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The Jaxson: JTA Skyway Plan Needs Some Tweaks

Mar 11, 2018
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As we’ve known for a while, JTA is planning to expand its Skyway monorail service farther into some neighborhoods adjacent to downtown Jacksonville, with a proposal calling for automated, driverless vehicles.

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A new year promises to bring lots of new development to Jacksonville’s Urban Core.

Bill Delaney of The Jaxson tells WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo about some of the major projects on the horizon.


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Small Business Saturday is gaining a lot of momentum here on the First Coast.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Jacksonville’s banking community is about to see another consolidation. 


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A large debt load is resulting in a string of news reports speculating about the future of Southeastern Grocers, which is headquartered in Jacksonville and operates Winn-Dixie and Harveys on the First Coast.

'Small Business Saturday' Proposed By Florida House Member

Nov 3, 2017
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With a Senate committee scheduled to take up the issue Monday, a House Democrat has proposed creating a “Small Business Saturday” sales-tax holiday in November 2018.

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Thursday IKEA announced its schedule of grand opening events in an effort to generate buzz for the Swedish furniture chain's new Jacksonville store.

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Comcast customers should soon see fewer internet streaming bottlenecks.

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Amazon announced Wednesday it’s rolling out a new service in Jacksonville and 36 other cities on November 8 that will allow homeowners to give Amazon couriers access to their homes to drop off packages inside.

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McDonald’s is joining the ranks of restaurants that offer food delivery in Jacksonville.

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A Jacksonville drone company has secured a new contract worth more than $800,000 from a U.S. Department of Defense customer.


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The closely watched renovation and transformation of a historic Jacksonville building into the Cowford Chophouse is nearing completion.

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Jacksonville Jaguars

Jaguars owner Shad Khan has made yet another Forbes list.

Harrell & Harrell

The founder and patriarch of the Jacksonville law firm Harrell & Harrell died over the weekend.

IKEA

Remember the days of waiting in line for things like concert tickets, the iPhone or Black Friday sales?

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Southeastern Grocers, which is headquartered in Jacksonville, is converting eight more Winn-Dixie stores across Florida to its other brands.

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Southwest Airlines launched its 72-hour flash sale Tuesday.

For a limited time, the airline is marking down prices to less than $100 for round-trip tickets to a number of destinations, while one-way fares are dropping as low as $49.

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The Wells Faro Center in downtown Jacksonville reopened Wednesday after damage from Hurricane forced its 50 businesses out.

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Frontier Airlines announced Tuesday it is launching  nonstop flights to Chicago-O’Hare and Philadelphia next year, with tickets going on sale now.

Eric Green
JAXPORT

The Jacksonville Port Authority Board of Directors unanimously voted Monday to hire longtime JAXPORT executive Eric Green as Chief Executive Officer.

Tinseltown Asks For Zoning Exception To Sell Beer, Wine And Liquor

Sep 20, 2017
Modern Cities

Cinemark USA has filed for a zoning exception (E-17-76) to permit the sale and service of all alcoholic beverages, including liquor, for on premise consumption in the lobby and the theaters of the Cinemark Tinseltown and XD Theater.

Visit Florida To Ramp Up Marketing Following Irma

Sep 20, 2017
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Florida will begin a post-Hurricane Irma marketing plan to lure tourists back to the Sunshine State.

Shad Khan
Jacksonville Jaguars

Most of us on the First Coast think of the Jaguars when we think of Shad Khan. But Jacksonville’s NFL team is just a piece of his business empire, which also includes the huge Flex-N-Gate automotive parts and systems supplier and London’s Fulham Football (soccer) Club.

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Toys “R” Us has voluntarily  filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection ahead of the key holiday shopping season.

Forbes: Jacksonville Jaguars Worth More Than $2 Billion

Sep 18, 2017
Jacksonville Jaguars

Forbes has released its annual ranking of NFL teams. The Jaguars checked in at #25 in terms of financial value.

Jessica Palombo / WJCT News

One of Jacksonville’s oldest malls is getting a massive makeover. The Jaxson co-founder Ennis Davis said Roosevelt Square in Ortega is responding to changing trends.


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The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce is among the chorus of voices calling for the city’s Confederate monuments to be inventoried.

The Jaxson co-founder Ennis Davis said there’s a business case for better understanding the city’s past.


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When city planners talk about “place making,” they mean transforming a space to promote public health, happiness and well-being.

The Jaxson co-founder Ennis Davis said three place making projects in Mayor Curry’s proposed budget have the potential to drastically transform three of the city’s neighborhoods.

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The Florida Blue health insurance company is hiring 200 people for its Jacksonville customer-service department.

Amelia Island Hotels Break Tourism Record

Aug 17, 2017
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Amelia Island has broken another tourism record. According to its Tourist Development Council, more people than ever stayed in hotels there this June.


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