The small business scene in Jacksonville has experienced tremendous growth in 2023, with new shops and boutiques opening across the city. From a vintage boutique in Springfield to bookstores in the urban core, major retailers are also making their mark at Gateway Town Center. Meanwhile, Regency Square Mall is set to change ownership as the holiday shopping season approaches.
As the festive season nears, businesses are preparing for Small Business Saturday by gearing up for increased foot traffic. Some of the new shops worth checking out include Happy Medium Books Cafe and Literary Lounge, two independent bookstores that have recently opened their doors. Femme Fire Books, which has been open for a year now, is celebrating its milestone of having a physical location.
In addition to bookstores, Purple Mangrove is a pre-owned and vintage clothing store that also sells beverages and plants. Sunhoney, a modern bohemian boutique, has recently opened its storefront at Jacksonville Beach. Planet Circle is another store that offers plants, home decor, and unique gifts while Greenhouse is a bar coffeehouse shop combination that recently celebrated its first anniversary in Brooklyn neighborhood.
With so many new additions to the local business landscape, it’s never been easier to discover something new in Jacksonville’s vibrant small business scene. So why not take advantage of Small Business Saturday to explore these new shops and support your local entrepreneurs?