San Marco Square

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 […]

Efron Family to Introduce Taverna Oceana in Early 2023

Efron Family to Introduce Taverna Oceana in Early 2023

Taverna Oceana is a raw bar and seafood-focused restaurant adjacent to Taverna’s existing location Chef Sam and Kiley Efron, the husband-and-wife team behind Taverna, will open Taverna Oceana in early 2023. The new raw bar and seafood-focused concept will be conveniently located next door to their existing concept located in San Marco Square. Taverna Oceana’s […]

Architecture firm renovates 1939 Hendricks Ave for new headquarters

Architecture firm renovates 1939 Hendricks Ave for new headquarters

Construction is nearing completion for the new headquarters of architecture and interiors firm Group 4 Design, Inc. at 1939 Hendricks Avenue. Urban Partners Construction is the general contractor for the project. The building has been shuttered since 2019, with a rear addition to the building condemned. “I’m sure everybody probably thought at some point while […]

San Marco Square facade gets a facelift

San Marco Square facade gets a facelift

Removal of overhang, fresh paint and trim applied Barricades and fences of high-bright orange will soon be removed, as construction on a hot corner of San Marco Square wraps up. TSG Realty, which owns the building under the entity San Marco Square Jax LLC, is working on renovations to the historic 1950 San Marco Boulevard […]

Craft beer festival coming to San Marco Square

Craft beer festival coming to San Marco Square

Funds raised will enhance merchant offerings, beautify shopping experience There’s an event that’s got people buzzing, not buzzing due to keg stands or any other shenanigans. Rather, talk is making its way through the community about the first San Marco Beer Fest. The newly minted event, taking place Saturday, March 26, from 1-5 pm in […]

For the Love of a Neighborhood: Zimmermann Boulos

For the Love of a Neighborhood: Zimmermann Boulos

Few people have the moxie to leave a permanent mark on their community, but if you’re Zimmermann Boulos, you manage to do it eight-fold. Nicknamed the “King of San Marco,” Boulos has been wholly- or partially-responsible for the installation of eight pieces of public art throughout the San Marco area, including the iconic Lions’ Fountain […]

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 […]

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