Walking Downtown’s Sidewalks: A Tour with the Florida Times-Union

Street view of Downtown Jacksonville

Earlier this week, DVI’s executive director, Terry Lorince gave a walking tour of Downtown Jacksonville to Times-Union Editor Frank Denton, Editorial Page Editor Mike Clark and Editorial Writer Wayne Ezell.

Balancing the need to be both a cheerleader and critic for Downtown, Terry’s tours provide a pragmatic view on topics ranging from Downtown’s authentic and independent restaurant and nightlife scene to Downtown’s struggle with office and retail vacancy rates.

“You will be surprised, or at least I was, at what you see – the good, the bad and the ugly,” writes Wayne Ezell in a Times-Union blog on the experience. Read the full blog:

So much to see and do downtown, but the mayor needs to take a tour