Springfield

New Reddi-Arts Owner Says Springfield Store Will Be What People ‘Know And Love’

Jan 15, 2020
Jacksonville Daily Record

On Jan. 10, Kelly McCormick took over as owner at Reddi-Arts after Bruce Meiselman sold her the company he’d owned for 47 years.

Reddi-Arts Sold, New Owner Moving Business To Springfield

Jan 13, 2020
Jacksonville Daily Record

After Reddi-Arts owner Bruce Meiselman announced in November he would sell both his business and the building, the art supply retailer has a new owner and will move to Springfield.

Bleu Chocolat Cafe's Facebook page

Springfield’s resurgence has been dealt a setback.

Mary Altaffer / AP

Axe throwing— throwing an axe to try to hit a target — is a fast-growing sport across the country including in Jacksonville.

exterior of store
Petra

If you walk up Main Street in Jacksonville’s Springfield neighborhood, you’ll see quite a few new businesses.  

Heather Schatz

First Coast Connect was broadcast live from Uptown Kitchen on Main Street in Springfield.

Jacksonville Daily Record

Springfield residents and experienced food professionals Allison and Kurt D’Aurizio are preparing to open the 1748 Bakehouse bakery and restaurant at 1748 N. Main St. in Historic Springfield.

Jacksonville Daily Record

Fred Cotten's Landmark BBQ opened to a full house Friday at 1417 N. Main St., almost a month after it closed at its longtime location about a mile north.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Springfield’s Main Street will soon have more trash cans, bicycle racks and maintenance stations for bikes and wheelchairs.

bridge in the park overgrown with plants
The Jaxson

Famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted said every city should have a large park for "unbending of the faculties." 

Via the Daily Record

A closed Springfield Boys & Girls Clubs center will be converted into the Citi Teen Center, possibly to open in January, to anchor the corner of Liberty and 10th streets.

artist's mockup
Modern Cities

Row homes with space for retail on the bottom floor are being proposed for Springfield, just north of downtown Jacksonville.

As Kelsi Hasden with The Jaxson tells WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo, the new homes are an example of what’s called “missing middle housing.”

Ennis Davis / Modern Cities

A set of vacant warehouses in Jacksonville’s Springfield neighborhood is being transformed into an arts school and walkable arts district.


Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT Public Broadcasting

The first anniversary of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history was Monday.

The Pulse nightclub was well-known among LGBT communities around the state, including here on the First Coast.

Gov. Rick Scott signed into law a bill that opens the door for smaller eateries in three Jacksonville neighborhoods to serve mixed drinks.

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