San Marco Square

Merchant Association raises funds, lights the Square year-round

Merchant Association raises funds, lights the Square year-round

The San Marco Merchants Association is taking on a holiday frame of mind in 2022. And what says holiday spirit better than twinkling lights, as the second verse of the holiday classic, Silver Bells, says, “Strings of streetlights, even stop lights blink a bright red and green, As the shoppers rush home with their treasures.” […]

Holiday Magic brings seasonal spirit to the Square

Holiday Magic brings seasonal spirit to the Square

It was an evening full of holiday fun in San Marco Square as the sound of pounding pavement, bells on bobbed tails ringing and the cheering on of finishers as the Festival of Lights 5K road race kicked off the annual celebration of Holiday Magic, Dec. 5. Alongside the San Marco Merchant Association and dozens […]

San Marco Preservation pressing Toll Brothers for answers

With change and what is often referred to as ‘progress’, difficult conversations about growth, design, aesthetics, size and scale of local infill projects are sure to ensue. In the heart of San Marco, just outside the San Marco Square, there is dirt turning, blocks upon blocks of concrete stacking up and foundations being poured on […]

Bestselling author coming to San Marco Square

Bestselling author coming to San Marco Square

Amor Towles, New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility and A Gentle-man in Moscow, is coming to Jacksonville on Monday, November 15. He will visit Southside Baptist Church in San Marco Square at 7 p.m. to celebrate his latest work, The Lincoln Highway. San Marco Books and More (SMB&M) will host the event […]

San Marco Merchants take steps to enhance safety

Private security service to ease concerns of shoppers, business owners The San Marco Merchants Association has hired Excelsior Security Agency to provide private security protection for the shops and businesses around San Marco Square. San Marco Square had been experiencing a problem that has become common in many gathering places around Jacksonville. Vagrants had been […]

Spring blooms in San Marco Square

Spring blooms in San Marco Square

It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon full of sunshine and cooler-than-usual breezes, as neighbors pulled together to dig in the dirt and look after their neighborhood. A beautification day was held in San Marco Square successfully on April 25, after the prior date was cancelled due to rain April 18. Organizers regrouped and knocked out […]

Unofficial groundbreaking takes place on East San Marco site

Unofficial groundbreaking takes place on East San Marco site

A collective sign of relief went through the San Marco community in January when a sign was posted on the corner of Atlantic Boulevard and Hendricks Avenue that read:  Coming soon, PUBLIX. While Eric Davidson, a spokesman for developer Regency Centers claims an official groundbreaking ceremony may be coming soon, residents found it encouraging to […]

City Council approves Park Place San Marco

City Council approves Park Place San Marco

Right Size San Marco threatens to appeal decision Residential construction may soon be coming to San Marco Square. Despite objections from the San Marco Preservation Society and the neighborhood group, Right Size San Marco, South Jacksonville Presbyterian Church has persevered to see the Jacksonville City Council approve its bid to rezone its nearly three-acre property […]

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