Tag Archives: Nicole Holderbaum

The Last Days of the Jacksonville Landing

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The Jacksonville Landing is coming down. Zoltar never predicted it. The toy store kept frogs in a tank. A waitress calls Hooters “the soul of the Landing.” So long, Whack-a-gator! So long, taxiderm’d lion! So long, Jägermeister! Was it ever not inevitable? Just what exactly did the Landing have to do with Downtown? 

New Story: Kona Skatepark

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Local kids who felt bummed about their swamp-dreary working-class hometown in the late 1970s were surprised by the arrival of Kona, but skateboarding’s the blue-collar ballet of concrete Jax.