The Jaxson

Stories from The Jaxson, which is produced in association with WJCT. The Jaxson continues Modern Cities' focus on development trends, but on a hyperlocal level.
  • Memphis' Beale Street: An Example for LaVilla?
    on July 20, 2018 at 4:00 am

    Known for blues and barbecue. and home to popular attractions such as the Orpheum Theater and W.C. Handy House Museum, Beale Street has become one of the most famous urban entertainment streets in […]

  • New Plans for Brooklyn Place Retail Center Emerge
    on July 19, 2018 at 4:00 am

    The Ferber Company, Inc. intends to develop a 12,500 square-foot space for retailers and restaurants at the southwest corner of Leila Street and Riverside Avenue in Brooklyn. Here's a look at the […]

  • Gilbert's: Jacksonville's first food hall
    on July 18, 2018 at 6:00 am

    Food halls have become the sharing economy for restaurants. They're also one of the hottest trends in the restaurant business and retail right now. - Expected to triple throughout the […]

  • A Photo Tour of St. Louis
    on July 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

    St. Louis, Missouri is the Gateway to the West, known for breweries, baseball, and its imposing Gateway Arch. Join Modern Cities' Bill Delaney on a photo tour of some of Greater St. Louis' many […]

  • The Ambassador Hotel coming back to life?
    on July 16, 2018 at 7:00 am

    Downtown Jacksonville's hotel development boom picks up steam as a new proposal to bring back the long abandoned Ambassador Hotel materializes. - Completed in 1923, the 310 West Church […]

  • Neighborhoods: Woodstock Park
    on July 13, 2018 at 4:00 am

    Located on Jacksonville's Westside, Woodstock is an early 20th century working class neighborhood home to a diverse collection of historic residences and architectural styles. - Woodstock […]

  • Club Pilates Opening In Brooklyn Station
    on July 12, 2018 at 7:00 am

    Jacksonville's Brooklyn neighborhood will welcome a popular, high-intensity gym concept later this year. - When one door closes, another door quickly opens. Such has been the theme for the […]

  • Residence Inn by Marriott's plans for Brooklyn
    on July 12, 2018 at 4:00 am

    Greenbelt, MD based Baywood Hotels intends to develop a 135-room Residence Inn by Marriott in Brooklyn. Here's a look at the project's schematic design concept recently submitted to the Downtown […]

  • Fred Cotten's Landmark Barbecue
    on July 11, 2018 at 4:00 am

    For 68 years, Jacksonville's oldest barbecue joint, Fred Cotten's, has served Brentwood locals and political figures alike. But the legend nearly came to an end in 2014, when the owner shuttered the […]

  • Jacksonville’s Original Central Park
    on July 10, 2018 at 4:15 am

    Famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted said every city should have a large park for 'unbending of the faculties.' Notable urban parks across the country offering respite from the hustle and […]