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Beach Buggies offer free rides in San Marco

Beach Buggies offer free rides in San Marco

If you live in San Marco, it is now possible to make your way anywhere from River Oaks Road to the Southbank without taking your car out of your garage. Beach Buggies–San Marco, an offshoot of Beachside Buggies, the transportation company that provides free rides throughout the Jacksonville beaches, has arrived. The service officially started […]

International artist brings color to San Marco Square

International artist brings color to San Marco Square

A painter with international fame has used the exterior wall of Grape and Grain as his canvas to bring life and color to San Marco Square. Remi Rough, a street and gallery artist from South London, was commissioned by Grape and Grain owner Jonathan Davis and Art Republic Co-Founders Jessica Santiago and George Georgallis, to […]

Construction to begin on San Marco Crossing

Construction to begin on San Marco Crossing

San Marco Crossing, Chance Partners’ newest Jacksonville development, will begin construction on its two-building, 486-unit housing community in July. The approximately $86 million project is being developed jointly by EJF Capital LLC and Chance Partners on nearly nine acres of land that was formerly home to Southside Assemblies of God church in San Marco. The […]

St. Vincent’s celebrates heart pavilion topping out

St. Vincent’s celebrates heart pavilion topping out

Just 13 months after St. Vincent’s HealthCare broke ground on the site for what will become the Delores Barr Weaver Heart and Vascular Pavilion, a topping out ceremony was held June 17 in front of the construction site on St. Vincent’s Riverside campus. Attending the event were many donors, including Delores Barr Weaver, who provided […]

Historical society releases list of endangered structures

Historical society releases list of endangered structures

Twelve buildings are on the Jacksonville Historical Society’s 2019 Endangered Properties list, which includes two new structures. New to the list are Snyder Memorial Methodist Church, 226 N. Laura St., built in 1903 and a refuge in the early 1960s for victims of the Axe Handle Saturday attack on civil rights demonstrators; and Genovars Hall, […]

Eyesore bites the dust

Eyesore bites the dust

Demolition of a condemned structure at the corner of Hendricks Avenue and Cedar Street in San Marco recently took place when a two-story commercial/residential building at 1502 Hendricks Ave. was razed. The property is owned by H.S. Turner, a commercial real estate company on Prudential Drive. Realco Recycling was given a permit for $10,000 to […]

If the walls could talk: Details vague about house swap deal

If the walls could talk: Details vague about house swap deal

If ever a house needed walls that could talk, it could well be the one at 1880 Shadowlawn Street in Avondale. The house is hiding a mystery that only the walls themselves might be able to solve for sure. The house’s origin is clear enough. Built in 1924 for real estate and insurance salesman Addison […]

Lanier leaves lasting legacy, embodiment of St. Vincent’s mission

Lanier leaves lasting legacy, embodiment of St. Vincent’s mission

Throughout her long career in fundraising, there are two words St. Vincent’s Foundation President Jane Lanier never allows to slip from her lips – contribution and donation. “Gift is the right word,” she insists. “Philanthropy is connecting people’s hearts and treasures. It’s someone’s heart and the treasure they have that they want to share with […]