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Jaxsons Night Market Moving To Hemming Park
« on: October 02, 2014, 03:00:02 AM »
Jaxsons Night Market Moving To Hemming Park



Hemming has a new name and now Jaxsons Night Market will be its first flagship event.

Read More: http://www.metrojacksonville.com/article/2014-oct-jaxsons-night-market-moving-to-hemming-park

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Re: Jaxsons Night Market Moving To Hemming Park
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2014, 05:49:14 AM »
Very Positive. Good stuff.

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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2014, 06:52:58 AM »
Nice!!

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Re: Jaxsons Night Market Moving To Hemming Park
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2014, 07:18:41 AM »
I find this the most exciting part of the story:
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"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.”

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Re: Jaxsons Night Market Moving To Hemming Park
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2014, 09:45:08 AM »
Good. This makes sense and the event deserves a sponsor

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Re: Jaxsons Night Market Moving To Hemming Park
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2014, 09:53:51 AM »
So cool to see this take off. The new location will be awesome.
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Re: Jaxsons Night Market Moving To Hemming Park
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2014, 10:03:00 AM »
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First day of a new era for Hemming Plaza

By Max Marbut, Staff Writer

Since it was sold to the people of the city for $10 in 1866 by the descendents of Jacksonville founder Isaiah Hart, the one-square-block patch of real estate known as “Hemming Park” has been an ever-changing part of Downtown’s landscape.
The latest evolution began Tuesday when the Friends of Hemming Park, the nonprofit organization contracted by the city to manage the space, opened its office inside the Main Library and began setting up shop.

Funded with $1 million from the city for an 18-month agreement, the Friends of Hemming Park plan to make the area cleaner and safer. Programming is under development that will bring more people to the park.

The concept is to develop events based on “placemaking principles,” said Vince Cavin, executive director of the Friends and former events and operations director for One Spark.

Full article: http://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/showstory.php?Story_id=543989
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Re: Jaxsons Night Market Moving To Hemming Park
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2014, 10:11:44 AM »
What is the vision of JNM?  Will it always be a monthly thing or would it ever be sustainable to move to weekly or bi-weekly? 

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Re: Jaxsons Night Market Moving To Hemming Park
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2014, 12:37:29 PM »
Congratulations to Field and everyone else for such a successful event. Great news although I already loved it at the most recent location. keep it going!

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Re: Jaxsons Night Market Moving To Hemming Park
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2014, 01:15:59 PM »
New name for Hemming?

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Re: Jaxsons Night Market Moving To Hemming Park
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2014, 03:17:25 PM »
It's no longer Hemming Plaza. It's Hemming Park now.
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Re: Jaxsons Night Market Moving To Hemming Park
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2014, 05:00:51 PM »
For some of us it was always Hemming Park. ;)
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Re: Jaxsons Night Market Moving To Hemming Park
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2014, 05:37:20 PM »
What is the vision of JNM?  Will it always be a monthly thing or would it ever be sustainable to move to weekly or bi-weekly?

Jaxsons Night Market serves two purposes
1) to produce a signature monthly event downtown. Downtown merchants have longed campaigned for a 2nd Art Walk (many businesses are able to pay rent from the business generated on a good Art Walk night). This is hoping to serve as that second signature event, albeit with a different theme (we are more food focused, versus art focused)
2) to act as a business incubation tool. The market curates the kinds of locally owned businesses that are absent from the downtown retail mix. We provide an opportunity for existing businesses, that have the capacity and motivation to expand, to 'dip their toes in the water' in downtown. We have worked with existing building owners to get market vendors to start filling in empty storefronts downtown (more on that later).

Without the partnership with Community First Credit Union.. the market could not have made this move. The new partnership also allows the market to focus on business incubation opportunities.

This is a good thing. Hopefully, the results will be very evident shortly.

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Re: Jaxsons Night Market Moving To Hemming Park
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2014, 09:21:44 PM »
Thanks, Field and congrats to you guys...

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Re: Jaxsons Night Market Moving To Hemming Park
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2014, 02:08:15 PM »
The market takes place in Hemming Park this Thursday. Hope to see new and old faces!