Business

"Ask-A-Lawyer" event on Saturday, November 6th

The JBA Ask-A-Lawyer Project Will Be at Gateway Town Center, 5000 Norwood Avenue, Saturday, November 6th, 9:00-12:00.

The Jacksonville Bar Association and the Grace and Truth Community Development Corporation are offering an "Ask-A-Lawyer" event on Saturday, November 6th, 9:00-12:00, at Gateway Town Center, 5000 Norwood Avenue.  The service is free-of-charge.  Attorneys will conduct individual, 10-to-15-minute consultations.  The attorneys have expertise in many areas of law and can provide guidance regarding family law matters, employment, landlord/tenant, wills and estates, criminal law, bankruptcy, and foreclosures to name a few.  The event on November 6th is offered in conjunction with Grace and Truth’s Empowerment Fair.  Persons who participate in Ask-A-Lawyer must sign statements verifying that they understand that the interviewing attorney will not be opening a case, but is simply there to provide some legal guidance and information on additional community resources.  For matters that may require full representation, persons may be referred to Jacksonville Area Legal Aid or to the Jacksonville Lawyer Referral Service.  If you need legal assistance, come to Ask-A-Lawyer on November 6th and get your questions answered.

Suite Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Jacksonville

Opening this fall, Suite is a premium lounge and nightclub featuring a vogue setting for entertaining and socializing after work and into the evening. Located on Big Island Drive adjacent to St. Johns Town Center in The Markets at Town Center, Suite will add a new dimension to the growing entertainment destination in Southside Jacksonville.

Suite boasts an extensive list of unique, handcrafted cocktails, spirits and select wines. Innovative, chef-driven small plates fuse American favorites with global flavors which compliment Suite’s drink menu and are perfect for a quick nibble or a full meal. Suite also features world-class entertainment, including guest DJs, live music performances every week and celebrity appearances.

Popular Manhattan Eatery Expands to the First Coast

On average, Americans consume 350 slices of pizza every second. That number is about in increase exponentially in Jacksonville with the opening of Libretto’s Pizzeria and Italian Kitchen.

McRib is Back!

Beginning today, the legendary McRib sandwich will be available at participating Northeast Florida McDonald’s restaurants until November 22. The McRib, a boneless pork patty dressed with fresh-slivered onions, dill pickle slices, tangy barbeque sauce and served on a toasted, golden-brown home-style bun, is known among customers for surfacing on select local menus for limited periods of time. 

Jacksonville Port Authority Announces First of Four Panel Sessions

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) announced today the first of four panel sessions for the JAXPORT 2011 Logistics & Intermodal Conference, a panel entitled “The Future of Intermodal Transportation.” Three industry veterans will serve as panelists: Bill Clement, assistant vice president of sales and marketing for CSX Corporation; Jeff Heller, AVP intermodal international for Norfolk Southern Corporation.; and Hans Stig Moller, president of Bridge Terminal Transport. The panel will be moderated by Tony Chiarello, president of American Shipping Group.

Happy Birthday to Art Walk!

Riverside Avondale Preservation, Wingard Creative and the folks behind Chew and Orsay have been working with the JTA on several initiatives regarding the Riverside Trolley service. We are excited to announce that the JTA has agreed to one of our ideas!

The JTA is going to help us celebrate Art Walk's 7th Birthday by extending the Riverside Trolley service until midnight next Wednesday, November 3rd. This is great news for our neighborhood because it is a step toward providing extended hours of service on the weekends (keep your fingers crossed!)

Jacksonville Weekly Gas Price Update

Average retail gasoline prices in Jacksonville have fallen 1.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.75/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.81/g, according to gasoline price website JacksonvilleGasPrices.com.

Including the change in gas prices in Jacksonville during the past week, prices yesterday were 8.4 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 12.8 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 10.1 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 13.8 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.