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The Salt Life lifestyle brand, which was founded in Jacksonville Beach, is expanding with stores in South Carolina and Texas.

Area Lawmakers Say Surfside Collapse Will Bring Proposals For State-Level Changes

Jul 5, 2021
Maggie Fitzroy / The Florida Times-Union

Two state lawmakers representing coastal communities of Northeast Florida say they expect the Surfside condo tower collapse will bring proposed changes in regulations but they want to see what an investigation determines caused the building to come down.

Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Trevato Development Group anticipates redeveloping the Jacksonville Beach Adventure Landing property into a 427-unit, full-service, market-rate, apartment project.

The Jacksonville Beach investment group presented plans for the project June 28 to a Jacksonville Beach City Council workshop, according to WJCT News partner the Jacksonville Daily Record.

Westside Jax Adventure Landing Location Closing; Jax Beach Location May Close Or Move

Jun 23, 2021
Adventure Landing sign
Jacksonville Daily Record

After a bankruptcy filing by its parent company in 2019, the Adventure Landing theme park on Jacksonville’s Westside will close June 27 and its Jacksonville Beach park could close by October.

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The City of Jacksonville Beach

The city of Jacksonville Beach is considering changing its name for the first time in nearly a century.

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Community First Seawalk Music Festival

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and Split Tone will be headlining this year’s 9th Annual Community First Seawalk Music Festival in Jacksonville Beach.

Officials prepare for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Waves at Jacksonville Beach
Sydney Boles / WJCT News

Officials with the Jacksonville Housing Authority gathered Friday to celebrate the opening of a new low-income housing development. 

Chris Ambrosio
Foreground photo: City of Jacksonville Beach / Background photo: Bill Bortzfield/WJCT News

The city of Jacksonville Beach announced Wednesday its city attorney has been arrested.

In this Feb. 8, 2021, file photo, Florida seniors have their temperatures taken before receiving the second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at Jackson Health System in Miami.

The Carver Center in Jacksonville Beach is opening a COVID-19 vaccination site for ten days starting on Sunday, March 14.

Adventure Landing in Jacksonville Beach.
Jacksonville Daily Record

A Jacksonville Beach investment group bought the Adventure Landing property in Jacksonville Beach on Feb. 24 for $7.87 million.

The Jacksonville Beach Pier is pictured in August of 2020.

From the new Margaritaville resort, to the Jax Beach Town Center, to the remodeling of the classic Beach Bowl, improvements are happening in Jacksonville Beach - all good signs of economic growth for retail and restaurants, despite the pandemic.

Rendering of the Beach Bowl renovation and expansion project.
Provided by Jacksonville Beach City Councilman Dan Janson

A popular Jacksonville Beach bowling alley will be reopening. 

Nati Harnik / Associated Press

Trader Joe’s, which has local supermarkets in Mandarin and Jacksonville Beach, has upped its temporary pandemic-related pay increase to $4 an hour for all frontline employees. That’s on top of employees’ regular earnings.

Ruby Beach, Campeche Bay Demolished To Make Way For Jax Beach Town Center

Feb 1, 2021
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Demolition is underway in Jacksonville Beach on two First Avenue North buildings to make way for a two-story, mixed-use building called Jax Beach Town Center.

This late November photo shows the new Jacksonville Beach Margaritaville hotel, which is opening Jan. 26.
Heather Schatz / WJCT News

Guests will be on "island time" as soon as they arrive at the Margaritaville Beach Hotel in Jacksonville Beach.

The Ugly Cupcake Muffinry
The Ugly Cupcake Muffinry / Via Facebook

A well-known Jacksonville Beach café and bakery is closing as a result of the pandemic.

Native Sun Natural Foods Market / Via Facebook

Locally-based Native Sun Natural Foods Market reopened its Jacksonville Beach location earlier this year after closing its doors last summer.

police officer riding on ATV on the sand
Heather Schatz / WJCT News

The cities of Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville Beach, and Neptune Beach will be opening the Duval County beaches, with activity restrictions, but with no time restrictions starting at 6 a.m. on Monday, May 4.

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Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

All Duval County beaches will be closed to the public beginning at 5 p.m. Friday.

Jacksonville Fire And Rescue Department

Starting Saturday, the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department will begin providing fire and emergency services to Jacksonville Beach.

Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Jacksonville-based Ash Properties, through Beach South One LLC, paid $6 million for the oceanfront Joe’s Crab Shack property in Jacksonville Beach.

Hotel, Restaurant, Retail Planned In Jax Beach At Former Bukkets Property

Aug 13, 2019
An artist's rending of 221 N. First St. in Jacksonville Beach.
Level Architecture + Interiors / Via Jacksonville Daily Record

221 Surfside Holdings LLC announced Monday it plans to redevelop a 25,000-square-foot oceanfront property at 221 N. First St. in Jacksonville Beach into a boutique hotel, restaurant, retail and office space.

Jacksonville Beach Pier Expected To Be Closed Up To 2 Years To Repair Hurricane Damage

Aug 5, 2019
Jacksonville Daily Record

Anglers and tourists who frequent the Jacksonville Beach Pier will have to wait longer than anticipated before they have full access.

Land Sold To Build Jax Beach SpringHill Suites Next To Pier

Aug 5, 2019
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

The proposed SpringHill Suites by Marriott hotel is a step closer to development along the Jacksonville Beach oceanfront.

Beach Buggies Fire In Jacksonville Beach Caused By Charger

Aug 2, 2019

A large fire was sparked by a golf cart charger Thursday night at Beach Buggy in Jacksonville Beach.

Solar Energy Organizations Group Picture
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

City officials, environmental activists and solar power advocates met in Neptune Beach’s solar-powered City Hall Thursday morning to launch an affordable solar power co-op program.

Flooding on Ken Knight Drive during Hurricane Irma in 2017.
Cherisse Lamb

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has announced it will be giving out almost $1.6 million in grant funding to help 24 coastal communities around the state prepare for sea level rise, including Jacksonville.

Angie’s Subs Owner Plans Distillery, Barbecue Joint To Join 40-Year-Old Restaurant

Jun 7, 2019
Jacksonville Daily Record

Edward Malin, owner of Angie’s Subs, plans to redevelop his property at 1436 Beach Blvd. which, if approved, could include a bourbon distillery and barbecue restaurant.

He is scheduled to present the plans Monday to the Jacksonville Beach Planning Commission.

Jacksonville Beach City Council Votes To Merge Its Fire Department

May 21, 2019

Jacksonville Beach city leaders met Monday night and voted in favor of a plan to merge the city’s fire department with the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department.


The redevelopment of Pablo Plaza is well underway, and according to a map of the reconfigured shopping center from Regency Centers, a new Whole Foods Market will be the centerpiece.