The Unity Plaza & 220 Riverside mixed-use project is underscored by a mission to provide Jacksonville an inclusive home to celebrate who we are and lift our potential up as a community and as individuals. This mission is a fixture in the selection of the independent (non-big box) retailers to be chosen for the 4 spaces available inside our Plaza retail. These retail outlets will be supported by 300+ days of multi-dimensional, inspired programming, and two gorgeous restaurants – a progressive farm to table restaurant and a chic, urban, after work hang-out.
With this in mind, we need your help. It is extremely important to pull together your thoughtful comments to ensure we are providing the “Best in Class” and “Best for Jacksonville” shopping options at this site, as well as supporting independent proprietors who will champion the spirit of the Plaza’s mission and have long-term staying power.
Therefore, we ask you to have a voice in this selection.
What would you like to see here? Although not mandatory, our preference is to support the best of Jacksonville, so please think indigenous in your ideas too.
Thought stimulators – answer one or more!
~ What industries do you envision being supported in the four retail spaces at the plaza?
~ Who is your favorite proprietor in town….the person for whom’s retail entity you have such loyalty you can’t imagine shopping anywhere else for the product?
~ What special type of retailer is missing in Jacksonville?
~ What have you seen outside of home that we should bring here?
~ What would attract you to the Plaza? (For instance, as a mom I would love to have better access to the Lego play business “Bricks 4 Kids”, located in Fleming Island. It’s original location is way too far for me to engage the kids spur of the moment. If it were in the urban core, I would be their best client!)
~ What type of independent retailer would support the type of events you hope we bring to the Plaza?
We appreciate the time and energy you place into this selection process by commenting to ensure we are aware of and consider all of the best possibilities. For ideas pertaining to existing retailers, we will visit their flagship store to enjoy why you love them for ourselves!
Thank you – Jen Jones | Executive Director | Jacksonville Unity Plaza, Inc.