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Thursday on First Coast Connect  Melissa read an editorial from Thursday’s Florida Times-Union, which was one of many published by over 300 newspapers across the country promoting the freedom of the press and the need to end the war between President Donald Trump and the media. We asked the audience to respond (01:15).  

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Thursday on First Coast Connect in the wake of the mass school shooting in Parkland we spoke with WLRN Miami Reporter Caitie Siwalski who was on the scene and Chad McIntyre, manager of TraumaOne Flight Services at UF Health Jacksonville Medical Center (01:03).       

We heard an update on the Medical Marijuana dispensary business in Jacksonville with Daniel Locke from Compassionate Alternative Care (30:14).

Jacksonville Business Journal Editor Timothy Gibbons told us about a story this week looking at the rise of craft breweries in Jacksonville (38:03).   

On the heels of a $2 million Bansky work of art on display at the downtown Main Library we spoke the Executive Producer of the film Saving Bansky (46:00).  


Maple Street Biscuit Co.

Maple Street Biscuit Co. co-owner Scott Moore is having a busy week. 


FDOT Awarding $44.4 Million For Expansion Of Bike, Pedestrian Trails

Oct 12, 2016
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The Florida Department of Transportation is awarding $44.4 million for the expansion of bicycle and pedestrian trails, including three projects in St. Johns, one in Putnam and one in Flagler county.


Popular Popsicle Shop To Open In San Marco

Aug 5, 2016
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Fans of made-from-scratch popsicles in flavors like strawberry basil and champagne mango will soon be able to get their fix in San Marco.

Florida Creamery

We begin the hour with a discussion about the controversy surrounding Angela Wilcox, owner of the Florida Creamery ice cream shop in Avondale.

In a recent Facebook exchange with another local business owner, Wilcox vented about everything from liberals, to ISIS, to people who don’t sign paychecks.

The posts have since been taken down, but not before they went viral, and were viewed more than 30,000 times.

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Jacksonville’s newest brewery is gearing up for its debut later this month.

Wicked Barley is finishing up work on its taproom and production facility this week ahead of its grand opening.


John Burr

The year-old Edible Northeast Florida magazine is launching a series of events called Sunday Suppers.

In this week’s “Business Brief,” analyst John Burr tells WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo, the suppers are part of a growing trend among print media companies to try to engage readers beyond the page or computer screen.


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A local ship repair company has gotten a Navy contract, a major win for the company.

 


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Plans for a new shopping center in Jacksonville Beach are moving forward after the city signed off on them.

 


Firehouse Subs

A Jacksonville-based restaurant company is changing its advertising as it looks to expand internationally.

Firehouse Subs have longed featured the founding Sorensen brothers in their ads. Now, though, those ads are changing as the chain tweaks its brand.

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A long-time Jacksonville company has lost a multimillion-dollar lawsuit.

Swisher International is being told to pay 44 million dollars in damages after it lost an anti-trust lawsuit.


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Thomas Hawk via Flickr

Job seekers and business owners should both be breathing sighs of relief these days, with the economy in the best shape in five years. That’s according to  Jacksonville Business Journal Editor John Burr. 

In this week’s Business Brief, Burr shares the rosy outlook with WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo.

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Some Downtown Jacksonville residents remain without power after part of Liberty Street collapsed into the St. Johns River last weekend. Jacksonville Business Journal Editor John Burr says the road collapse is part of a larger problem.

“Despite all the cheerleading for redeveloping downtown, the city itself has not put the resources into doing much, certainly not as much as anywhere close to what is needed to really a spark a renaissance," he says. 

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CBRE Group

An apartment complex on the Intracoastal Waterway sold for nearly $60 million dollars yesterday, making a huge profit for the owners who bought it just a year earlier. Jacksonville Business Journal Editor John Bur says the Seagrass Apartments sale is an example of the apartment boom happening in Northeast Florida.

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