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Native Sun Natural Foods Market Ready For Jacksonville Beach Grand Opening

Native Sun Natural Foods Market is set to celebrate the grand opening of its new Jacksonville Beach location at 1585 3rd Street North on September 19, 2015. The festivities will begin at 10:00am that morning with a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring local business owners, city officials, and representatives from the Jacksonville Beach Chamber of Commerce. Following the ribbon-cutting, the first 250 customers to enter the store will receive the gift of a Native Sun bag filled with $50 worth of best-selling natural and organic groceries. Shoppers will also have a chance to win one of twenty $100 Native Sun gift cards …

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Jacksonville’s First Klutho: The Dyal-Upchurch Building

Eco Relics, Dyal-Upchurch, Klutho designs

The morning of May 4, 1901, a young architect named opened his New York Times to discover that a great fire had burned downtown Jacksonville nearly to the ground. In June, Klutho left his two-year-old New York City architecture practice to board a steamer bound for Jacksonville. He arrived to find the debris and rubble already nearly cleared, and local imaginations captivated by the blank canvas presented to builders and developers. Newly elected mayor declared a cease-fire for partisan politics, insisting that “the one all-absorbing idea now is the restoration of Jacksonville.” The city council quickly authorized the fire marshal …

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Downtown Gainesville Festival & Art Show

MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW Art Lovers and Artists Connect In the heart of Gainesville Art, music, food and the opportunity to enjoy a fall day outdoors is coming to the streets of historic downtown Gainesville this November.  Art lovers and artists will mingle once again as the heart of Gainesville sets the stage for the 34th Annual on Nov. 14 & 15.   More than 100,000 people are expected to join in the festivities, a juried fine arts festival, produced by the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department.  Exquisite art work by 240 of the finest artists and craftspeople …

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Eco Relics: The Biggest Selection of Old Wood in Town

If reclaimed wood is your thing, well then partner, have I got some exciting news to share with you. The team at has recently salvaged a large load of heart pine beams from the historic building in downtown Jacksonville. The building, constructed in 1904, was the first skyscraper built in Jacksonville after the . The wood is estimated to be more than 200 years old and has an exquisite natural patina, echoing the many years of history that it’s witnessed. If you need a specific size, a craftsperson at Eco Relics will be glad to cut it for you. The …

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Atlantic Beach: Home Beach Home

Atlantic Beach is one of those rare geographical locations that only occupies a single side of a major roadway. If you straddle the middle yellow line at the foot of Atlantic Boulevard, you can put one foot in and the other in . For me, the last 20 years of my life existed south of the yellow line. It wasn’t until last spring that I officially stepped beyond the divide and into life in Atlantic Beach. I’ve lived in a dozen tiny beach apartments since migrating across the in the early 90’s. Each had its own peculiar blend of salty …

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Father’s Day, A Day for Dads in #DTJax

Downtown Jacksonville, FL, Father's Day, Downtown Vision, DVI

[avatar user=”Downtown Vision Inc.” size=”thumbnail” align=”left” link=”http://downtownjacksonville.org/blog/2015/06/16/a-day-for-dads-in-dtjax/” target=”_blank” /] By Kristina Aviles, DVI Intern Father’s Day is this weekend and if you’re still figuring out what to do for your dad, look no further! has so much to offer for the wide variety of sporty, artsy or chocolate lovin’ dads out there: For the sports fan: Buy your dad some baseball tickets and take the whole family down to the ballpark, grab a hotdog and cheer on the Jacksonville Suns. For football fans, take your dad out to watch the Jacksonville Sharks or buy your tickets early for the Jacksonville …

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Fashion Label Love Brigade Relaunches Through Local Love

Love Brigade, Jacksonville, FL, Kickstarter

Love Brigade, the positivity-centered clothing brand, is reclaiming their roots in owner ’s hometown for their remarkable Fall 2015 relaunch. Previously, gained notoriety in their mission to pioneer “Souldiers” in search of a brighter world, through the street-cool style of Brooklyn fashion. Now nine years later, Key is in hopes to relaunch the brand in the flourishing city of Jacksonville, Florida, to continue strengthening Love Brigade’s quest and to also give back to her hometown. “I set sail in 2003 with the goal to absorb as much as I could about the fashion industry throughout England and New York City, in order to bring that …

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Native Sun Natural Foods Market announces new Jacksonville Beach store

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, North Florida’s leading organic grocery retailer, has selected  as the general contractor for its newest store to be located at the corner of 3rd Street and 15th Avenue North in Jacksonville Beach. The beaches store, slated to open in mid to late August, will introduce Native Sun shoppers to a fresh new store design. The new store design will feature an intuitive store layout, mural artwork, living signage, and other flourishes that will create a unique shopping experience. In addition, expanded indoor and outdoor seating will give shoppers more room to enjoy the store’s breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. …

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Calling All Collectors – Eco Relics Has Your Find

Eco Relics is a haven for those looking for that perfect reclaimed piece or materials for that next home remodeling project . . .  wait for it, wait for it . . . but there is so much more there. You will find yourself amidst a world of rare memorabilia and unique collectibles. Automotive and antique lovers alike will appreciate the ever-growing inventory of memorabilia that spans hood ornaments, fenders, hubcaps and license plates. You’ll feel like you’re in as you look through the collection of old service station signs, gas pumps, cans and so much more. When you’re ready …

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Eco Relics at One Spark

It’s a time warp. The 50,000 sq. ft. warehouse is busting at the seams with items that span centuries. In addition to the age of the inventory, it’s a time warp in the sense that you can spend hours in Eco Relics without realizing it. The items are a recycled reservoir of Jacksonville history and a convergence of classic quality and new vision. It’s part hardware store, antique shop, building material supplier and thrift store with a knowledgeable, inventive staff. Eco Relics took part in last year’s One Spark festival after having been open for only one week. The festival …

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