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Sleep King - Where the Prices Are a Sweet Dream!

There are a lot of mattress companies in South Carolina that claim to have the perfect mattress for everyone. At Sleep King, we believe that every person is different and has different needs when it comes to their mattress. That's why our mattress store in Jacksonville, FL, has a wide variety of beds and brands to choose from. That way, you can find the right mattress for your body and get the very best sleep quality possible.

As a family-owned and operated mattress store with more than 40 years of experience in the sleep industry, we know a thing or two about comfortable mattresses. Jacksonville residents choose Sleep King because we provide our customers with a personalized shopping experience. When you walk through our showroom doors, we want you to feel comfortable - both on our mattresses and with our store associates. At Sleep King, you won't ever have to worry about pushy salespeople and limited selection. Instead, you will discover that we encourage you to take your time as you search for your next bed. Sleep is incredibly important, and by proxy, finding the right mattress for your body type is too.

When you visit our showroom in Jacksonville, know that we are a full-service store with mattress experts ready to help. From questions about mattresses and their warranties to financing and mattress delivery, there's no question we haven't heard before.

We carry some of the most popular brands in America, and unlike other mattress stores in Jacksonville, offer them at the lowest prices around, guaranteed. There's a reason why we were voted your #1 mattress store in the Lowcountry - because we truly care about our customers and their quality of sleep!

Looking for discounts? Need to buy your mattress on a strict budget? We've got you covered at our new mattress clearance center in Jacksonville, where we have more than 50 models on display at 50-80% off retail value. Don't forget to ask us about our flexible financing options, where no credit is needed to make a purchase. Paying cash? We'll knock 5% off your bill!

As if that weren't enough reason to visit, remember that we provide free delivery, setup, and removal of your old mattress for FREE when you make a purchase at Sleep king.

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Why Choose Our Mattress
Store in Jacksonville, FL?

Our business model is simple - give customers quality beds from national brands at amazing prices, coupled with unmatched customer service. We know that your sleep is essential but also understand that normal folks aren't made of money. You need a solution that isn't going to break the bank, which is why we offer up to 75% off our products.

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When we say we have a bed for every budget, we're serious.
A few of our mix and match deals include:

Sets Prize
Twin Mattress Sets Beginning at $169.00
Full Mattress Sets Beginning at $199.00
Queen Mattress Sets Beginning at $229.00
King Mattress Sets Beginning at $449.00

Of course, a mattress would be incomplete without a headboard, footboard, and rails. For queen mattresses, those items combined are only $199. At our mattress store, we pledge to beat any competitor's price on similar product specs - guaranteed! Here are just a few of the benefits of shopping at Mattress King

  • *FREE* Bed Frame for Your New Bed*
  • *FREE* Same-Day Local Mattress Delivery to Your Home*
  • *FREE* Set-Up & Removal of Old Mattress from Your Home*
  • *FREE* Mattress Pad Included with New Mattress*
  • Rest Easy with Our 60-Day Comfort Guarantee
  • We Have the Best Selection of Mattresses in Jacksonville with Five National Vendors
  • On-Time Delivery
  • Best Warranties in the Industry
  • Sleep King Will Beat Anyone's Advertise Price by $50*(on purchases $299 and above)
  • 0% Financing for 48 Months (APR, With Approved Credit)
  • *See Store for Additional Details
Our Selection of National Mattress Brands

Our Selection of
National Mattress

At Sleep King, we carry the largest selection of high-quality national brand mattresses in Jacksonville.

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Sleep King MLILY Mattresses

Often considered the best mattress brand in the world, innovation sets MLILY mattresses apart from others. Our customers love MLILY mattresses because they are expertly built through decades of research and rigorous testing. The folks at MLILY are committed to precision, meaning every detail of product detail they push is geared towards the ultimate satisfaction and comfort.

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Sleep Restonic Mattresses

Restonic Mattresses: Restonic line of mattresses are multi-layered beds with cooling foam technology that adds resilience, support, and temperature control. The result is a cool, comfy sleep that leaves you refreshed and ready to attack the day.

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Sleep King Comfort Sleep Mattresses

Every mattress in the Comfort Sleep lineup has a great combo of support and comfort, making for a restful night's sleep. With heavy-gauge coils and high-performance materials, these mattresses are durable and built to last. Be sure to try one of these mattresses out in our showroom - our customers love the pocketed coils and minimal motion transfer.

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Sleep King Golden Mattresses

The Golden brand is lesser known than some, like Tempurpedic. Still, it is a quality product with many foam and non-foam options that we think you'll love. Choose from standard memory foam, hybrid, and innerspring options while visiting our showroom in Jacksonville.

Tips on Choosing the Best Bed

There's much more to choosing a good bed than how you think it will look in your bedroom. There's plenty to think about, from innerspring options to memory foam and even hybrid mattresses. At Sleep King, our priority is our customers. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service. We want to do right by you, which why we want to be sure you find the perfect bed when you visit our mattress store in Jacksonville, FL. To help you get started, here are a few tips on choosing the best bed for your sleep needs.

Visit a Showroom

Visit a Showroom

This tip might seem like a no-brainer to some, but it's important that you visit a showroom so that you can lay on different beds to get a feel for what you like. At Mattress King, you will have the chance to explore different styles, designs, and shapes, and mattress materials. Finding a bed online at a price you can afford is great, but you should lie on the bed first, not just look at it on a screen.

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Determine Budget

Determine Budget

Here's a surprising fact: just because a mattress costs more money, it doesn't mean it's going to be a better bed. Sure, more expensive beds might have newer technologies and materials, but not everyone has the budget to walk into a mattress store in Jacksonville and spend $3,000. Figure out what price range you're comfortable paying and look at the best options for your bottom line.

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Consider Bedroom Size

Consider Bedroom Size

Before you swing by our showroom and start trying out beds, it might be a good idea to measure the space where your new mattress will go. If your bedroom is on the small side, a king-sized bed might be too big. Similarly, a small bed in a huge room might make for strange aesthetics. Aim for a reasonable amount of room around your bed - enough where you can walk around comfortably. As mentioned above, get specific measurements of the area you plan to use. That way, you have peace of mind knowing your new mattress will fit in your bedroom.

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Consider Bedroom Size

Choose a Mattress Material

This tip often comes down to personal preference. It will take a little bit of trial and error to figure out which material works best for your back - innerspring, memory foam, or latex. While your friend's and family's opinions matter, keep in mind that their mattress choice was subjective. What works for them won't necessarily work for you.

Need a quick refresher on different mattress materials? Here's a quick overview
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Also called coil mattresses, innerspring beds are probably the most well-known on this short list. Innerspring mattresses are often more affordable than their latex and memory foam counterparts. These beds are ideal for people who want a lot of support and a cooler night's sleep.


This material is known for its great cooling properties and overall comfort. With latex, there are no strange off-gassing odors like you sometimes get with memory foam. Latex mattresses are ideal for people who want a responsive, bouncy feel and may have problems sleeping hot.

Memory Foam

First developed by NASA in the 70s, memory foam is probably the most popular material in the modern mattress market. Memory foam conforms to every inch of your body, giving you maximum comfort and support. Memory foam is also know for its anti-motion properties. Memory foam can be a great choice if you tend to toss and turn at night and sleep with a partner who wakes up when you do. Memory foam mattresses are ideal for people who need pressure relief, good support, and refreshing comfort.

Think About Your Back

Think About Your Back

If you have a bad back, it's crucial that you find a mattress with proper support. Slat and spring beds often offer plenty of support, but latex and memory foam options have come a long way. If you want memory foam or latex but find the support to be subpar, consider an adjustable base instead of a normal platform. That way, you can always sleep in a comfortable position that benefits your back.

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Your Premier Furniture Store
Jacksonville, FL

You read that right! Sleep King is the first choice for quality beds in Jacksonville, but we also have a huge selection of furniture for your home. If you're looking for a one-stop-shop for mattresses and furniture alike, you have come to the right place. If you're shopping for a new mattress at the best price possible, why not throw in a bedroom suite at an amazing price too?

A few common furniture items that our customers love to add
to their mattress purchase include:
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Living Room Sets - from traditional-style suites with classic textures to modern sets with attractive upholstery, we will help you find the best living room set for your home.

Bedroom Suites - our bedroom suites range from contemporary to classic and come in a variety of colors and styles to compliment your new mattress purchase.

Daybeds - from English-style daybeds available in espresso and cherry colors to multi-purpose beds with pull-out trundles, our selection of daybeds is unbeatable.

Futons - if you have younger children, they will love our futons. Who are we kidding? Adults do too! Futons are incredibly useful in small spaces and convert into comfy-cozy beds perfect for kids of all ages.

Bunkbeds - bunkbeds are another great option to consider if you have kids. Whether you have a classic-style home or an apartment, we have a style that fits you.

At Sleep King, we are proud to have the lowest prices in the Lowcountry

If you like what you see but don't have time to visit our mattress store in Jacksonville, don't worry. Our online store is bursting with new items and deals every day. From mattresses and bedding to furniture sets and special sale items, Mattress King has got it all. With the highest quality mattresses, the best prices in Jacksonville, a giant showroom with all the options, and a full team of helpful sales associates, you won't ever need to find another mattress and furniture store again!


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Videos, photos show possible tornadoes in Florida

A "complex and active weather day" Sunday brought several tornado watches and warnings to various areas across the state.In North Florida, storms may have produced a tornado....

A "complex and active weather day" Sunday brought several tornado watches and warnings to various areas across the state.

In North Florida, storms may have produced a tornado.

Several videos and photos were shared across social media of a possible tornado near Jacksonville.

A formal designation of a tornado, along with its strength, is made by the National Weather Service after a survey of damage.

Storm Prediction Center receives reports of possible Jacksonville tornado

The Storm Prediction Center reported several photos and videos were taken of a possible tornado that touched down near Cecil Field in Duval County.

Reports were received by the public and emergency officials of damage to homes in the area.

Another possible tornado touched down in Jefferson County

A photo of another possible tornado was taken in Jefferson County along Interstate 10, according to the Storm Prediction Center.

Witnesses post videos, photos of possible tornadoes near Jacksonville

Hail up to size of pingpong balls reported across Florida

The Storm Prediction Center said hail was reported across several areas of Florida Sunday, including:

Strong winds flip tractor-trailer in Miami-Dade County

Florida Highway Patrol reported strong winds blew an empty tractor-trailer onto another vehicle on Krome Avenue south of Southwest 104th Street as a severe thunderstorm moved through the area.

A storm survey by the National Weather Service found downed trees in several areas across Miami-Dade County.

The Storm Survey "found a swath of straight-line wind damage that began with the overturned semi-tractor trailer on Krome Avenue/Southwest 104th Street and cut through several areas," the Storm Prediction Center said.

A 67-mph wind gust was reported at 11:30 a.m. as a line of severe thunderstorms moved through.

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Dive into the heart of Northeast Florida with First Coast Connect . This captivating weekday call-in program brings you face-to-face with the region's movers and shakers, from community leaders and local artists to standout event planners. Engage in vibrant discussions and delve into the week's hottest topics with our exciting Friday Roundtable, featuring a dynamic mix of local media personalities and civic luminaries. T...

Dive into the heart of Northeast Florida with First Coast Connect . This captivating weekday call-in program brings you face-to-face with the region's movers and shakers, from community leaders and local artists to standout event planners. Engage in vibrant discussions and delve into the week's hottest topics with our exciting Friday Roundtable, featuring a dynamic mix of local media personalities and civic luminaries. Tune in, connect and become part of the community conversation.

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Reporters from public radio stations across the state bring you timely news and information from around Florida. Whether it's legislative maneuvers, the economy, environmental issues, tourism, business, or the arts, Capital Report provides information on issues that affect the lives of everyday Floridians.You can also subscribe to Capital Report as a podcast on Apple, Spotify, and Google.

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15 Best Things to Do in Jacksonville, Florida, According to Locals

From beautiful beaches to interesting museums, Jacksonville, Florida, has something for everyone.Trending Videos0 seconds of 33 secondsVolume 0%Planning a Florida getaway often conjures thoughts of sunbathing in Fort Lauderdale, dancing the night away in Miami, and seeking thrills at one of Orlando’s theme parks. And while all of these images are accurate — and great ideas for any vacation — there’s so much more to the Sunshine State.If you’re looking to go beyond the usual tourist ho...

From beautiful beaches to interesting museums, Jacksonville, Florida, has something for everyone.

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Planning a Florida getaway often conjures thoughts of sunbathing in Fort Lauderdale, dancing the night away in Miami, and seeking thrills at one of Orlando’s theme parks. And while all of these images are accurate — and great ideas for any vacation — there’s so much more to the Sunshine State.

If you’re looking to go beyond the usual tourist hot spots and still get a taste of the best that Florida has to offer, look no further than Jacksonville. Located in the northeastern part of the state, Jacksonville is home to 22 miles of beaches, world-class museums, and more — not to mention a country flair that locals are proud of.

To help plan your trip to this Florida gem, we spoke to locals who gave us the lowdown on the best things to do in Jacksonville. Read on for their tips on where to go, what to do, and what to see so you can make the most of your trip.


Spend the day at Jacksonville Beach.

It wouldn’t be a Florida vacation without a visit to the beach, and Jacksonville has plenty of ways for visitors to enjoy the coastline, thanks to its year-round sunshine. Walk along the “sandy highway” during low tide, take a dip in the Atlantic, or try your hand at several other recreational activities like kayaking, surfing, paddleboarding, and fishing from the pier. You can also “walk down memory lane at Beaches Museum to remember how Jacksonville’s beaches got to where they are now,” says Curt DeWitt, owner and operator of Beach Life Rentals and Salt Air Inn & Suites.


Explore the Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail.

Hike, bike, or ride along what was once part of a CSX railway line and now showcases a different, more forested side of Jacksonville’s natural beauty. The 14.5-mile trail has a multiuse asphalt path smooth enough for skating and cycling, along with a parallel unpaved path for off-road biking and horseback riding. “It's a great place to see the ‘country’ side of Jacksonville and Florida,” says DeWitt.


Hang with big cats at Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary.

Animal lovers shouldn’t miss a trip to this somewhat hidden gem in Jacksonville. Providing a safe haven for big cats who may have been mistreated or have nowhere else to go, Catty Shack Ranch is home to a large variety of animals, including bobcats, foxes, leopards, tigers, and lions. “It's a fun place to learn about how some ‘pets’ can be mistreated, and how a sanctuary can help provide a comfortable, safe space for the animals to live with each other,” says DeWitt. “They do not allow visitors all the time … so it does not overstimulate the animals and treat them like they are in a zoo.”


Find healing at Auntie Peaches.

“A mystical apothecary with a vibe both earthy and ethereal, Auntie Peaches is a hidden gem in historic Springfield,” says Ernest White II, who grew up in Jacksonville and is the executive producer and presenter of travel docuseries Fly Brother with Ernest White II. “Come here for traditional African herbal and natural medicines, scented candles and aromatic teas, and incredible stories about African American life from Jacksonville and around Florida.”


Have a beach picnic at Huguenot Memorial Park.

“I grew up going to this sandy strand north of the mouth of the St. Johns River. The long, wide beach in this public park is a great place to splash in the surf and watch the ships sail in and out of the river on the other side of the jetty,” says White II. Visitors are also allowed to drive down onto the beach to set up their barbecue or picnic for the day. While there, be sure to look for the historic marker that commemorates the landing of the French Huguenots on May 1, 1562.


Enjoy a family-friendly day at Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.

You can easily spend the entire day at Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, gawking at the 2,000-plus creatures and 1,000 varieties of plants. Feed the animals at the Giraffe Overlook, watch for adorable floating otters at the Wild Florida exhibit, and get a unique view of tigers roaming above your head at the Land of the Tiger exhibit. There’s something to keep both adults and children entertained.


Get a dose of art and culture at Florida Theatre.

For nearly 100 years, the Florida Theatre has served as a beacon of entertainment. Originally opened as a movie theater, the venue, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, now hosts hundreds of events per year, from ballet and opera performances to a variety of musical concerts.

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Admire the masterpieces at Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens.

As the largest fine arts museum in northeast Florida, the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens has a collection of nearly 5,000 pieces spanning several centuries, cultures, and continents. The beauty continues in the museum’s historic and lush 2.5-acre garden. “I love the Cummer because you can stroll through the serene gardens, marvel at ancient artifacts, and admire European and American masterpieces all under one roof,” says Burton.

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Go shopping at Riverside Arts Market.

Open every Saturday, rain or shine, the Riverside Arts Market “ is an embodiment of Jacksonville's artistic soul,” says Natasha Burton, head chef, founder, and owner of Mixed Fillings Pie Shop. With more than 100 vendors, you’ll find art, handmade jewelry, beauty products, local farmers' produce, food trucks, and more. “It's a weekend must-do for anyone craving a dose of local flavor, and the location can't be matched,” Burton adds.

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Learn about Jacksonville’s Black history.

The role of Black residents throughout Jacksonville’s fascinating history is often overlooked, but Explore Jax Core is trying to change that with its Black heritage tours. The company offers a general history tour, as well as other options focused on architecture or murals and mosaics. “I vouch for Explore Jax Core’s Black History tours because they’re not just tours,” says Burton. “They’re eye-opening experiences that delve into the soul of Jacksonville. They bring to life stories that often remain untold, celebrating the resilience, triumphs, and contributions of the Black community.”

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Explore a darker side of history at Kingsley Plantation.

Like many destinations in the South, Jacksonville has a complicated history, and nowhere is this more apparent than at Kingsley Plantation. Head to this site to learn about the 1814 plantation house and the people who lived there — both enslaved Africans and plantation owners. You can take a self-guided audio tour, but for a deeper dive into its history, book a tour with a park ranger.

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Enjoy the outdoors at Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park.

This oceanfront city park has a bit of everything for outdoor enthusiasts: 1.5 miles of beautiful beaches, more than 20 miles of hiking and biking trails, campgrounds and cabins, an expansive lake, picnic shelters, equipment rentals for kayaking, and more. This park is also a top spot for surfing. Beyond its recreational activities, Hanna Park is significant as it was once Manhattan Beach, the first African American beach resort in Florida.

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Stroll along St. Johns River.

Be sure to enjoy the views of the mighty St. Johns River along the Northbank Riverwalk (two miles) or Southbank Riverwalk (1.25 miles). These concrete pathways are ideal for going on a walk or jog, relaxing on the benches, or launching a kayak from one of the designated areas. “Enjoy the art and murals along the way and hopefully catch a glimpse of the river dolphins, a hybrid salt and freshwater dolphin only found in the St. Johns River,” recommends Katie Mitura, chief marketing officer at Visit Jacksonville.

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Catch a concert at the Ritz Theatre and Museum.

Located in the historic neighborhood of LaVilla, the Ritz Theatre and Museum showcases the Black history and culture of Jacksonville in an area that was a hot spot for Black entertainment, nightlife, and music from the 1920s to 1960s. Explore the museum’s many galleries and keep an eye on the event calendar to catch a concert in the beautiful 400-seat theater.

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Marvel at the stars at the Museum of Science & History.

With the goal of fostering lifelong learning, Jacksonville’s Museum of Science & History has a wide range of interactive exhibits, teaching about health and the human body, coastal animals in northeast Florida, diverse energy sources, and the lives of Jacksonville’s first Native Americans. The crowning jewel of the museum is its planetarium. As one of the largest single-lens planetariums in the U.S., you can easily explore the wonders of the universe from the comfort of planet Earth.

Century Communities Announces February Grand Opening in Jacksonville, Florida

Top 10 U.S. builder offering four versatile home collections at The Landings at Pecan ParkJACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 5, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Century Communities, Inc. (NYSE: CCS)—a top 10 national homebuilder, industry leader in online home s...

Top 10 U.S. builder offering four versatile home collections at The Landings at Pecan Park

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 5, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Century Communities, Inc. (NYSE: CCS)—a top 10 national homebuilder, industry leader in online home sales, and the highest-ranked homebuilder on Newsweek's list of America's Most Trustworthy Companies 2023—announced it's now open for sales at The Landings at Pecan Park, a new community in Jacksonville, Florida, bringing more than 330 homesites with floor plans from several collections, including townhomes, paired homes, and single-family homes. Future residents will love the close proximity to River City Marketplace, with easy access to beaches, employment and entertainment hotspots. Homebuyers will also enjoy a community playground, walking trails, and a dog park.

The community will host a Grand Opening celebration on Saturday, February 10, featuring model home tours of the Delray floor plan.

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What we know about the investigation into the RISE Doro fire

It’s only been five days since fire ripped through the building, but the Jacksonville mayor’s office says the building must come down now because it could collapse.JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The investigation into the fire at the RISE Doro apartment building in downtown Jacksonville continues even though the building is now ...

It’s only been five days since fire ripped through the building, but the Jacksonville mayor’s office says the building must come down now because it could collapse.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The investigation into the fire at the RISE Doro apartment building in downtown Jacksonville continues even though the building is now in the process of being demolished.

Sounds of the building being torn apart echoed around the construction site Friday. Some people stopped by to hear the crunching of glass and see pieces of the building slam to the ground. Kitchen cabinets and microwaves are left exposed on the side of the building.

It’s only been five days since fire ripped through the building and then burned for days, but the mayor’s office says the building must come down now because it could collapse at any moment.

The state and U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives as well as the property owner’s insurance company are investigating. First Coast News Crime and Safety Expert Ken Jefferson says ATF’s involvement is standard and does not automatically mean the fire is suspicious.

“The fact that they’re demolishing it gives people pause to think they don’t know what’s going on with it,” Jefferson said. “They know more than we know.”

The State Fire Marshal’s office has not provided an update on what may have caused the fire. Jefferson believes they know enough to continue investigating using technology as the building gets torn down.

“It would be kind of difficult to believe that they would just totally demolish it without having an idea or a thought of what happened, what caused the fire,” he said.

Demolition will continue into the weekend, happening for 10 hours every day, according to the city. Demolition could go into April. As it moves along, they’ll be assessing when the businesses can reopen.

Demolition of Rise Doro to begin Friday morning, as nearby businesses forced to stay closed

Demolition is set to begin Friday morning on the Rise Doro apartment building in downtown Jacksonville, according to a company spokesperson. The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department was still putting out a hot spot Thursday morning, a fire captain tells First Coast News.

Posted by Renata Di Gregorio News on Thursday, February 1, 2024


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