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KenFSU

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Re: Vystar CEO Personally Investing in Downtown
« Reply #30 on: June 12, 2019, 01:44:04 PM »
More quotes from VyStar's CEO, via the JBJ:

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The downtown campus will elevate the initiative, Wolfburg said, and the credit union is spending top dollar to make the campus an inviting place to work. VyStar is commissioning public sculptures, bringing in modified shipping containers for pop-up stores, dedicating the first floor of 100 West Bay for retailers, exploring options for a farmers' market and more.

Design plans include illuminating the profiles of both downtown towers and allowing for a rooftop bar on top of 100 West Bay. The credit union further plans to develop the alleyway between the two buildings and invest in the food truck court adjacent to its campus. This will include some form of permanent structure for the food trucks and an expansion of their hours, Wolfburg explained.

Beyond amenities for employees, Wolfburg wants the campus to be a part of revitalizing downtown. He has been careful to avoid making any plans that would stymie other downtown projects, he told the Friday morning crowd, and he is working to develop flexible lease structures to support pioneer retailers coming downtown.

"We're being very flexible with tenants to make sure it makes sense for them to be on the tip of the spear coming downtown," he said.

Further retail space may come available in the first floor of the VyStar tower, and Wolfburg wants restaurateurs within the campus that will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner service.

Coming downtown was also a way for VyStar to show a commitment to and help along downtown's growth, Wolfburg said.

"Without downtown Jacksonville, there is no Northeast Florida," he said. "It needs to be vibrant, close to jobs

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Re: Vystar CEO Personally Investing in Downtown
« Reply #31 on: June 12, 2019, 02:07:25 PM »
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Beyond amenities for employees, Wolfburg wants the campus to be a part of revitalizing downtown. He has been careful to avoid making any plans that would stymie other downtown projects, he told the Friday morning crowd, and he is working to develop flexible lease structures to support pioneer retailers coming downtown.

Maybe like tearing down the Landing and throwing tax dollars at Lot J?

I wonder if IKEA was concerned that they might stymie other developments around the Town Center.
« Last Edit: June 12, 2019, 02:20:10 PM by Kerry »
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Re: Vystar CEO Personally Investing in Downtown
« Reply #32 on: June 12, 2019, 02:21:40 PM »
That CEO needs to be the next mayor. He clearly gets it. 
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Re: Vystar CEO Personally Investing in Downtown
« Reply #33 on: June 17, 2019, 04:12:20 PM »
dear god please let there be a Taco Bell in the future.... :D

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Re: Vystar CEO Personally Investing in Downtown
« Reply #34 on: June 17, 2019, 06:13:13 PM »
dear god please let there be a Taco Bell in the future.... :D

Not sure if this is sarcasm, but just my kids and me could have kept a downtown Taco Bell profitable.
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