outstanding award winners from 2022 and to give them some well deserved recognition.”  

Winners were celebrated on November 29, 2022 at The Lark in Downtown Jacksonville. The 2022 #DTJax Awards were made possible by VyStar Credit Union, First Baptist Church of Jacksonville, the Jacksonville Transportation Authority, JEA, Steve & Betsy Crosby, Iconic Real Estate Investments and The Lark. For more information about the #DTJax Awards and past winners,