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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, […]

Opposition shown at second community meeting for proposed self-storage facility in Murray Hill

Opposition shown at second community meeting for proposed self-storage facility in Murray Hill

Residents, business owners, some supporters and a number of sign-carrying detractors gathered June 3 at Fishweir Brewing Company to hear from the developers of a self-storage facility proposed for the Jones College property in Murray Hill.

Sleiman Enterprises purchases Lakewood shopping center

Sleiman Enterprises purchases Lakewood shopping center

Lakewood Promenade, a popular shopping destination for San Jose and San Marco residents, is under new ownership.  Sleiman Enterprises, a company owned by San Jose resident Toney Sleiman, announced the acquisition May 8 of the open-air shopping area that lies at the crossroads of San Jose Boulevard and University Boulevard West in Lakewood. Sleiman’s entire […]

Wolfson groundbreaking a fitting send-off for Greene

Wolfson groundbreaking a fitting send-off for Greene

In a fitting last hurrah for Baptist Health CEO and President Hugh Greene as he faces retirement, Baptist Health board members, executives, elected officials and community members came together May 14 to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new seven-story building that will serve as Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville’s main entrance as well as a new […]

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