The small business scene in Jacksonville, Florida has seen a surge of growth in 2023. From vintage boutiques to bookstores and modern boutiques, new businesses are popping up all around the city. With major retailers also opening at Gateway Town Center and Regency Square Mall changing ownership, the local business scene is more vibrant than ever.
As the holiday shopping season approaches, small businesses are preparing for Small Business Saturday. Independent bookstores such as Happy Medium Books Cafe and Literary Lounge are among the new shops to check out and support. Femme Fire Books is also celebrating its first year in a physical location.
In addition to bookstores, Purple Mangrove offers pre-owned and vintage clothing, beverages, and plants. Sunhoney is a new modern boutique that has recently opened a storefront at Jacksonville Beach. Planet Circle sells plants, home decor, and unique gifts while Greenhouse combines a bar, coffeehouse, and shop in the Brooklyn neighborhood.
With so many new additions to the local business landscape, there’s never been a better time to explore and support small businesses in Jacksonville.