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  • Landing to be demolished after multimillion dollar settlement
    by Allison Colburn on February 20, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    The city of Jacksonville and the owners of the Jacksonville Landing have agreed in principal to terminate Sleiman Enterprises' lease on the riverfront property and demolish the structures that now sit there. Under the terms of the settlement agreement, the city would give Sleiman $15 million to terminate the lease as well as another $1.5 million for sublease termination and tenant relocation. The city would also budget $1.5 million to demolish the Landing. As part of the agreement, Sleiman would […]

  • Jaguars announce some tickets will cost more
    by Junior Skepple on February 20, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    After enjoying the lowest ticket prices in the NFL last year, the Jaguars announced an average ticket price increase of 2.4 percent when it launched its 2019-2020 ticket sales this week. Although more than half of all season ticket members will experience no change or a decrease in their renewal price, the Jaguars said some ticket holders will see increases. Loyalty pricing remains in effect for the fourth year in a row, ensuring renewing season ticket members always pay less than new buyers in […]

  • Florida Senators support coverage for preexisting conditions
    by News Service of Florida on February 20, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    With continued legal and political battles about the federal Affordable Care Act, a Florida Senate committee Tuesday approved a bill that seeks to ensure patients with preexisting conditions would have access to health coverage. The bill (SB 322), filed by Sen. Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby, would create a contingency in case the Affordable Care Act is struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court or is repealed by Congress. In such a circumstance, the bill would require each health insurer in Florida to offer […]

  • Rolling Stones announce Grammy-winner opener for Jacksonville tour
    by Will Robinson on February 20, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    The Rolling Stones announced Wednesday that multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winner, Zac Brown Band, will open their show in Jacksonville on Apr. 24 at TIAA Bank Field. The Rolling Stones' No Filter tour is visiting 15 cities in 2019, starting in Miami. The tour will be the band's first trip to Jacksonville in almost 30 years. “We are huge fans of the Stones, it’s an honor to join them in Jacksonville and share a stage with such legendary musicians,” Zac Brown Band said in a statement. T […]

  • Jacksonville plant to supply Bermuda electric grid
    by Will Robinson on February 20, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    Saft, the battery solutions subsidiary of oil conglomerate Total, has been tapped to provide Bermuda Electric Light Company with a spinning reserve power system for grid stability. It will build the battery components of the system at its Jacksonville plant. Bermuda is in the midst of transitioning its grid to incorporate renewable energy and batteries, to rely less on imported fuels and to reduce blackouts. Spinning reserves, like the kind being provided by Saft, offer backup power during outages […]

  • Updated: Scaled-down Neptune Beach project moves forward
    by Allison Colburn on February 20, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    After suffering a defeat from the Neptune Beach City Council this past summer, TriBridge Residential is moving ahead with new plans for commercial development at 500 Atlantic. Developer TriBridge and property owner TLM Realty have filed an application with the City of Neptune Beach for a development order at the site, which is located near the intersection of Atlantic Boulevard and 3rd Street. The latest plans call for the construction of three commercial buildings totaling about 30,000 squar […]

  • Berkshire Hathaway acquires Jax Beach-based real estate company
    by Allison Colburn on February 20, 2019 at 1:29 pm

    A major player in northeast Florida's residential real estate scene has acquired a 50-year-old real estate company. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty has acquired Jacksonville Beach-based Terry McCue Real Estate, the company announced Tuesday. Berkshire did not disclose the terms of the sale. Terry McCue Real Estate will begin operating under the Berkshire Hathaway name on March 1. Berkshire Hathaway President and CEO Christy Budnick said Tuesday that the deal is part of […]

  • Jacksonville Symphony's Robert Massey lands new job
    by Carolyn Tribble Greer on February 20, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    After a national search, the Louisville Orchestra has a new CEO. Robert Massey is joining the orchestra, effective next month. He succeeds Andrew Kipe, who left the Louisville Orchestra last summer to take a position with The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Massey comes to Louisville from Jacksonville where he has led the Jacksonville Symphony since 2014. Before that, he led Orchestra Iowa from 2008 to 2014 and the Washington Bach Consort from 2004 to 2008. Massey […]

  • Kroger is finally coming to Florida — with one of its robot-driven warehouses
    by Ashley Gurbal Kritzer on February 20, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    Grocery behemoth Kroger Co. is coming to Florida — in the form of an e-commerce warehouse. The Cincinnati-based grocer (NYSE: KR) said Tuesday it would open an Ocado warehouse in Central Florida, though it declined to disclose exactly where the facility would be located. Kroger also announced a forthcoming location in the Mid-Atlantic. Ocado Solutions is an online grocery retailer based in the United Kingdom. In 2018, Ocado and Kroger entered a partnership to build 20 customer fulfillment centers […]

  • DeSantis eyes Space Force for Florida
    by Jim Turner on February 20, 2019 at 1:22 pm

    Gov. Ron DeSantis wants Florida to play a leading role in President Donald Trump’s directive to create a new military branch called Space Force. DeSantis, participating in “Space Day” events Tuesday at the Capitol, said he is requesting that a “space combatant command” as part of Space Force be located in Florida. “I think we have, obviously, facilities such as Cape Canaveral where that would be a natural fit,” DeSantis said. “I think that would be very good for the state of Florida. […]

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