GuideWell Says It will Add 750 Jobs At Florida Blue Complex On Riverside

Oct 16, 2019
Jacksonville Daily Record

GuideWell Inc., the parent company of Florida Blue, announced Wednesday it will add 750 new jobs at its Riverside Avenue office Downtown.

First Baptist Church Jacksonville

First Baptist Church Jacksonville made headlines last month when the church put about 90% of its downtown properties on the market.


In 1979, My Sharona was a new hit song by The Knack,  the cast of the original Star Trek starred in their first movie and Jimmy Carter was president.

That same year, Decorative Fabrics opened in Jacksonville as a specialty fabrics retail store. It would grow into Agnes Agatha, a full-line furniture showroom offering high-end upholstery, rugs, lighting, home décor and interior design services.

But 2019 marks the end of the road for the area’s Norwalk Furniture dealer as its owners retire. 

Developer Plans Handling Track For Fast Cars On Jacksonville's Northside

Oct 11, 2019
Jacksonville Daily Record

A 16-acre site in North Jacksonville could become the region's first automotive handling course by next year. 

Ben & Jerry's Location Will Open At Nocatee Town Center

Oct 7, 2019
Ben & Jerry's
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Skinner Bros. Realty, along with The PARC Group, has announced that Ben & Jerry’s ice cream will open in the expansion of Nocatee Town Center.

As rents have been rising steadily across Jacksonville, a study released this month found five neighborhoods have seen the biggest increases in one-bedroom rents. 

Leggett & Platt Jacksonville Plant To Close; 101 Jobs Will Be Eliminated

Sep 30, 2019
Leggett & Platt / Wikimedia Commons

Leggett & Platt Inc. sent a letter to state officials last week saying it will close its wire mill plant at 925 Lane Ave. N. by the end of the year, putting 101 people out of work.

Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Gov. Ron DeSantis appears to have found his convenience store.

VyStar Will Build Downtown Parking Garage Near Laura Street Trio

Sep 19, 2019
Jacksonville Daily Record

The Downtown Investment Authority voted Wednesday to partially terminate a lease agreement between Barnett Tower LLC and the city to construct a parking garage at the southwest corner of Main and Forsyth streets.

Via Jacksonville Daily Record

A proposal to create an 18 unit micro-apartment complex in Jacksonville’s Cathedral District goes before the Downtown Development Review Board for final approval Thursday afternoon.


Even before many people are thinking about Halloween, UPS is preparing for the holiday shopping season to come after that.

Business Brief: Former Downtown Courthouse, City Hall Sites Branded 'The Ford On Bay'

Sep 13, 2019
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Proposed terms for developing the former Duval County Courthouse and City Hall properties released Thursday by the Downtown Investment Authority give detailed requirements on the amount of retail space expected at the site.

Jacksonville Daily Record

Hillwood, which is developing AllianceFlorida at Cecil Commerce Center, is one of five groups making plans for Jacksonville distribution centers of more than 1 million square feet.

Publix Asks Customers To Avoid Openly Carrying Guns

Sep 11, 2019
Stilfehler / Wikimedia Commons

Lakeland-based Publix, which has a large presence on the First Coast, is the latest major business to request that its customers not openly carry guns.

Council Approves $29.9 Million Incentives Package For Project Sharp

Sep 11, 2019
Via Jacksonville Daily Record / Downtown Investment Authority

The Jacksonville City Council approved a $29.9 million city and state-backed incentives package Tuesday for code-named Project Sharp.