Hemming has a new name and now Jaxsons Night Market will be its first flagship event.
Jaxsons Night Market is pleased to announce Community First Credit Union as presenting sponsor, enabling the monthly market to permanently relocate to Hemming Park starting Thursday, October 16, 2014.
Held from 5:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month, Jaxsons Night Market is an open-air market in the heart of downtown that features local farmers, artisan and craft makers, street food vendors, fashion retailers and a craft beer garden by Intuition Ale Works. For Jaxsons, by Jaxsons, the market celebrates an array of
locally owned businesses that help make Jacksonville unique.
“Supporting small and emerging businesses in North Florida is an important focus of our community efforts,” said John Hirabayashi, CEO and president. “Jaxsons Night Market is providing a wonderful outlet for creativity, collaboration and entrepreneurship – all core values at Community First.”
Starting on the heels of One Spark, Jaxsons Night Market has attracted thousands of people to downtown and supported dozens of locally owned small businesses. Recognizing the need to assist the efforts to lure businesses to open in the urban core, Community First Credit Union has become a major financial supporter of Jaxsons Night Market.
“Community First’s critical support allows us to help spark both downtown development and small business growth,” said Jaxsons Night Market Executive Director Mike Field. “We need a consortium of community partners like Community First Credit Union to collaborate and help propel Jacksonville to become the vibrant center of culture within our region.”
"We are pleased to announce that after a long dormancy, the Trio and the Barnett are set to regain their prominence in the epicenter of Jacksonville’s urban core.,” said Lisa Goodrich, Director of Community Engagement, SouthEast Group. “The historic preservation of these majestic properties will bring vitality and 24-hour life to our city with the addition of a Marriott hotel, restaurants, residences and an urban grocery store. SouthEast Group was so fortunate to have hosted Jaxsons Night Market for these many months, and as we prepare to utilize the lot for construction staging we are supportive of the efforts of the Friends of Hemming Park to program Hemming as a
world-class public space. Hosting the market is a step toward achieving their goal.”
"Jaxsons Night Market is one of the most exciting downtown events to emerge in the past year,” said Wayne Wood, President of Friends of Hemming Park. “We are so pleased to bring this energy and enthusiastic crowd to Hemming Park -- it is destined to become one of the park's flagship events."
For more information about Jaxsons Night Market, visit Facebook.com/JaxsonsNightMarket or Twitter @JaxsonsMkt.
About Community First Credit Union of Florida:
Community First Credit Union of Florida is a state-chartered credit union based in Jacksonville serving anyone who lives or works on the First Coast. Community First is one of the 10 largest credit unions in the state, serving more than 108,000 members and with assets of $1.3 billion. Community First has 17 locations and 300 employees. A
not-for-profit, Community First is a full-service financial institution offering banking, loans, mortgages and investments for consumers and businesses throughout the First Coast.
About Jaxsons Night Market:
Jaxsons Night Market occurs the third Thursday of every month from 5:30pm to 9:00pm at Hemming Park in downtown Jacksonville. Visitors can shop at the Market for fresh, sustainably grown produce, artisan foods, clothing and fashion accessories. The market is made possible with support from Community First Credit Union of Florida, Intuition Ale Works, Black Hog Farms, FreshJax and Grassroots Natural Market.