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Cedar Crest, Todd Johnson, Blood and Steel, Sun-Ray Cinema, 5 Points, Jacksonville, Florida

BLOOD AND STEEL: Skateboarding History At Sun-Ray Cinema

This Wednesday, Sun-Ray Cinema hosts a special showing of a new skateboarding documentary. Blood and Steel tells the story of skateboarding site Cedar Crest, and the youth and music movements that materialized there from 1985 to 1992. Long-time Jacksonville skater Todd Johnson recalls his time at Cedar Crest with longing. “It was a perfect ramp,” says Johnson. “A lot of backyard ramps back then were homemade—people trying to figure out how to build a ramp as they were doing it. But this ramp was solid.” The legendary ramp, built in 1985 at Cedar Crest Country Club, was tucked away in …

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BREW Five Points

Five Points is the newest coffee shop to pop up in increasingly trendy , adjacent to  and across the way from Hawkers. The small space which it occupies is cavernous and rather dark in the back area, with a nice and open front area. The decor is uncomplicated, modern, and clean. There is a communal feel to the place, with bar seating and longer tables that encourage patrons to meet and talk to each other. Their menu includes coffee drinks, beer and beer cocktails, artisanal sodas, and toast. The coffee menu is primarily espresso oriented, with local  espresso featured along …

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