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Project to give Springfield's 1st & Main a makeover

Plans are in the works to retrofit Springfield's 1st & Main (1101 N. Main Street). Here's a look at the building's past and its potential future.

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Harveys Supermarkets roll into Jax's urban districts

Southeastern Grocers recently unveiled 73 new Harveys Supermarket stores in one of the largest single-day grocery grand openings across south. Here's a look into a chain that now includes seven locations in and around downtown and Jacksonville urban core neighborhoods.

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Then and now: The evolution of Jax's neighborhoods

A brief visual glimpse of the evolution of select neighborhoods throughout Jacksonville.

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JaxbyJax Literary Arts Festival this weekend

JaxbyJax, one of the most unique events about the city, will return for its third year this weekend. Organized by local writer Tim Gilmore in 2014, the literary arts festival is built on the theme of "Jacksonville Writers Writing Jacksonville".

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A Neighborhood Transformed By Craft Beer

Infrastructure improvements heralded the way for a market-based renaissance driven by craft beer along a long-derelict commercial district in Jacksonville. Now the entrepreneurs that fueled King Street's success are opening businesses in additional neighborhoods throughout the city.

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Major revamp eyed for Wendy's Restaurant in Five Points

Wendy's plans to demolish their aging restaurant at 2006 Park Street. Once it's gone, a modern building featuring outdoor dining, lounge chairs, Wi-Fi, flat screen TVs and digital menuboards will rise in its place. Is it enough of an improvement to make Five Points a better pedestrian scale environment...

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The lost impact of streetcar lines on San Marco

Before there was a San Marco, there was a streetcar providing thirteen minute headways from Hendricks Avenue and Atlantic Boulevard to downtown Jacksonville. Here's a look at the forgotten piece of public infrastructure that stimulated the physical development pattern of a neighborhood that remains one...

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Abandoned Florida: Florida Baptist Convention Building

A behind-the-scenes look into the history and decay of the last downtown Jacksonville office building designed by early 20th century architectural mastermind H.J. Klutho.

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Expanding the Skyway: Where would you like it to go?

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) is seriously considering expanding the Skyway to serve neighborhoods outside of downtown Jacksonville. Where would you like to see the system expanded first?

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Reimagining Downtown's Forgotten Spaces

Downtown revitalization doesn't have to be difficult. Adding life, excitement and economic opportunity isn't about spending tons of money or subsidizing companies to relocate. In many cases it's as simple as taking advantage of what you already have.

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