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Title: Park and King After 5 Street Festival
Post by: Metro Jacksonville on September 19, 2011, 03:25:29 AM
Park and King After 5 Street Festival

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Metro Jacksonville is pleased to announce a street festival celebrating the King Street District in Jacksonville's Riverside neighborhood. Park and King After 5 is a collaborative effort between Metro Jacksonville and the Park and King Area Association.  On Friday, September 30th from 5pm to 9pm, select merchants will be opening their doors late to showcase this revitalized commercial corridor.

Full Article
http://www.metrojacksonville.com/article/2011-sep-park-and-king-after-5-street-festival
Title: Re: Park and King After 5 Street Festival
Post by: fieldafm on September 19, 2011, 04:11:56 AM
See you all there!
Title: Re: Park and King After 5 Street Festival
Post by: finehoe on September 19, 2011, 09:30:37 AM
With no dedicated parking, will anyone go?   ;)
Title: Re: Park and King After 5 Street Festival
Post by: RiversideLoki on September 19, 2011, 09:39:36 AM
"Universe of Superheroes" btw...
Title: Re: Park and King After 5 Street Festival
Post by: ChriswUfGator on September 19, 2011, 09:46:13 AM
With no dedicated parking, will anyone go?   ;)

Of course, since King Street isn't a commercial mall space that depends on attracting that Cheesecake Factory and Fuddruckers.

I think especially in this economy King Street shows why the overly-restrictive non-organic / artificial mall space concept will die eventually, there are too many hurdles vs. organically grown business and entertainment areas. But as long as we've decided we're going to make a go of the Landing, it really does need its dedicated parking. It's a bird of a different feather.
Title: Re: Park and King After 5 Street Festival
Post by: RiversideLoki on September 19, 2011, 09:48:35 AM
Most of the area residents will probably be walking/biking up there. So parking shouldn't be a huge issue. The only reason I've gotta bring my car is because I have to lug my armor bin with me (someone ordered Star Wars characters. ;) )
Title: Re: Park and King After 5 Street Festival
Post by: MusicMan on September 19, 2011, 10:22:52 AM
Well 2000 people live within a half mile radius of Park and King so that is a good start.

Will Pele's Fire bring their rolling Wood Fired Pizza Oven and set up? After all they are soon to be the marquis
player at that intersection.
Title: Re: Park and King After 5 Street Festival
Post by: fieldafm on September 19, 2011, 10:38:58 AM
With no dedicated parking, will anyone go?   ;)

Please don't muck up this thread with your thoughts on the Landing and commercial real estate site selection.

Please also refer to the article that First Guaranty Bank is granting access to their parking lot for the event.

Thank you.

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Will Pele's Fire bring their rolling Wood Fired Pizza Oven and set up? After all they are soon to be the marquis
player at that intersection.

If they can find a spot that complies with the restrictive transient vendor regulations, they are most certainly welcome.  I think they are supposed to be at Green Room Brewing on the night of the 30th however.
Title: Re: Park and King After 5 Street Festival
Post by: manasia on September 19, 2011, 10:58:21 AM
With no dedicated parking, will anyone go?   ;)

I am gonna try and get their a little early, or see if I can get trolley or bus service to the event, if I am going to be concerned with parking.
Title: Re: Park and King After 5 Street Festival
Post by: finehoe on September 19, 2011, 10:59:49 AM
Of course, since King Street isn't a commercial mall space that depends on attracting that Cheesecake Factory and Fuddruckers.

Please don't muck up this thread with your thoughts on the Landing and commercial real estate site selection.

Oh, for heaven's sake people.  Lighten up.  It was a joke.  Hence the emoticon.

MJ posters sure are testy today (see 3 Layers thread).
Title: Re: Park and King After 5 Street Festival
Post by: Tacachale on September 19, 2011, 11:52:13 AM
This will be awesome. Have fun, y'all.
Title: Re: Park and King After 5 Street Festival
Post by: Captain Zissou on September 19, 2011, 12:29:31 PM
This event is going to be great.  Just like the pub crawls, but with the freedom to crawl at your own speed and stay longer at your favorite bars.

The poster who claimed no free parking was flat out lying in order to make a cheap joke (that nobody got).  As it says in the flyer, there is FREE parking at First Guaranty bank.  The bank is right in the middle of the action so you won't have to walk more than 2 blocks to get to a bar from your car.  For the breweries on the north end, we've got some pedicabs to help out with the trip.

This is truly a ground breaking event for Park and King
Title: Re: Park and King After 5 Street Festival
Post by: finehoe on September 19, 2011, 12:32:32 PM
The poster who claimed no free parking was flat out lying

That comment must have been deleted.  I don't see a post about free parking.
Title: Re: Park and King After 5 Street Festival
Post by: Captain Zissou on September 19, 2011, 12:42:48 PM
The poster who claimed no free parking was flat out lying

That comment must have been deleted.  I don't see a post about free parking.

Excuse me, 'dedicated parking'.  I misspoke.  Regardless, the comment did nothing for this thread.

There will be FREE, DEDICATED, CONVENIENT parking at First Guaranty Bank on King Street for the event.
Title: Re: Park and King After 5 Street Festival
Post by: finehoe on September 19, 2011, 12:47:50 PM
You should work on your reading comprehension skills before you go calling people liars.
Title: Re: Park and King After 5 Street Festival
Post by: jaxlore on September 19, 2011, 01:44:14 PM
looking forward to this, should be fun.
Title: Re: Park and King After 5 Street Festival
Post by: Noone on September 19, 2011, 06:20:04 PM
I'm in. Can't wait. 11 days out. Low tide is in the am. This Dist.14 event will be awesome. Councilman Jim Love and I paddled Hogans Creek. Who wants to paddle McCoys creek, Hogans, or under the Hyatt. See the promised 680' Downtown Public Pier. Fishweir Creek is silted in. Weather permitting. Field, your Making it Happen. 
Title: Re: Park and King After 5 Street Festival
Post by: summac on September 19, 2011, 06:27:08 PM
CONSIDERING THAT ALL RESIDENTIAL STREETS IN RIVERSIDE ALLOW PUBLIC PARKING!!!! THERE SHOULD NOT BE ANY PARKING ISSUES!!!!
Title: Re: Park and King After 5 Street Festival
Post by: north miami on September 19, 2011, 07:13:21 PM

Critical Mass!
It is wonderful to see the transformation of Park & King.So cool,satisfying to know my City Council person is so connected tp P&K.
With so much Wonderful throughout Avondale and Five Points the draw to Park & King did not tug with compelling force however I have patronized Carmines twice inside seven days.Last Saturday after Hogans Creek Coastal Cleanup I was back for round two,this time by myself.Sat at the bar,wonderful plate,superb service,attentive owner,who had been up all night with artists creating murals,happy staff,great crowd....and the Beer on the wall.
Reminds me of New York City gems.
Eclectic- among the bumper stickers one that really hit home:Jesus Loves You.....Everyone Else Thinks You're An A.. Hole. Gulp.....

looking forward to this P&K event.
Title: Re: Park and King After 5 Street Festival
Post by: MusicMan on September 19, 2011, 08:07:09 PM
RE Pele's Fire: I thought he would just set up right in front of his soon to be location. I assume that would not be allowed?
Title: Re: Park and King After 5 Street Festival
Post by: PeeJayEss on September 20, 2011, 08:55:50 AM
Facebook Event:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=250873024955527
Title: Re: Park and King After 5 Street Festival
Post by: Jaxson on September 20, 2011, 10:06:09 AM
Just for the record, I understood Finehoe's tongue-in-cheek poke at downtown parking issues.  LOL.  By the way, I look forward to going to the pub crawl if I can make it...
Title: Re: Park and King After 5 Street Festival
Post by: fieldafm on September 20, 2011, 12:05:36 PM
RE Pele's Fire: I thought he would just set up right in front of his soon to be location. I assume that would not be allowed?

Not according to the rules that govern transient vendor locations outside of downtown.  Have him call me, but as of a month and a half ago there was no interest when I spoke to them.

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It is wonderful to see the transformation of Park & King.So cool,satisfying to know my City Council person is so connected tp P&K.

I absolutely agree NM!  This is a great opportunity to celebrate the revitilization of this area.  Jim has been fantastic in his leadership... both in making this revitilzation happen, and being a BIG help to all of us for making this street festival happen.

 
Title: Re: Park and King After 5 Street Festival
Post by: johnny_simpatico on September 20, 2011, 03:00:32 PM
Finehoe's tongue-in-cheek remark is well taken.  The parking issue downtown is bogus.  If anything there is too much parking.  Walk a couple of blocks in any one direction and what percentage of the square footage is taken up by garages and parking lots? 50%? 40%? 

Look around at the places people are eager to visit.  New York, for example, has got to be the worst place in the United States to park a car.  Does that stop it from having vital commercial centers (downtown, midtown, and uptown)? 

The Landing is a disaster because it is poorly managed.  They could build a 5,000-car garage next door and not a single additional client will enter the place.

If they were to raze the Landing and erect a riverfront streetscape with on-street parking (a kind of King Street on the water, but with a denser concentration of buildings), people might be actually want to go there.  Maybe then they'll think of retail on the street fronts of those horrible parking garages.
Title: Re: Park and King After 5 Street Festival
Post by: fieldafm on September 20, 2011, 03:38:54 PM
Honestly... can we all keep the Jacksonville Landing outside of this thread?  Please?!

We've worked pretty hard putting this together and would like to invite you all to come out for the Park and King After 5 festival.  You pay $5 for a mug and you'll enjoy $2 drafts at participating merchants and merchants that aren't usually open late will be open for you to stop in and see what's been happening in this once blighted commercial corridor.  There will also be other activitites as well.

If anyone has questions, comments or suggestions regarding Park and King After 5... please post them in this thread.

Thank you
Title: Re: Park and King After 5 Street Festival
Post by: Jaxson on September 20, 2011, 03:56:10 PM
Agreed, Fieldafm!
Title: Re: Park and King After 5 Street Festival
Post by: urbaknight on September 20, 2011, 04:06:34 PM
This is very cool! If I can manage to hold on to a few bucks til the end of the month, I'll be there!
Title: Re: Park and King After 5 Street Festival
Post by: MissMinda on September 20, 2011, 08:09:49 PM
It says "fun for the whole family" but all I'm hearing is mugs and beer. What makes it fun for the kids? It doesn't have to be...it can be just an adult evening, but since I read that, I'm curious.
Title: Re: Park and King After 5 Street Festival
Post by: fieldafm on September 22, 2011, 03:59:54 PM
MissMinda
A full list of events will be posted on the site next week.

To everyone else, the metrojacksonville.com/pubcrawl link is updated so you can now pre-order your mugs.
Title: Re: Park and King After 5 Street Festival
Post by: Jaxson on September 22, 2011, 08:59:39 PM
It says "fun for the whole family" but all I'm hearing is mugs and beer. What makes it fun for the kids? It doesn't have to be...it can be just an adult evening, but since I read that, I'm curious.

I second that!  While I believe that families and children are nice, I also believe that a pub crawl should be true to its nature --- a pub crawl.  Am I mistaken in this belief?
Title: Re: Park and King After 5 Street Festival
Post by: north miami on September 22, 2011, 10:21:28 PM
I'm in. Can't wait. 11 days out. Low tide is in the am. This Dist.14 event will be awesome. Councilman Jim Love and I paddled Hogans Creek. Who wants to paddle McCoys creek, Hogans, or under the Hyatt. See the promised 680' Downtown Public Pier. Fishweir Creek is silted in. Weather permitting. Field, your Making it Happen.
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Title: Re: Park and King After 5 Street Festival
Post by: fieldafm on September 23, 2011, 07:51:02 AM
It says "fun for the whole family" but all I'm hearing is mugs and beer. What makes it fun for the kids? It doesn't have to be...it can be just an adult evening, but since I read that, I'm curious.

I second that!  While I believe that families and children are nice, I also believe that a pub crawl should be true to its nature --- a pub crawl.  Am I mistaken in this belief?

This is a different event than the pub crawls.

Come out Friday, check out the neighborhood and have fun.  That's what life is all about.
Title: Re: Park and King After 5 Street Festival
Post by: Jaxson on September 23, 2011, 07:55:38 AM
It says "fun for the whole family" but all I'm hearing is mugs and beer. What makes it fun for the kids? It doesn't have to be...it can be just an adult evening, but since I read that, I'm curious.

I second that!  While I believe that families and children are nice, I also believe that a pub crawl should be true to its nature --- a pub crawl.  Am I mistaken in this belief?

This is a different event than the pub crawls.

Come out Friday, check out the neighborhood and have fun.  That's what life is all about.

Trust me, I will have fun whether it is 'family friendly' or not.  I have been to both kinds of venues.  I have been to St. Patrick's Day in Savannah when it was at its raging peak of debauchery and I have been to a First Friday block party in Springfield where the children were as thick as the mosquitoes.  Either way, the refreshments and the company were great.  I just hope that folks don't go to Park and King with the assumption that it's something that it is not...
Title: Re: Park and King After 5 Street Festival
Post by: ubben on September 24, 2011, 10:30:48 AM
Synchronicity: Rogue Bear will be socializing at Park Place. Same night, 9:30-11. More info this gay men's social group on Facebook. Search groups. Woof!
Title: Re: Park and King After 5 Street Festival
Post by: fieldafm on September 25, 2011, 09:38:02 PM
5 days away!
Title: Re: Park and King After 5 Street Festival
Post by: Noone on September 26, 2011, 03:48:01 AM
Can't wait. Will we be toasting an amendment to 2011-560?
Title: Re: Park and King After 5 Street Festival
Post by: Jaxson on September 26, 2011, 08:45:20 AM
5 days away!

Amen.  Now, we are down to four days away!
Title: Re: Park and King After 5 Street Festival
Post by: MusicMan on September 26, 2011, 10:31:15 AM
My sources are telling me Pele's Fire will set up in front of their soon-to-be location.
I'll be there munching on a pepperoni pizza. See you there.
Title: Re: Park and King After 5 Street Festival
Post by: Captain Zissou on September 27, 2011, 10:08:26 AM
It looks like there's a price war on King Street!  In an effort to capitalize on the bigger crowds on Friday, people are slashing drink prices all down the street.  With your $5 mug, you can get any Bold City Beer for just $2!!!!!  Other locations are also expanding the deal to more beers in order to compete.  No matter what happens, the consumer wins!!!  We are proud to say that the amount of deals available to mug-holders will greatly exceed what we initially imagined.

Come all who hunger and thirst!  We'll show you some of the best Jacksonville has to offer in food and beverage.  I hope to see all of you there.
Title: Re: Park and King After 5 Street Festival
Post by: Lunican on September 27, 2011, 10:29:12 AM
Where do we pick up the mugs?
Title: Re: Park and King After 5 Street Festival
Post by: fieldafm on September 27, 2011, 12:00:55 PM
Article forthcoming... but you can pick up any presale mugs or buy mugs at our pickup location outside of First Guaranty Bank on the day of the event.  Starting Thursday, you can also purchase mugs at Intuition, Bold City and European Street.

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With your $5 mug, you can get any Bold City Beer for just $2!!!!!

BC is really stepping up to the plate.
Title: Re: Park and King After 5 Street Festival
Post by: Non-RedNeck Westsider on September 27, 2011, 12:03:42 PM
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BC is really stepping up to the plate.

Maybe they just want a stop on the next Pub Crawl.   :o