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The Jaguars played their first game Aug. 18, 1995 in what was then, “Alltel Stadium.” Sept. 3, 1995. Right before the Jaguars kicked off their first regular season game, NBC broadcaster Don Criqui was quoted as saying, “There isn’t a better football facility in America.” To stay up-to-date the stadium has undergone $63 million in renovations and is now called, “Jacksonville Municipal Stadium.”



Professional Profiles
The London Bridge English Pub and Eatery

The London Bridge English Pub and Eatery has been on the corner of East Adams Street for six years and has built quite a reputation among the Downtown community, as well as a loyal customer base. Kelly Crowell, a manager at London Bridge, knows one reason is the pub’s laid-back atmosphere.

“We’re on a first name basis with most of our customers,” Crowell says. “It’s like a ‘Cheers’ environment over here. We have fun with them.”

She says the “regulars” even invite her and the other employees to birthday parties and other events.

But more importantly, Crowell says all the employees at the pub are like a family.

“We’re all really close,” she says. “Two employees live together, one lives upstairs and another lives right down the street. So we all hang out.”

Tonight, the London Bridge family is throwing the “Jax D.I.Y. Revival Food Drive” to benefit the Clara White Mission and bring the Downtown community even closer.

“We do have our regular customers but we also have people who don’t even know we’re here,” Crowell says.

She believes the event will help change that for the pub and at the same time, help others in need.

The JAX D.I.Y Revival Food Drive is from 5 p.m.-2 a.m. There is a minimum donation fee of $2 or you can bring three canned goods.

The event will include three disc jockeys, 14 bands and local art.



Business Buzz
Anne Teague Bonding Agency, Inc.

Owner: Ann Teague

Number of Years In Business: 27

Number of Employees: 3

Type of Services Offered: Bail bonds

Location: 112 E. Forsyth Street

Hours: Monday-Saturday: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Telephone: (904) 358-1905

Web site: www.358-1905.com

Calendar
saturday, Aug. 15

Riverside Arts Market

Takes place at the Northbank Riverwalk’s Artists Square from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

sunday, Aug. 16

Summer Movie Classics

“The Sound of Music” The Florida Theatre. 2 p.m.

Yappy Hour “Tail” gate at The Jacksonville Landing

The event is open to all dogs and dog owners and includes live entertainment, free giveaways and a pet expo. Yappy Hour is from 4-7 p.m.

MONday, Aug. 17

“Eat up Downtown”

The third annual Downtown dining week kicks off. Participating restaurants are offering three-course meals for only $25 per person. Chew, Juliette’s Bistro and River City Brewing Company are just a few participants this week. To view the others, visit www.eatupdowntown.com. “Eat up Downtown” ends Aug 23.

tuesday, Aug. 18

2 for 1 Tuesday

13 different locations inside The Jacksonville Landing offer deals on menu items and drinks.

thursday, Aug. 20

Make a Scene Downtown’s “Downtown on Tap.”

Various bars featuring drink specials, giveaways and more. Bars this week include: The Ivy Ultra Bar, Burrito Gallery, Cafe 331, London Bridge English Pub and Eatery, Mark’s Downtown and The Tobacco Shop. 5-8 p.m.

FRIDAY, AUG. 20

Hemming Plaza Market

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jacksonville Suns vs. Carolina Mudcats The Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville
Answer Me!
How many parking meters are Downtown?

There are 1,600 parking meters Downtown. These include the 30-minute, 1-hour, 2-hour and 10-hour parking meters. All meters are enforced 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Downtown Snippets
• The First Presbyterian Church on East Monroe Street rings its bells every 15 minutes during the day throughout the week. The original iron bells have been replaced with carillon bells recorded on CD and an electronic system of amplifiers and speakers.
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