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HOBNOB co-owner Ellen Cottrill told employees Tuesday morning the restaurant portion of her business is closing immediately, although the events venue portion of the business will continue.


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Updated 7/19/16 2:00 p.m.

Riverside’s Sbraga & Company restaurant closed without warning Monday.

The Northeast Florida-inspired eatery was launched by reality show “Top Chef” winner Kevin Sbraga less than a year ago.


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New free events for the Jacksonville community are planned, as the Unity Plaza urban park officially opened its grounds on Tuesday.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony marked phase one of the community spot in the riverfront Brooklyn neighborhood.

 


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Jacksonville could soon have more bells ringing on city streets as bike sharing gains popularity.

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What is Jacksonville’s brand? Some say we may be getting closer to an answer.

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Plans are coming together for a new entertainment plaza in Jacksonville's Brooklyn neighborhood.

Unity Plaza will be a public park next to the apartment and retail development 220 Riverside, which is currently under construction.

The developers, Hallmark Partners, donated the land to the city and formed a non-profit organization to program more than 260 days of events each year.

They’ve hired local art consultant Jen Jones as Executive Director. Jones says she will organize events that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.