According to a recent report by the Jacksonville Florida Times-Union, the city has experienced an increase in small business openings in 2023, adding to its already thriving local business scene. From a vintage boutique in Springfield to new bookstores in the urban core, this year has been one of growth for small businesses. In addition to these new shops, major retailers are also opening at Gateway Town Center, and Jacksonville’s Regency Square Mall is set to change ownership.

As the holiday shopping season approaches, businesses are preparing for Small Business Saturday. Some exciting new shops to check out and support include two independent bookstores in Jacksonville – Happy Medium Books Cafe and Literary Lounge – as well as Femme Fire Books, which has been open for a year and is celebrating its milestone of having a physical location.

For fashion enthusiasts, Purple Mangrove offers pre-owned and vintage clothing, beverages, and plants. Sunhoney is a modern bohemian boutique that recently opened a storefront at Jacksonville Beach. Planet Circle provides unique gifts and home decor along with plants, while Greenhouse combines a bar, coffeehouse, and shop all into one convenient location in Brooklyn.

The small business scene in Jacksonville continues to flourish in 2023 with various new shops and boutiques popping up around the city. Whether you’re looking for books or clothes or unique home decor items, there’s something for everyone to discover and support. With Small Business Saturday just around the corner

By Editor

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