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Solomon Ventures: Where Shopping Is An Adventure
« on: April 29, 2014, 03:00:01 AM »
Solomon Ventures: Where Shopping Is An Adventure



Metro Jacksonville's Allison Wallace explores a local Jacksonville landmark: Solomon Ventures.

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Re: Solomon Ventures: Where Shopping Is An Adventure
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2014, 07:36:54 AM »
Growing up, my grandmother always went to Solomon's!
However, I've never been. This is a good reminder to go check it out. Thanks!

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Re: Solomon Ventures: Where Shopping Is An Adventure
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2014, 09:28:01 AM »
Awesome! I love places like this.  :D  Thanks for posting!
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Re: Solomon Ventures: Where Shopping Is An Adventure
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2014, 10:34:02 AM »
My grandmother lived in Art Museum apartments back when the toll booth was still open. We'd walk over there and get treats and neat stuff all of the time. I still go about once every other month, you never know what you'll find there. From random office supplies, to interesting food items, to huge surplus military ammo boxes. Last time I was there I bagged a set of egyptian cotton 2000 thread count sheets for 15 bucks!

It's really just the neatest place in town. The staff is always friendly and the stuff that comes through is just plain fun.
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Re: Solomon Ventures: Where Shopping Is An Adventure
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2014, 11:24:39 AM »
there goes my secret weapon!

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Re: Solomon Ventures: Where Shopping Is An Adventure
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2014, 11:25:22 AM »
you really never know what you are going to find there

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Re: Solomon Ventures: Where Shopping Is An Adventure
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2014, 11:37:08 AM »
Hmm. Interesting I believe after work I will be swinging by there to check this place out.
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Re: Solomon Ventures: Where Shopping Is An Adventure
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2014, 12:51:08 PM »
This store was the inspiration for this 48 Hour Film Festival stop motion travesty:

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Re: Solomon Ventures: Where Shopping Is An Adventure
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2014, 02:25:30 PM »
I have been buying old records for a buck apiece there for the past few months. Where else are you gonna find Conway Twitty mixed in with radio promo copies of Lil Jon and the East Side Boyz?

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Re: Solomon Ventures: Where Shopping Is An Adventure
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2014, 03:04:01 PM »
I've always had a great experience there. However, I think they would benefit from focusing on groceries and appliances, not crappy yard sale stuff.

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Re: Solomon Ventures: Where Shopping Is An Adventure
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2014, 03:22:24 PM »
I think that some of the shipments they get in are great. Some of that stuff is useful to someone, and it's the cheapest place to get it. A lot of it is useless to me, but I did find snazzy sparkly letter stickers. If it were just food and appliances, it may as well be just another Sav-a-lot. The random junk adds character to the place.
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Re: Solomon Ventures: Where Shopping Is An Adventure
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2014, 03:26:53 PM »
Solomon is a smaller... "upscale" version of Sheps on the Westside.  8)

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Re: Solomon Ventures: Where Shopping Is An Adventure
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2014, 03:33:00 PM »
Didn't they use to have one out on Beach too close to St Johns Bluff??

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Re: Solomon Ventures: Where Shopping Is An Adventure
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2014, 04:49:01 PM »
I think I saw them selling used golf carts yesterday.  didn't stop to check it out though.

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Re: Solomon Ventures: Where Shopping Is An Adventure
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2014, 06:13:39 PM »
They use to have a big warehouse on Beach Blvd near San Pablo Rd. up until a few years ago.