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7 Burgeoning Trends of Jacksonville Dining

From EUJacksonville: When it comes to food, some trends go beyond being just “trendy.” These so-called trends actually develop and expand the fabric of our food scene into something better. Written by Jennifer Earnest AND Christopher Irvin. 

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Mayor Alvin Brown: Now Is the Time to Invest in Downtown

City of Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown shares his thoughts with MetroJacksonville.com on why now is the time to invest in downtown.


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Hemming Plaza (Park) Needs Intensive Care

In this guest editorial submitted to MetroJacksonville.com, local resident Bruce A. Fouraker shares his view regarding the importance of saving Hemming Plaza.


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MetroJacksonville.com: The Hemming Plaza Live Blog

Well today I will begin my adventure in Hemming Park, which will be a liveblog that explores what its like to hang out with the chess players, panhandlers, public urinators, public officiators, do gooding church people and their decent pinch faced, bitter evil cousins who eat pasta, who hang out in the park.

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French Fry Heaven

EatdrinkJax.com talks with Scott Nelowet of French Fry Heaven.


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AV Homes Wants To Bring San Marco To The Southside

The densification of the Southside continues with an Arizona-based development firm proposing to bring a slice of Riverside and San Marco within a mile of St. Johns Town Center.


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Jaguars Scoreboards Are Freakin' Huge!

The Florida State Capitol may be the country's largest phallic symbol but it will take more than Viagra to stretch it out to the length of what Everbank Field is packing this season. Here are a few "big" icons around Jacksonville and the globe that don't fare well when sized up next to Everbank Field's new 362'-long video scoreboards.


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Downtown Windsor Revitalization Offers Lesson for Jax

Downtown revitalization efforts aren't just for United States cities. Canadian cities have worked hard to promote vibrancy in their own urban cores as well. Today, we take a visual tour of City Centre Windsor and ponder if there are applicable lessons for Jacksonville.


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San Jose Boulevard Gets Bike Lanes

In 2010, the passage of Jacksonville's 2030 Mobility Plan called for the City of Jacksonville to invest $36 million to fund over 100 miles of new bicycle facilities throughout the city. The addition of bike lanes to San Jose Boulevard was a major item on the proposed improvements list. Well, we can remove a good chunk of it from the list. The…

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Craft: A Documentary about Jacksonville's Beer

A short documentary featuring Jacksonville's very own Intuition Ale Works and Green Room Brewing Company. Join us after the jump to watch the video.

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Jacksonville Corporations Headquartered in Town

Jacksonville's Business Community is home to several major corporations. We've listed the top companies headquartered in Jacksonville.

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