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    The Blind Rabbit Closes Their Riverside Location

    A popular restaurant on King Street in Riverside locked its doors Sunday without any advanced notice or explanation. The Blind Rabbit, located at 901 King Street posted a sign on the front door Monday stating that the business had closed and telling customers to visit the restaurant's Jacksonville Beach location.

    On Sunday afternoon, the Blind Rabbit posted on its Facebook page, "After 5 years we are saying good bye to Riverside today after brunch! Thank you for all the support over the years you will be missed. Come visit our Jax beach location! “

    Back in July of 2015, an employee of the restaurant, 20-year-old Daniel Rowe, was shot and killed while taking out the garbage. Police described this as a robbery attempt and Erron Coleman has been charged with Rowe's murder, along with armed robbery, burglary and weapons charges.

    No one knows if that incident had anything to do with the sudden closure of the whiskey and burger bar that had been known for its crowds. Their website still has both locations listed as open.

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    The Homestead Restaurant Is Returning To Jacksonville Beach This Summer

    Former Homestead chef Bo Johns has announced his plans to open the previously closed Homestead Restaurant at a new location this summer in Jacksonville Beach. The Homestead officially closed at the end of December 2010 and their previous location at 1712 Beach Blvd. is now the Taco Lu Mexican restaurant.

    Mr. Johns said that the new restaurant will be located at 904 Sixth Ave. S where Parson’s Seafood Restaurant, an area staple for more than 50 years, had closed last year.

    Johns said the restaurant menu will be identical to when former owner Steve Macri operated the restaurant. “It will be the exact same menu,” he said, citing fried chicken, grouper fingers and blackened steak fingers as a few of the featured items.

    The restaurant will boast at least 150 seats, Johns said, including an outdoor patio. He hopes to have the restaurant opened by the end of June.

    The old Homestead Restaurant had a long history with the residents of Jacksonville. The original owner, Alpha Paynter was a prominent businesswoman who for decades, owned the Homestead and the Copper Kettle Inn. After Alpha moved to Jacksonville Beach, she constructed the log cabin that would become the Homestead in 1934. Originally a boardi...   [Read More]

    First Coast Car Show At The Anheuser-Busch Brewery

    First Coast Car Show At The Anheuser-Busch Brewery

    Join us rain or shine for the First Coast Council Car Show at the Jacksonville Brewery on Saturday, May 20th. Entrance to the event is free for all ages. They will have food trucks, beer, non-alcoholic beverages. self-guided tours and so much more! The event is from 10am to 2pm.

    The Brewery is located at: 111 Busch Dr, Jacksonville, Florida 32218


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    Jacksonville Farmers Market Improvement Project Almost Completed

    The Jacksonville Farmers Market improvement project has started and is expected to be finished in late June. Wider sidewalks and safety bollards are already in and canopies are now going up on the wholesale line area.

    Established in 1938, the market offers Northeast Florida’s largest selection of fresh and healthy foods and is the oldest continuously operated public market in Florida.The Jacksonville Farmers Market is one of the few real working authentic farmers markets in the southeast.

    All vendors remain open for business with no effect on shoppers. Areas undergoing improvements are isolated. Some vendors may be temporarily relocated within the market during the next few weeks to insure full separation from construction.The new awnings will allow for shopping in any weather at the Farmers Market, and they will also provide shade for our vendors.

    Upwards of 25,000 people a week from the North Florida area, enjoy savings on local, organic and specialty produce and various products including artisan breads and baked goods, stir-fry, seafood, honey, boiled peanuts, garden plants and much more.

    You may notice that vendors will have to move to different areas of the market throughout construction, but fortuna...   [Read More]

    Keeping Up With The Action Of THE PLAYERS Championship This Week

    When the best golfers in the world tee it up in Ponte Vedra Beach this week for THE PLAYERS Championship, coverage will be at an all-time high thanks to live telecasts, digital platforms and radio broadcasts that give fans myriad options to catch all the action THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass has to offer. In addition, the tournament will be broadcast in Virtual Reality for the first time and will help make THE PLAYERS the center of the sporting world from May 9-14.     Domestic Television NBC and Golf Channel will provide a total of 22 hours of live tournament coverage throughout the week. Golf Channel will air six hours of live golf on Thursday and Friday (1-7 p.m. ET), and NBC will present five hours of coverage on Saturday and Sunday (2-7 p.m. ET). Each day will include limited commercial interruptions, thanks to the generous support of THE PLAYERS’ Proud Partners Morgan Stanley, PwC and Optum.  In addition to the live coverage, Golf Channel will air primetime replays of competition on Thursday and Friday from 9 p.m.–12 a.m. ET and on Monday from 1-6 p.m.   Golf Channel also has an extensive amount of ancillary programming emanating from onsite at THE PLAYERS, nearly 50 hours of “Live From THE PLAYERS&rd...   [Read More]

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    Mumford & Sons St. Augustine GOTR Schedule

    St Augustine Fl - Mumford & Sons just announced the concert schedule for the St. Augustine Gentlemen of the Road stopover on Sept. 13-14 at Francis Field. Here it is:FRIDAY, SEPT. 134 p.m. Gates open6 p.m. Willy Mason6:50 p.m. Thao & The Get Down Stay Down7:55 p.m. The Walkmen9:15 Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic ZerosSATURDAY, SEPT. 1412 p.m. Gates open1:45 p.m. Bear's Den2:35 p.m. Those Darlins3:25 p.m. Half Moon Run4:20 p.m. Justin Townes Earle5:25 p.m. The Vaccines6:40 p.m. Fun.8 p.m. Mumford & Sons 9:55 p.m. Yacht Club DJs...   [Read More]

    Dick Fowler - Golf Perps Caught On Tape

    Rickie Fowler, Dick Fiowler PI and Louis Chavez have hooked up with Farmers Insurance on a new humorous branding act... Heres the first 2 VideosIn the first episode of Dick Fowler, P.I., golf-course enforcer Dick Fowler drops the hammer on a man breaking one of the most important rules of the course. In episode 2 of Dick Fowler, P.I., Rickie Fowler returns as mustachioed lawman Dick Fowler, P.I. This time, the stakes are even higher when a rogue golfer's refusal to replace divots puts him on a collision course with the 9-Iron of justice.Next video is set to drop on September 12th!!...   [Read More]

    Steve Miller Band with guests Los Lonely Boys April 2nd at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre!

    Steve Miller was a mainstay of the San Francisco music scene that upended American culture in the late ‘60s. with albums like Children of the Future, Sailor and Brave New World, Miller perfected a psychedelic blues sound that drew on the deepest sources of American roots music and simultaneously articulated a compelling vision of what music - and society - could be in the years to come. Then, in the ‘70s, Miller crafted a brand of rock ‘n’ roll music that was polished, exciting and irresistible, and that has dominated radio through today. Hit followed hit in what seemed like an endless flow: “The Joker,” “Livin’ in the USA,” “Take the Money and Run,” “Rock’n Me,” “Fly Like an Eagle,” “Jet Airliner,” “Jungle Love,” and “Abracadabra” among them. To this day, these songs are instantly recognizable when they come on the radio – and impossible not to sing along with. Running through Miller’s catalogue is a combination of virtuosity and songcraft along with melodic vocals and signature guitar riffs. His parents were jazz aficionados – Les Paul was his godfather – so as a budding guitarist and singer, Mill...   [Read More]

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