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First Read: It Might Be Game Over Soon For Frogger On Riverplace Boulevard


It’s Monday, September 28, 2015. Welcome to WJCT First Read, your daily weekday morning round-up of stories from the First Coast, around Florida and across the country.

Here are 7 stories you might have missed.

Jacksonville's Southbank Could Be Getting More Pedestrian Friendly

Bicycle lanes, additional street parking and pedestrian walkways are being considered for Riverplace Boulevard, a stretch of State Road 13 between Hendricks Ave and Gulf Life Drive in the Southbank neighborhood near Downtown Jacksonville.

Under Proposed Bill, Cocktails Could Soon Be On Some Small Local Restaurant Menus

Jacksonville residents may soon be able to enjoy a stiff drink with their meals at their favorite boutique restaurants if a proposed local bill passes, expanding who can serve liquor within city limits.

Ponte Vedra Vacation Rental Company Expands To Orlando

Vacation Rental Pros of Ponte Vedra beach has purchased Five Star Vacation Rentals, an Orlando company that manages 60 properties, including several located near the Walt Disney World Resort.

TEDxJacksonville To Stream Live On YouTube

The day-long annual TEDxJacksonville conference will stream live on YouTube for the first time ever to almost 2.9 million subscribers.

St. John’s Cathedral Bells Removed For Refurbishment, Update

The bell tower atop St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral in downtown Jacksonville is empty for the first time in nearly a century.

Duval Lawmakers Say 'No' To St. Johns Water Withdrawals

Northeast Florida lawmakers are opposing a plan for Central Florida to withdraw more than 150 million gallons of water from the St. Johns River every day.

Design Firm Moving Jacksonville Office To Downtown

The design and consulting firm Gresham, Smith & Partners is moving its office to the urban core. More than 40 employees will be making the move from Belfort Road in December.

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Ray Hollister can be reached at, 904-358-6341 or on Twitter at @rayhollister.