Rix Rex: Mockshop Music Exchange and the Celestial Dream Pop of wise river

jack mock, mock shop music exchange, murray hill, photo by Jesse Brantman

Located in the heart of at 933 Edgewood Ave S is : a boutique music store unlike any other in Jacksonville, which specializes in unique guitars, effects pedals, and amplifiers. Opened in July of 2016 by owner , Mockshop Music Exchange provides the urban core of Jacksonville with a locally owned and operated music store, fulfilling all of your music gear needs. After noticing a void in Jacksonville for a music store of this kind, Mock was finally able to open the store he had always dreamed of. “We’re going have products in here that you’re not going to see …

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If you put the greatest writer in the world and the greatest artist in the world in the same room, there is a good chance they will make a work of transformed images and magnified words. A comic book, to be exact. Jacksonville, Florida, is the home of a slew of comic creators and innovators. We have heroes, leaders and ambitions that are so grand that they can only be contained just beyond our imaginations. We are also lucky to be the home of several fine comic shops and cons. The comic book stores, the hobby shops and the conventions …

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Shining a Light on Salvage at Eco Relics

More than fifteen years ago, Robert and Mary purchased an old lamp base in a Williamsburg, Virginia, antique store. To the untrained eye it might have looked like a candidate for the trash can. The electric components were shot, the shade was missing, and the metal base was tarnished and corroding. But Robert and Mary recognized something in the lamp base’s stately deco lines and rich ornamentation. They resolved to recapture the elegant grandeur hiding beneath the surface. Timing is an unpredictable art. For the salvager, having the right parts at the right time is not so much a matter …

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GastroFest 2016 – Celebrating Local Food, March 19 in Hemming Park

GastroFest 2015 in Hemming Park

Mark your calendars for March 19, 2016, because GastroFest is back and better than ever! Taking place in at from 11am to 7pm, with GastroFest After Dark happening from 7-10:30pm on Laura St.  This year GastroFest will be a cash based festival – so please make sure to bring CASH! Each vendor is required to have sample sizes available for $1- $3 throughout the festival. We have encouraged Taste Vendors to have options for carnivores and vegans alike! GastroFest 2016 Program Click through the interactive GastroFest 2016 Program above for full map of vendors and events, complete with links and schedules.     …

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Plug In! Native Sun Natural Foods Market Installs Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Native Sun Natural Foods Market has recently completed installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at both its Mandarin and Southside store locations. The charging stations are part of the program and were made possible through grants initiated by the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization (TPO). The goal of the ChargeWell program is to create an expanded network of charging stations that offer electric vehicle drivers more opportunities to charge up in the Jacksonville area. For Native Sun, the ChargeWell stations are part of the company’s continued efforts to support meaningful sustainability initiatives in the Jacksonville area. In addition, to raise …

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Tickets for Christmas

Give the gift of experience! Tickets are the gift that keeps on giving and create a lasting memory whether it’s a season pass to a museum or theatre or tickets to a concert or family-friendly event. There are plenty of options for every budget and every age. It’s a perfect alternative for that hard-to-buy-for person. There’s the upside of treating yourself, perhaps, as well as the kid who’s primed for an introduction to the symphony or the gift of spending more time with someone special. And there’s the joy of delayed gratification counting down the days until that outing rolls …

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Holiday Shopping Ideas Out of the Box

BY LISA ACKER & BRITNEY BROUSSARD Every holiday season it seems we are challenged with finding the perfect gift to give that perfect someone. At EU Jacksonville we like to support locally owned small businesses that have unique selections and a variety of items you won’t find at a big box store. The Wardroom, Ltd. 1969 San Marco Boulevard (904) 396-1091 If given the task to sum up the Wardroom, in one word, that word would be delicious. Magical also comes to mind, but then that would be two. This is a warm and cozy collection of things you won’t …

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Fashioning Atmosphere from Salvage

Southern-Roots - Eco Relics

One of the most important aspects of opening a restaurant or cafe is crafting a physical environment that connects the food and beverage offerings with a particular history, style, and culture. Authenticity is important to today’s savvy customers. Targeted by thousands of marketers every day, they can smell a fake from a mile away. Chain restaurants and cafes lack the unique ambiance enjoyed by the discerning customer. Ambiance cannot be duplicated, it is simply harnessed by proprietors with vision and will. Meehan’s Irish Pub of in St. Augustine stressed the value of incorporating salvage into design plans during the renovation …

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Salvaging the St Johns – Eco Relics

Eco Relics, Salvaging the St. Johns, tug boat, Jacksonville, FL, Arlington Marina

The mighty defines Jacksonville. Carving through the landscape, swelling and receding with the salty tide, its cadence sets the rhythm of life along its banks. The river often appears lazy on the surface, drifting along to empty in the great sea. Dive deep, however, and a swift current works silently, inescapable and treacherous, in service of an unknowable agenda. The city loves its river, the great driver of motion in an otherwise flat and still land. But the river’s gargantuan influence is both creative and destructive. Sink or swim, it is the river that decides. The river’s claim does not …

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St. Augustine Distillery Unveils Discovery Series Rum #2

St. Augustine Distillery, Discovery Rum, Batch 2, Riberia_Rider3_RUM_web

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (September 22, 2015) – St. Augustine Distillery is proud to announce that Discovery Series Rum #2, the second of the Discovery Series, will be available to the public on Saturday, October 3rd in the Distillery’s gift shop, located on Riberia Street in downtown St. Augustine. The Discovery Series is a four-part collection of limited release expressions, created during the development of the Distillery’s flagship rum. Each one has been fermented and distilled on-site from select regional sugarcane syrups and molasses in copper pot stills, and then aged in the Distillery’s house-style bourbon barrels for a distinct flavor profile. “Our first Discovery Series rum sold …

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