The Jacksonville Landing

Business Brief: Want To Own A Piece Of The Jacksonville Landing? Here’s How

Sep 6, 2019
bar top rolling out the door on a cart
Eco Relics/The Jacksonville Daily Record

When Eco Relics founders and owners Annie and Michael Murphy heard the city would demolish The Jacksonville Landing, Annie immediately picked up the phone.

“I made a lot of phone calls. It turns out the demolition company heard about us from one of our customers. They said we are 'a cool company,'” she said.

Looking south at Laura Street toward The Jacksonville Landing
Jessica Palombo / WJCT News

If you watched the NFL Draft, you may have noticed the bustling street in Nashville behind the sports anchors.

As The Jaxson’s Bill Delaney says, the story of Nashville’s lower Broadway parallels that of downtown Jacksonville’s Laura Street.

But as he tells News Director Jessica Palombo, Laura Street’s momentum could be in jeopardy, depending on the city’s plan to replace The Jacksonville Landing.

Jessica Palombo / WJCT News

The Jacksonville Landing is set to be at least partly demolished under a settlement the City Council approved last week.

As the city considers what’s next for the waterfront property, The Jaxson’s Mike Field wants us to think about this: Except for one parking garage, there hasn’t been any new, private construction on downtown Jacksonville’s Northbank in close to two decades. 

Our Friday Media Roundtable featured Jacksonville Daily Record reporter David Cawton and WJCT’s Brendan Rivers and Kevin Meerschaert. The panel discussed the latest polling in the races for governor and the U.S.

Via The Jackson

The proposed Hyatt Place hotel across from the Jacksonville Landing serves as an example of how community awareness and advocacy can reshape decisions at the planning level that then incrementally lead to a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly outcome.

Of the 12 people who were shot at the Jacksonville Landing on Sunday, ten survived and were treated at Memorial Hospital and UF Health Jacksonville.

Lindsey Killbride / WJCT

Monday on First Coast Connect we discussed the shooting Sunday at The Jacksonville Landing that left three dead, including the gunman, and 11 wounded. Sunday’s violence came on top of a shooting Friday at Raines High School that left on dead and one wounded.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Two people were killed and at least nine others shot during a video game tournament at the Jacksonville Landing Sunday afternoon before the gunman killed himself, police say.

Our weekly Friday Media Roundtable on First Coast Connect with guest host Ryan Benk featured Florida Times-Union columnist Mark Woods, Jacksonville Daily Record reporter David Cawton and Folio Weekly editor Claire Goforth.

Topics discussed included:

Friday our First Coast Connect Media Roundtable featured Dan Scanlan from the Florida Times-Union, WJCT contributor Fred Matthews, Jacksonville Business Journal editor Timothy Gibbons and Florida Politics reporter A.G. Gancarski.

Issues discussed included,

The Jacksonville Landing

Wednesday on First Coast Connect we heard the latest about the battle over The Jacksonville Landing with Florida Times-Union reporter David Bauerlein and Daily Record reporter David Cawton (01:09).

Battle Over The Jacksonville Landing Escalates

May 30, 2018
The Daily Record

After a weekend of accusations and legal filings between the city of Jacksonville and the owners of the Jacksonville Landing, much still is unknown about the future of the Downtown riverfront mall. 

City Says It Is Terminating Jacksonville Landing Lease Agreement

May 25, 2018
The Daily Record

The Office of General Counsel has informed the operators of the Jacksonville Landing that the city is terminating the lease agreement tied to the riverfront mall.

News 4 Jax

Friday on First Coast Connect our weekly Media Roundtable featured Florida Politics reporter A.G. Gancarski and WJCT’s Ryan Benk (01:10).

We heard about the upcoming Tour de Farm event with Slow Food First Coast Chapter Leader Kurt D’Aurizio and Farm Tour Coordinator Kyle McBride (38:52).

St. Augustine-based folk/rock band Wingfield performed live in-studio (46:00). 


Fifth World Art / Flickr

Sleiman Enterprises, which operates the languishing Jacksonville Landing, a riverfront mall on the Northbank of the St. Johns River, is suing the city, “claiming multiple contractual breaches by the city that make it impossible” for the Landing to operate at its full potential.

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