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Old 07-28-2009, 05:58 PM
 
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This town needs everything! The beach is catered to 18-21 year olds. Downtown is non-existent. And the local restaurant fare leaves much to be desired. I agree with the cafe seating idea - kinda european in theory. Better public transportation. We need it all! I am moving soon and hope that if I ever come back something will have changed!
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Old 07-28-2009, 06:01 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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This town needs everything! The beach is catered to 18-21 year olds. Downtown is non-existent. And the local restaurant fare leaves much to be desired. I agree with the cafe seating idea - kinda european in theory. Better public transportation. We need it all! I am moving soon and hope that if I ever come back something will have changed!
What local restaurants have you tried?
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Old 07-28-2009, 07:31 PM
 
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What local restaurants have you tried?
I should have been more specific. I am a vegetarian and there aren't a lot of menu choices. Places I did not love (as a vegetarian) - Ocean 60, Pussers (I know, not local), Eleven South, Sliders, Casbah, Zaitoons, Peppers (again, I don't think it's a local place), O'Brothers, Meza Luna.

There are places in the downtown vicinity that I do like - but I don't eat out much during lunch and don't like driving back up that way more than once a day.

Do you have some suggestions for the beach area that are vegetarian friendly?
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Old 07-29-2009, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Middleburg, FL
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Do you have some suggestions for the beach area that are vegetarian friendly?
Longhorn.
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Old 07-29-2009, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Trader Joe's X 2!

Two stores would be great! Ok... yes - we have to start with one

I only shop at Trader Joe's and Whole Foods and they are walking distance from each other where I currently live. But I hate it here and want to move to Jax.

I'm going to be too busy when I get down there to notice what Jax does not have but it will be great to have an idea through this thread.

Please keep contributing!

Han
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Old 07-29-2009, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Warner Robins, GA
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I also miss Sheetz really bad coming from the NE...
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Old 07-29-2009, 09:50 AM
 
Location: NE Florida
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All news AM radio station like 1010NY.
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Old 07-30-2009, 05:24 AM
 
Location: NE Florida
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I should have been more specific. I am a vegetarian and there aren't a lot of menu choices. Places I did not love (as a vegetarian) - Ocean 60, Pussers (I know, not local), Eleven South, Sliders, Casbah, Zaitoons, Peppers (again, I don't think it's a local place), O'Brothers, Meza Luna.

There are places in the downtown vicinity that I do like - but I don't eat out much during lunch and don't like driving back up that way more than once a day.

Do you have some suggestions for the beach area that are vegetarian friendly?
I don't, sorry. I'm not a vegetarian and haven't paid attention to vegetarian options on menus. If Riveree reads this, I know that she will.

Have you tried bb's? jacksonville fine dining restaurant bb's san marco dinner specials wine bar brunch
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Old 08-01-2009, 08:11 AM
 
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My list in no particular order:

Trader Joes
Ikea
Aquarium
Larger Art Museums or More
Local Theater Company ( And I don't mean Community Theater)
Local Ballet Company
Downtown Core
Train/Trolleys
More Broadway stage shows
More concerts
Conservatory & Botanic Gardens
Children's Museum
Anything in regards to African American History & Culture, Jewish History & Culture





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Old 08-01-2009, 07:29 PM
 
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Orange Julius - Although we have Orange Tree, their drinks are just not the same as the Orange Julius drinks
More shops geared toward 20-somethings, like some that Five Points used to have
More pop concerts (i.e. Natasha Bedingfield, Nelly Furtado, Lady GaGa, Avril Lavigne, Gwen Stefani/No Doubt) - would be nice, instead of having to drive to Orlando or Tampa, or Miami
I totally agree with the above (Orange Tree was a bitter disappointment) & the Trader Joe's and Ikea votes. I'm planning to hit Ikea in Orlando over Labor Day weekend when while we visit family. And since I just moved back to Jax after 7+ yrs in Miami, it is disheartening to not have more major concerts stop here. No offense, but I'm not a country music fan & that seems to be the genre that stops here the most.
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