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Construction begins on the Barnett & Laura Street Trio

Construction begins this week in downtown Jacksonville on the first phase of the historic Barnett National Bank Building and Laura Street Trio project – announced today by developers SouthEast Development Group of Jacksonville and The Molasky Group of Companies of Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Burrito Gallery Opening Near St Johns Town Center

Popular, homegrown Burrito Gallery making debut in bustling Southside area.

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5 Points Apartments (Legally) Becoming Dog Friendly?

5 Points residents have often screamed 'legalize it', and now they may finally be getting their wish.

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More infill housing underway in Jax's urban core

Momentum in the densification of Jacksonville's urban core picks up steam as more projects continue to break ground. Quietly, construction is now underway on two multifamily infill developments, adding a combined 233 apartment units in the inner city.

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Laura Street: One of APA's Great Streets in America

In 2015, the American Planning Association (APA) named Laura Street one of the Great Streets in America. On October 4, during Art Walk Oktoberfest, the APA will unveil the official plaque! The unveiling will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the roundabout on Laura Street by the Jacksonville Landing.

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North Florida's First 'Food Boat' Launches

While food trucks have taken the streets of Jacksonville by storm, a new kind of mobile kitchen launches in North Florida.

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The rise and fall of Normandy Mall

While several former enclosed malls throughout Jacksonville have found new adaptive uses, the revitalization of Normandy Mall may be one of the most unique. The most interesting part of this redevelopment project was a mega church's decision to reopen the enclosed mall to serve as a catalyst for revitalization...

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Inside the abandoned Richmond Hotel

Built in 1909, the Richmond Hotel was once one of the finest hotels in Downtown Jacksonville for African-Americans during the Jim Crow era. Featuring 48 upper floor rooms, its famed guests included Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald and Billy Holiday. The Richmond closed for good in the early...

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Civil War Memorials of the First Coast: Part 2

Memorials and monuments commemorating the Civil War on the First Coast go far beyond Jacksonville. St. Augustine, Palatka, Olustee, Fernandina Beach, and other communities all have memorials of their own. These include graves, historic sites preserving battlefields and significant structures, place names...

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