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The South's 1st Target Express to open in Gainesville

In a surprising move for most urban core advocates, Target plans to open one of its first "flexible-format" stores in the south in Gainesville. Here's a look at the proposed project and Target's plans to become more accessible to city dwellers.

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Burlock & Barrel Whiskey Distillery Coming to Riverside

Jacksonville's burgeoning distillery scene is on its way to Riverside. If Colin Edwards and Ian Haensly's plans stay on track, the Burlock & Barrel Distillery will open by Winter 2016, becoming the first ever licensed whiskey distillery in the city to produce premium spirits.

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5 Ideas to Revitalize the Jacksonville Landing

With its latest redevelopment plan falling apart, the time has come to not worry about making the Jacksonville Landing a "downtown game changer". History has proven that we've over-complicated the redevelopment process. To simplify things, here's five "no-frills" ideas that take advantage of the existing...

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The District: Multiplex Theater Proposed for Downtown

Lost in the recent news of RummellMunz's planned Southbank redevelopment, The District (www.thedistrictjax.com), is a detailed explanation of the proposed project's mix of uses. Here's a closer look at what the development group headed by Peter Rummell and Michael Munz have in store for downtown Jacksonville.

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The Story of Dixieland Park

Mike Goldman shares the rise and fall of an early Jacksonville amusement park: Dixieland Park

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Durbin Park: Jax's Next St. Johns Town Center?

For years, St. Johns County has been the fastest growing county in the Jacksonville metropolitan area and now its going to end up with the region's largest shopping center. Should Jacksonville by concerned?

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Engine 15 Brewing Approved To Open Urban Beer Garden

Locally-grown, specialty manufacturing company Engine 15 Brewing is proceding with plans of turning an industrial facility west of downtown Jacksonville, into a unique urban beer garden now that the property has been re-zoned to allow for on-site retail sales. The area surrounding the brewery could be...

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The Space In-between: Hansontown

Today, it's considered "the space in-between". It's not officially within the Springfield Historic District and no one in downtown pays any attention to what happens on the north side of State Street. Nevertheless, Hansontown was an 19th century black community that Jacksonville eventually grew up around....

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New I-10/Hammond Boulevard Interchange Opens

On June 8, 2016, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) opened a new $17.9 million interchange at I-10 and Hammond Boulevard in Marietta.

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Second Phase of Future I-795 Opens

Last week, the city's latest expressway link opened, creating another link between I-95, US 1 (Philips Highway) and I-295 East Beltway. Slowly but surely, the creation of what will become I-795 is becoming a reality. When complete in 2018, the highway will connect I-295 East Beltway to CR 2209 in St....

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