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Past articles by Ann:

Southern Grounds opens San Marco restaurant

Neptune Beach-based Southern Grounds opened its San Marco location on June 25.Southern Grounds spans 3,600 square feet at 1617 Atlantic Blvd.It boasts a → Read More

New restaurant planned for St. Johns Town Center

True Food Kitchen is coming to St. Johns Town Center this fall.The health-driven restaurant features gluten-free, organic, vegetarian and vegan as well as → Read More

New juice bar set to open in Jacksonville Beach on June 2

Nékter Juice Bar is opening in Jacksonville Beach on June 2.The 1,200-square-foot location next to Trader Joe’s at South Beach Plaza, 4142 S. → Read More

San Marco gets another doughnut shop

Nearly a year after Good Dough made its debut, another San Marco doughnut shop has opened.The Donut Factory, at 1566 Hendricks Ave., offers cinnamon sugar, → Read More

Neptune Beach coffee shop Southern Grounds to open a second location

Neptune Beach-based Southern Grounds is bringing its direct trade coffee, baked goods, bread and sandwiches to San Marco. → Read More

5Loaves 2Fish Cafe at Riverplace Tower closes

The 5Loaves 2Fish Café at Riverplace Tower and its food truck have closed. → Read More

Exclusive look at Crispy’s Springfield menu

For John Crispens, opening Crispy’s restaurant in Springfield has been three years in the making. → Read More

Mandarin Oaks Elementary School installs butterfly garden for kindergarteners

As the more than 160 kindergarteners flood into Mandarin Oaks Elementary School on Aug. 14, their classrooms won’t be the only place they’ll be learning. → Read More

Daniel Academy offers caring, hands-on learning for local children

When Jacksonville resident Santresse Lucas’ son, Jaivin Hart, was 3-years-old his pediatrician diagnosed him with autism. → Read More

Dining Notes: PDQ ready for opening near Town Center

Nearly a week after Red Robin made its debut near St. Johns Town Center, PDQ is ready for its opening on Sunday. → Read More

MOD Pizza bringing artisan-style pizzas to Jacksonville

MOD Pizza is bringing its individualized artisan-style pizzas to Jacksonville this fall. → Read More

Dining Notes: Red Robin opening near Town Center

15 new restaurants coming to St. Johns Town Center → Read More

Dining Notes: Fig & Flour Bakehouse planned for Springfield

Flour & Fig Bakehouse will be the latest addition to Springfield’s Main Street this fall. → Read More

Maple Street Biscuit Co. opening another location this fall in Jacksonville

Maple Street Biscuit Co. is opening a Southside location this fall near Baymeadows Road. → Read More

New restaurant to open this fall in Springfield

Flour & Fig Bakehouse will be the latest addition to Springfield’s Main Street this fall. → Read More

Dining Notes: River & Post finds its chef

Ovinté in St. John’s Town Center closed its doors on July 3. → Read More

Small Bites brings health, wellness learning to children

The nonprofit, Common Threads, launched the Small Bites nutrition education program in an effort to give children access to nutritious food during the summer months. → Read More

Town Center restaurant abruptly closes

Ovinté in St. Johns Town Center has closed its doors. → Read More

Dining Notes: The Stuffed Beaver opening in former location of Judson’s

The Local, a 70-seat restaurant at 4578 San Jose Blvd., is scheduled to open Wednesday. → Read More

Jacksonville Beach-based pizza shop opening in Five Points

Jacksonville Beach-based Biggie’s Pizza is coming to Five Points this fall. → Read More