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5 Downtown Department Stores that Don't Exist Anymore

Five flagship downtown department stores that don't exist anymore.

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European Street Café: Vegan Approved

Metro Jacksonville's Brandi Gregory visits European Street Café, a Jacksonville favorite and a visitor must-try.


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Visions of Vibrancy: New York City

The vibrancy of cities comes in all shapes and sizes. Many believe that what works in internationally known cosmopolitan settings may not be applicable for cities such as Jacksonville, which have struggled with embracing walkability. If we look hard enough, we may realize that this type of view should be challenged. Despite the diversity around…

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End of an Era: Death of Ponce de Leon Mall

While we've focused on Regency Square Mall's fall from grace, St. Augustine's Ponce de Leon Mall is quietly calling it quits. Here's a look at what First Coast shoppers will no longer be able to walk through.


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Interview with Sabeen Perwaiz Syed

Arash Kamiar interviews the Executive Director and Co-organizer of TEDxJacksonville.


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1970s Downtown Jacksonville

Jacksonville has changed in several ways over the last forty years. Today, we go back in time and take a look at the streets of downtown and surrounding neighborhoods during the early 1970s.


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Jacksonville's Parking Czar

Among the pages of Metrojacksonville.com, readers often find countless examples of public officials being lambasted and criticized. Despite the seemingly ever-rising tide of complaints, there are public servants who go above and beyond their duties and serve the public with distinction. 

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5 Forgotten Facts About Jax

Some say we forget over time because new experiences overwrite connections to old memories. However, those old memories remain buried down in there. Here's 5 forgotten interesting facts from Jacksonville's past.

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Urban Construction Update - March 2015

Major construction projects have returned to the landscape of Jacksonville's urban core. Find out where (and more) as we take a brief look at the status of various developments under construction in and around Downtown Jacksonville during the month of March 2015.


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$75 Million Lawsuit Filed Against COJ and JEA

The City of Jacksonville and the Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA) are being sued for $75 million by water savings technology company Fluid Dynamics. The suit charges the City and JEA with defamation, libel, slander and tortuous interference.


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LaVilla of the North: Harlem

Metro Jacksonville explores a New York City neighborhood built on the early 20th century cultural movements originally experienced in districts like Jacksonville's LaVilla.


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