San Marco Merchants Association

Digging Up Dirt: An update on San Marco Refresh 2.0

Digging Up Dirt: An update on San Marco Refresh 2.0

San Marco residents and visitors will see changes coming to San Marco Square as crews will begin re-landscaping work in Balis Park in the early days of November as part of San Marco Refresh 2.0. The Resident News reported last month on this collaborative initiative between the San Marco Preservation Society (SMPS), San Marco Merchants […]

Bash in Balis: A Pre-kickoff San Marco Tradition

Bash in Balis: A Pre-kickoff San Marco Tradition

The time-honored college football game between the University of Florida and the University of Georgia returned to EverBank Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 28, pitting long-standing rivals Gators and Bulldogs against one another for the 91st time in the City of Jacksonville. But before kickoff on Saturday, families, friends and neighbors gathered in San Marco’s Balis […]

Merchants Host Mix and Mingle at ForeScore Golf

Merchants Host Mix and Mingle at ForeScore Golf

On Thursday, Sept. 7, a group gathered to enjoy a drink with San Marco Merchants Association and San Marco Preservation Society. San Marco and Southbank residents, employees and business owners were in attendance to enjoy craft cocktails, wine and good company while networking with local business leaders and other local leaders. Regardless of membership in […]

5 Points Merchants: Step Up, Step In

5 Points Merchants: Step Up, Step In

Area leaders help formulate ideas for cohesion, strength and beautification Jacksonville’s 5 Points District is known for its close-knit community of shopkeepers and its eclectic, bohemian collection of restaurants, bars, boutiques and other businesses. In recent months, however, it has also garnered a reputation as the go-to spot for late-night partiers leaving trash and other […]

The Return of San Marco Beer Fest

The Return of San Marco Beer Fest

The San Marco Beer Fest returned for the second installment of the now-annual event. The 2nd Annual San Marco Beer Fest was held Saturday, April 1, from 1-5 p.m. at Balis Park. The event, hosted by the San Marco Merchants Association and Aardwolf Brewing Co., featured craft beer from more than 25 local breweries and […]

San Marco Beer Fest returns to the Square: Local craft brews, live music headline Spring festival

San Marco Beer Fest returns to the Square: Local craft brews, live music headline Spring festival

After its successful debut last year, the San Marco Beer Fest is on tap with big plans underway to celebrate year two on Saturday, April 1. Balis Park, in the heart of San Marco Square, will again play host to the family-friendly event — complete with activities and entertainment for all to enjoy — including, […]

History, heart and soul

History, heart and soul

San Marco Merchants Association unveils new neighborhood banners On Wednesday, Sept. 7, the San Marco Merchants Association (SMMA) unveiled a series of new banners that will welcome residents and visitors alike to the community. Three collections, each consisting of four banners in rich, vibrant colors, will rotate on lampposts along Hendricks Avenue, San Marco Boulevard […]

Alford Place streetscapes improvements aim to stay true to San Marco character

Alford Place streetscapes improvements aim to stay true to San Marco character

San Marco, like other historic neighborhoods in Jacksonville, has been experiencing tremendous growth. With growth comes change, and as it changes, San Marco residents and others who are connected to its history find themselves at the crux between the economic benefits of growth and change and the potential of losing the unique characteristics that attracted […]

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