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Buy Local, Buy Downtown #ShopDTJax

Buy Local, Buy Downtown The Downtown Marketing Collaborative, the originator of the “” campaign, has launched its campaign for the holiday season. This social media campaign will highlight sales, promotions, and unique holiday gifts available from downtown retailers and organizations through December 24. Retro and rockabilly clothes for men and women from , books from , tasty dips and rubs from , a bangle that sparkles from , sports apparel and memorabilia from , and unique candles and lamps from represent only a small sample of the gifts available from Downtown’s retailers. Additionally, gift cards to restaurants, tickets for cultural events, …

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Downtown On The Rise

If our homes and workplaces are our first two social environments, a third place is anywhere else we go to socialize. Coined by urban sociologist Ray Oldenburg, third places are everyday gathering places that are the anchors of community life. They are easily accessible – often walkable, are welcoming and comfortable with a set of “regulars,” and usually include food or drinks as a key part of the experience. These are the places where we go to make our own entertainment. Great Downtowns have great third places. Urban living means trading in backyards for a variety of walkable hangouts. From …

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october, 2021

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