Riverfront Plaza; Bailey's Fitness; Lupus Study; Sing Out Loud Festival
After the demolition of The Jacksonville Landing, at least some public park space at Riverfront Plaza looks to be in Downtown Jacksonville's future.
Last week, an all-day design festival was held, during which developers presented potential ideas for the lot that was once home to the Landing. The festival ended without a winner declared, but three finalists were named. The finalists include Agency Landscape and Planning, Olin Partnership, and Perkins & Will.
Bailey's Health and Fitness Club has become a Jacksonville institution. It’s now grown to 16 different locations throughout the city. The gym was started by Don Bailey, who was then joined by his brothers Darryl and David Bailey. While 2020 brought challenges to every business, it was especially tough for Darryl due the loss of his brother and business partner Don.
Darryl Bailey, the Chief Operating Officer of Bailey’s Health and Fitness joined us to talk about the success of the gym and overcoming loss.
A new study out of the University of Florida has presented a potential new treatment for lupus. The study has found that a peptide may be a cutting edge new treatment which could help those who suffer from the autoimmune disease.
The study, which used mice, saw that the test subjects who took the peptide had reduced symptoms of lupus. The next phase of the research will include seeing if the treatment is safe in people, and then seeing if it could be effective in people who struggle with lupus.
Sing Out Loud Festival
The Sing Out Loud Festival is returning to St. Augustine after going virtual for 2020. The festival line up includes performers such as TLC, Mayday Parade, and Yola. The festival has upwards of 100 different acts booked at a variety of different venues throughout September. The festival kicks off on September 10 and runs through September 26 - which has led to September being dubbed “The (unofficial) Month of Music” .
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