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Only one building left standing at Jacksonville Landing

Crews started the demolition in October

Only one building left standing at Jacksonville Landing
Only one building left standing at Jacksonville Landing

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – There’s now just one large structure left at the Jacksonville Landing as demolition crews keep taking down the iconic riverfront mall.

The Sky 4 drone flew over the site Friday.

The Jacksonville Landing as of Dec. 27, 2019.
The Jacksonville Landing as of Dec. 27, 2019.

The one large building left is the one closest to the Main Street Bridge, which housed Koja Sushi and other restaurants.

The building like it on the other side, which housed Hooters and The American Grill, is now gone, reduced to rubble.

Lewis Rogers has lived in Jacksonville for 12 years.

“Worked down the road from it. I would walk down here for lunch. It was a nice place,” Rogers said.

Rogers appreciates the piece of property and hopes something good will take its place.

“Something we could come down here every day, like The Landing used to be,” Rogers said.

Some of the outer walls facing Independent Drive are still standing as well.

Crews started the demolition in October and it’s scheduled to be completed by spring.


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