Celebrating National Bratwurst Day at Buchner’s Bierhalle
Being National Bratwurst Day, Rance decided to reconnect with Jason Grimes, the owner of Buchner’s Bierhalle, over in Murray Hill. Focused on bringing authentic German vibes, beers, wines and foods, Jason and his team have expanded the menu as well as the restaurant since he and Rance last met. Rance made his way over to the speak easy to talk brats as well as sample some of the new flavors added to the BB menu… just in time for Oktoberfest. www.buchnersbierhalle.com
Local pottery studio hosts classes from beginners to experts
Jacksonville Pottery Studio, located in Murray Hill, hosts classes from beginners to experts. For beginners, their team of pottery experts shows you how to hand build your own work of art using clay. They will teach you how to mold and shape the clay while using a pottery wheel. If you are already an expert, they offer memberships to come work in the studio as you please.
Glam, gifts, and doing good at “Do Good Beauty”
Do Good Beauty is a boutique and salon located in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Jacksonville. The boutique specializes in women’s lifestyle apparel and gifts while the salon focuses on balayages and offers a blow out bar. They believe in helping people to feel good while doing good and 20% of every purchase goes back to local nonprofits that they have partnered with. You can learn more, make an appointment for the salon, or shop online at https://dogoodbeauty.com/
The Walrus Juice Bar & Vegan Eats
Murray Hill’s newest juice bar and vegan eats is open… eight days a week! The Walrus, a Beatles themed location in the heart of Murray Hill, recently opened with the goal to supply delicious juices and smoothies to Jacksonville. While you can get something for the day to give you a boost, they do also offer alcoholic juices and shots that are perfect for a night out.
Reward increases for information about deadly hit-and-run involving teen on his way to take ACT
The reward for information about a hit-and-run crash near Murray Hill that left a Riverside High student dead earlier this month has increased to $9,500, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday.
Officers told to look out for red car following public indecency incidents in Murray Hill
After neighbors in Murray Hill expressed concerns about a man who they say has repeatedly exposed himself, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has told its officers to be on the lookout for the car that neighbors have seen.
Murray Hill neighbors on edge following repeated incidents of public indecency
A man whom neighbors in Murray Hill said has repeatedly exposed himself while performing sex acts in public has struck again, but this time a home security camera recorded him in the act. Around 8:44 Saturday morning, a red Chevy Impala was seen on surveillance video pulling up to a Murray Hill home. Moments later, the driver was seen getting out of the car and performing a sex act. The homeowner, who asked not to be identified, said he grabbed his gun and was about to go outside and confront the man, but the guy took off.
Jacksonville police investigate death of woman in Murray Hill
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Police are investigating the death of a woman Saturday night in Murray Hill. Officers responded about 7:30 p.m. to a house on Myra Street between Owen Avenue and Nelson Street. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office told News4Jax Saturday evening that it was waiting for the medical examiner to determine the cause of death and a search warrant to get into the house to find out exactly what happened. The Florida Times-Union later reported that the woman’s 12-year-old son found her suffering from an extensive chest wound and the woman died as first responders placed her into an ambulance. According to the Times-Union, police said the woman, her 12-year-old son and her adult son lived at the home, but the adult son was not home when the 12-year-old son made the discovery.
New Alkaline Water store opens in Murray Hill
An Alkaline Water store and water bar is opening in Murray Hill. There’s lots of growth happening in Murray Hill. The owner of AlkaVita Alkaline Water said her new store has an innovative twist that’s going to keep the neighborhood growing. So, they bartered, they help us out, or they’ve invited us in the community,” said Sativa Jones, who owns AlkaVita Alkaline Water. She started AlkaVita Alkaline Water in 2016 and a year later began bottling natural alkaline spring water.
Lawsuit: Jacksonville perfume plant doesn’t pass the sniff test
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Jacksonville manufacturer that produces flavors, fragrances, and cosmetic actives is at the center of a new class-action lawsuit. That’s how some neighbors have described what they’re smelling day in, day out in Murray Hill. The city of Jacksonville told News4jax, in a public records request, that from October 1, 2020, through December 28, 2020, 567 citywide odor complaints were reported. Fed up with the stench, three Murray Hill neighbors filed a class-action lawsuit against IFF earlier this month. I can’t move, but IFF can.”In the letter, IFF also neighbors’ concerns directly.
Universal basic income could decimate cities next year, one bank says in its ‘outlandish forecasts’
LONDON — Saxo Bank says universal basic income could become a permanent reality next year, triggering a "seismic rebalancing" of society as workers wave "bye-bye" to big city life. In a report entitled "Outrageous Predictions," the Danish bank on Tuesday outlined 10 "outlandish forecasts" for 2021, although it did stress these are not its "official" views. "The risk that societies are entirely torn apart results in the realisation that the Covid-19 measures weren't a mere panic response, but the start of a permanent new universal basic income (UBI) reality," Saxo global macro strategist Kay Van-Petersen said in the report. "UBI leads to a seismic rebalancing of the forces and structures within society, and how they apply geographically." And the growing wage deflationary forces of software, artificial intelligence and automation were "eroding a widening swath of jobs across industries."cnbc.com
Man stabbed to death by Murray Hill homeowner, JSO says
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man was stabbed to death Monday morning in Murray Hill and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office believes it might have been in self-defense. The homeowners, a man and his girlfriend in their 60s, told JSO they tried explaining that the person he was asking for didn’t live there. During the fight, the male homeowner eventually grabbed a knife and stabbed the man, according to JSO. JSO is also looking to identify the man who died. “If you’re at the wrong house, I don’t know how that leads to a fight,” said Ken Jefferson, News4Jax Crime and Safety Expert.
Man shot multiple times in Murray Hill dies of injuries
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 34-year-old man has died of his injuries after he was shot multiple times Tuesday in Jacksonville’s Murray Hill neighborhood. According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, someone called 911 about 3:40 a.m. Tuesday to report a shooting on Plum Street. When paramedics arrived, they found the man shot multiple times and rushed him to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. The Sheriff’s Office later updated its homicide database to reflect that the man died, and detectives are investigating his death as a murder. Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact JSO at 904-630-0500 or First Coast Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS.
Murray Hill-o-ween starts this weekend
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Hill is getting in the season amidst the pandemic. They are practicing social distancing and still getting spooky by decorating houses and admiring them from afar. The fun starts Saturday, October 24th and goes through Saturday, October 31st. This is Murray Hill Preservation Association’s first ever Murray Hill-O-Ween Yard Decorating Contest. If you’re looking for something fun to do with your family that is social distanced and festive, drive, bike, or walk through Murray Hill to see all the creative decorations and vote for your favorites!
City working to sniff out source of ‘sickly sweet’ stench in Murray Hill
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The city of Jacksonville is investigating a “chemical-like” pungent odor in the Murray Hill area after dozens of complaints have poured in. “We have a lot of unhappy constituents in Murray Hill in relation to the smell,” said City Council member Randy DeFoor, who represents District 14, which includes Murray Hill. Neighbors describe the smell as a sickly sweet, turpentine smell that makes them queasy and typically lasts around three hours. We are aware of the recent inquiries from the Murray Hill area. DeFoor assured residents during Thursday’s town hall that she’s working to get to the bottom of the smell.
Firefighters rescue three dogs from burning house in Jacksonville
JACKSONVILLE, Fla- – An adult, a child, and their family pets are all OK after a fire started at their home early Monday morning. The fire happened a home in Murray Hill near I-10 and McDuff Avenue around 3:30 a.m. It appears the adult and child were able to quickly get out of the home, but left without their three dogs. — MyJFRD (@JFRDJAX) August 24, 2020Firefighters were able to save the dogs and none were injured. The fire was put out quickly so the home will not be a total loss, but the Red Cross is assisting the family.
Jacksonville’s best historic neighborhood: Murray Hill
Spend any amount of time wandering around Murray Hill and you’re bound to fall in love. But apparently we’re not wrong about that because so many of you voted it Jacksonville’s best historic neighborhood in 2020. It’s not hard to see why people love Murray Hill. You don’t have to go far to find entertainment: the Murray Hill Theatre sits right along the main drag. Whatever your interests, chances are you’ll find something to enjoy in Murray Hill.
Murray Hill pool hall says fence will force its kitchen's closure
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A Murray Hill pool hall says it will stop serving food Sunday because of an issue with a fence. "We're basically blocked from any kind of waste removal," said Cory Goff, the owner's son. Goff, who works at the pool hall, says a temporary fence went up about a month ago. "What we did was within our rights as property owners. Further, a fence had already been erected by the neighboring property owner, we merely added our own to uphold the principles of private property ownership."
Woman shot in leg in Murray Hill neighborhood
A woman was shot in the leg multiple times in the Murray Hill neighborhood Saturday night but is expected to be OK, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's OfficeJSO responded to a person shot at the intersection of McDuff Avenue and Phyllis Street around 6:23 p.m. When deputies arrived, they found the woman in the parking lot. She was transported to an area hospital for treatment. Anyone with any information is encouraged to call JSO's nonemergency line at 804-630-0500 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 804-866-TIPS. This article will be updated as more information becomes available.
2 people injured in Murray Hill shooting
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Deputies with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office responded to a shooting on Sappho Avenue near Four Corners Park in Murray Hill just after 2:30 a.m. Saturday. They were transported to a local hospital with what police described as serious but not life-threatening injuries. Neighbor James Milton told News4Jax reporter Brittany Muller he was woken up by the sound of five or six gunshots. Aggravated battery detectives took over the investigation and ask anyone with additional information to call JSO at 904-630-0500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS. Copyright 2019 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.
Police suspect foul play in young man's death in Murray Hill
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Foul play is suspected in the death of a young man in the Murray Hill neighborhood on the Westside, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said. Officers were called about 5:20 a.m. Wednesday to Day Avenue near Rosselle Street, where the man's body was found near the roadway. His cause of death was not immediately known, but investigators said they suspect foul play. Adam Blinn, with the Sheriff's Office, said they are working to identify the man, who may be under the age of 25. Detectives do not have any suspect information and are asking the community to call the Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or email JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org if they have any information about the case.
Murray Hill development moves forward with zoning waiver
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A plan to bring affordable housing to the city's Murray Hill neighborhood cleared a hurdle Thursday when the developer obtained a zoning waiver from the Jacksonville planning commission. Commissioners said they dont view the project as a negative, but rather as a positive development with the potential to help grow this community. But at Thursday's planning commission meeting, residents spoke up about the problems they fear will come with the development of its size. "When there's new development coming in, we don't know exactly what it's going to bring, and we have uncertainties," he said. The proposal is set to go before the Land Use and Zoning Committee on Sept. 4.
Developer hopes to bring affordable housing to Murray Hill
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A Jacksonville developer hopes to bring affordable housing to a section of Murray Hill. The Murray Hill Preservation Association is holding a meeting Thursday night to hear from the community on the proposal. Len Burroughs is a board member of the Murray Hill Preservation Association. He has lived in Murray Hill for 43 years. Murray Hill is growing and changing quickly," said Shane Williams, a property owner.
Police: Drunk driver smashes into vacuum repair shop in Murray Hill
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A 35-year-old man is facing a DUI charge after police said he slammed a car into a building early Wednesday morning in Murray Hill and took off. The crash damaged the front of the Kirby Vacuum Service & Repair shop at the intersection of Post and Melba streets. Moran got cellphone video of the damage to the repair shop, which shows the front wall collapsed and furniture scattered and smashed to splinters. WATCH: Car removed after hit-and-run crash into buildingThe repair shop owner, Brent Loy, said the damages left behind left him shaking his head. He says cars have crashed into his business before and wants something to be done to make the turn more noticeable for drivers.
Check out the 5 top spots in Jacksonville's Murray Hill neighborhood
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Murray Hill, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Located at 954 Edgewood Ave. S, it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting four stars out of 75 reviews on Yelp. Yelpers give the eatery, located at 1171 Edgewood Ave. S, 4.5 stars out of 247 reviews. Town Beer Co.PHOTO: LINDSEY A./YELPTown Beer Co., a beer bar, is another much-loved neighborhood go-to, with five stars out of 57 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1176 Edgewood Ave. S, Unit 4 to see for yourself.
Benefit set Monday for Maple Street Biscuit employee killed in crash
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The community is grieving over the loss of a Maple Street Biscuit employee who died in a car accident. Ryan Weir, 19, worked at the Maple Street Biscuit Company in Murray Hill and would often help out at other stores where he made many friends along the way. Weir started working at Maple Street Biscuit Company in Murray Hill when he was just 15 years old alongside Chelsea Harrelson. In honor of Weir, who loved to wear silly socks, Maple Street Biscuit Company will hold a benefit Monday called Ryan's Silly Sock Day. The event will take place at the following Maple Street Biscuit Company locations:Fleming IslandJacksonville BeachJulington CreekMurray HillPoint MeadowsSan MarcoSt. Augustine.
Benefit to honor Maple Street team member who died
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Maple Street Biscuit Company announced Friday on Instagram that it will hold a benefit for one of its team members who died. Ryan Weir worked at the Maple Street in Murray Hill and would often help out at another store. A post on Instagram from the restaurant reads in part, "We're heartbroken to share that one of our team members has passed away." Customers who simply wear silly socks will help the family. The event will take place at the following Maple Street Biscuit Company locations: Fleming Island, Jacksonville Beach, Julington Creek, Murray Hill, Point Meadows, San Marco and St. Augustine.