Issue 161, Jan 15

This past week we had the privilege of hearing from Karen Brune Mathis, Jacksonville Daily Record, on much of the growth and business affecting the greater Jacksonville area.

Jacksonville has just exceeded 1 million in population and is growing by leaps and bounds. The apartment market seems to be taking over the entire area. Fast food restaurants are remodeling and making smaller dining rooms and larger drive-through‘s. Warehouses and storage facilities are thriving, as well as small office space rentals.

There’s a new restaurant in town called the Sugar Factory which tends to have celebrity sightings. I looked up the reviews and can’t wait for the 24k Gold Burger with gold dusted fries or maybe the King Kong Sundae ($99) which serves up to 12 people. That location is opening in Town Center.

Speaking of Town Center, the fourth phase is currently underway.

So, you can see Jacksonville is on its way to being a major player in Florida.

This week, please join us to hear Jerry Holland, Duval County Property Appraiser, and don’t forget your door prizes to get your business recognized. Have a great week and I hope to see you at Fogo de Chao.

Jeanne Maron
2023 President

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