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Discover In-Town Jacksonville?
« on: May 03, 2007, 12:00:00 AM »
Discover In-Town Jacksonville?



Much has been discussed over the years about bus rapid transit, skyway/trolley ridership, non-user friendly stops and the city's struggle in creating an environment that helps strengthen the downtown convention market.While JTA does offer a brochure for those looking to use their services to get around downtown, as we ponder expensive solutions to several issues involving downtown, maybe it's time to get back to the basics?

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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2007, 08:12:38 AM »
It is really necessary to have a shot of a woman sprawled out wearing nothing at all? I don't care if it is only a painting. It is not work safe!!!

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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2007, 08:58:38 AM »
it's classic art.  not porn.

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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2007, 09:18:32 AM »
I'm sure they have a great tapas menu, art and do good business, judging from the ad, but going back to the topic of the article.....;)

What about if that ad was replaced with one from Fuel Coffeehouse, the Pearl, Square One or Biscotti's in an In-Town Jax publication along with an illustrative map showing how to get to those spots via the downtown trolley bus/skyway system?  
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« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2007, 12:24:39 PM »
This is something DVI should do in coordination with JTA, DVI has the funds to put out something like this. Minus all the unecessary pictures.

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Focus must be larger than downtown
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2007, 12:33:31 PM »
Yes, DVI should definately be apart of the process.  However, not alone, since DVI only covers downtown.  For something like this to succeed, other parts of the core, like Five Points and San Marco Square have to be included, as well.
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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2007, 12:37:59 PM »
Which pictures are unecessary?

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Which one?
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2007, 12:47:41 PM »
Uh..the one with the naked woman?

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« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2007, 01:20:21 PM »
That specific advertisment, was paid by the advertiser, not HART or any other public agency.  Compared to similar sized metropolitan areas we're definately on the conservative side of things, but first we need to take care of the basics, before we can start worrying about what type of artwork and graphics should be displayed in such a information guide.  That type of sentiment is the same thing that keeps our bus stops from having privately funded shelters and downtown sidewalks from having user friendly locator directories & signage.
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« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2007, 03:51:54 PM »
Great article.  I've always wondered why Jacksonville doesn't have a comprehensive "tourist's giude to Jacksonville" that can be handed out all over the city.  

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Costly Brochure Not Necessary
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2007, 05:11:58 PM »
With the high turnover in the restaurant industry - keeping such a brochure current would seem to prove difficult.  The reprinting costs alone would make it prohibitive.  DVI has a map with similar info on its Website.  It features the Skyway path, along with downtown hotels, dining and other points of interest in a printable version.  Why reinvent the wheel and spend more taxpayer dollars on something that is already available.

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Costly Brochure !?
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2007, 05:38:20 PM »
"Dear exnewsman"

DVI has it on their website!? How does that help anyone who is downtown trying to figure there way around? And those things cost nothing to make, the advertisers pay for 90% of the cost. When a restaurant closes, they stop paying for the ad, ergo the ad stops running. Someone makes a living off of getting the new advertisers in the book. I think the guide is a FANTASTIC idea.

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Exnewsman & DVI's website...
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2007, 06:26:23 PM »
Ever heard of being "user friendly"?  To effectively grasp that concept we have to get from behind our computer screens.

It was said earlier that DVI's focus is only on downtown.  What about the Beaver Street Framer's Market, Karpeles Manuscript Museum, Five Points, Murray Hill and San Marco Square?  All those places are just as much a part of the core city as downtown is and will ever be.  The whole point of such a guide is to sell the inner city as a whole by exposing what each neighborhood offers, not downtown on it's own.  With that said,  DVI's involvement is only one part of the puzzle, not the entire box.

Btw, what good is information on a website if the person seeking it is out on the street, looking for the location to a museum, restaurant or special event?
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Which One?
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2007, 10:16:31 PM »
Please don't go to an art museum or gallery you may be offended.....

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Re: Discover In-Town Jacksonville?
« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2007, 07:05:37 PM »
ell they got the right  idea