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Rail Yard District Tour & Reception

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 from 5 – 7 p.m.

Outdoor Tent at Rethreaded

820 Barnett St., Jacksonville, FL 32209


Photo Credit: Jacksonville Farmer’s Market

Come network, learn a little about the Rail Yard District both from the comfort of your own vehicle and at an outdoor reception at the end of your tour. There will be door prizes for the first 50 guests to complete our mystery tour activity. After your self-guided tour in your own vehicle, you’ll get to hear brief presentations while you enjoy beverages from Tabula Rasa Brewing and individual snacks.

Speakers at 6:15 p.m.: 

  • Annie Murphy, Owner of Eco Relics and Vice President of Rail Yard District Business Council
  • Bruce Fafard (NLS 2016), President, Leadership Jacksonville
  • Jackie Peterson, Owner of Tabula Rasa Brewing
  • Kristen Keen (LJ 2016), Founder and President of Rethreaded

Social distancing measures will be in place at this outdoor event and face masks will be required for any businesses that you might enter.

Rain or shine event. The reception is outdoors but tents will be set up for rain protection.

Registration is encouraged by October 22 and we will email your tour instructions on October 27.


Thank you to our sponsor Community First Credit Union.

Thank you to our partners.

Eco Relics is committed to reducing waste, repurposing supplies, and providing reclaimed and discount building materials to our community.

We are passionate about investing in our Northeast Florida community through salvaging building materials from various sources and selling them at a fraction of the retail cost. In keeping with our mission of reusing and re-purposing, we’ve set up shop in a historic railroad depot in the heart of Rail Yard District in Downtown Jacksonville.

The Rail Yard District is located minutes from downtown Jacksonville and the Prime Osborn Convention Center and easily accessible from both I-95 and I-10. Geographically, we represent 4.5 miles of businesses with close to 3 billion dollars in sales. There is a lot happening in the yard!

The business council currently represents over 65 businesses employing more than 4500 employees.  The businesses in the yard range from longstanding businesses such as Beaver Street Fisheries & Load King to newcomers like Tabula Rasa who have successfully adapted abandoned warehouses and factory buildings for new uses.

Rethreaded’s mission is to renew hope, reignite dreams and release potential for survivors of human trafficking through business. We provide long term employment in our purposeful gift company for survivors of human trafficking coupled with mental health and care management services. We run a purposeful gift company that makes gifts that change lives.

Tabula Rasa Brewing is a family-owned company.  Jackie and Randy Peterson, and their son Ryan are the owners.  We believe that craft beers are works of art.  A great beer is a flavor experience and is best enjoyed with family and friends.  We have built our brewery and taproom with that in mind.  We focus on quality starting with the water we use all the way through the finish product.  We have a great green space out back with firepit. Open Tuesday – Sunday.

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