- June 1, 2018
If you’re thinking about having lunch at the Jacksonville Landing food court, that isn’t an option.
The food court, on the second floor of the 31-year-old Downtown shopping center, is closed.
The escalator to the second floor is blocked and a sign says to call the management office for access.
Two workers at the Landing said the food court closed in October. One said it had been closed for about a month.
Landing officials could not be reached for comment.
JLI, part of Sleiman Enterprises Inc., owns the three buildings comprising the Landing.
The city owns the ground underneath and leases the property to Sleiman Enterprises.
The city is seeking to evict JLI, saying it had breached terms of the agreement for failing to operate and maintain the Jacksonville Landing as a “high-quality, first-class retail facility.”
JLI has sued the city, saying it has blocked redevelopment efforts and “is the cause for the unfortunate state of The Jacksonville Landing.”