New Jacksonville selfie studios increase in the Instagram earth | Jax Day by day Record | Jacksonville Day by day History

Experienced the inventors of the smartphone known how the products would most frequently be utilized, they in all probability would have known as it “the selfie.” 

The smartphone is a conversation product, but these days as an alternative of verbal messages, they often are used to build visual remembrances shared on social media.

Now, even the selfie is evolving from a spur-of-the-minute self-portrait into a prepared occasion. 

Selfie photo studios are now a thing in Jacksonville.

Both equally Selfie WRLD Jax and Selfie Photography get the job done on the identical premise. Shoppers lease time and acquire pics in elaborately adorned booths and rooms that give a backdrop for self-expression. Ringlight stands deliver ideal lights and a cellular phone mount. A handheld Bluetooth button snaps the self-portrait.

Selfie WRLD Jax franchise homeowners Asa and Priscilla Maass in the Orange You Pleased booth, one particular of 20 at their 11112 San Jose Blvd. company.

The husband and spouse team of Asa and Priscilla Maass, which purchased a Selfie WRLD franchise, have labored alongside one another in many enterprises through their 20-12 months relationship. 

As social influencers on YouTube and Facebook, they saw the probable of a selfie studio and purchased the franchise this yr. 

It is a single of 25 franchises all over the country started off by Ashley Wilkerson, a photographer in Des Moines, Iowa, who produced the small business immediately after COVID stalled her marriage and industrial images enterprise.

The Maasses mentioned Selfie WRLD Jax was a $100,000 financial

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Demolition contractor wishes to implode Berkman Plaza II | Jax Each day Report | Jacksonville Every day Record

Implosion is now the most secure way to demolish the Berkman Plaza II, the contractor tearing down the 18-story construction said Aug. 23.

Pece of Mind Environmental Inc. President Steve Pece reported his staff ideas to file an amended permit application with the metropolis by the close of this week to implode the unfinished 14-12 months-outdated setting up at 500 E. Bay St. 

Structural issues observed Aug. 19 halted demolition do the job. The town briefly closed a section of Bay Avenue and the Northbank Riverwalk all over the Berkman II on Aug. 20 till the area was considered secure.

“At this level, primarily based upon our knowledge and the advice of our structural engineer, the most secure way to end the demolition will be to implode it,” Pece mentioned.

Pece of Head is drafting the implosion course of action for the Berkman and safety ideas for the bordering constructions. 

Demolition crews get the job done at the Berlman Plaza II at 500 E. Bay St. on Aug. 12.

Pece reported it will just take three to 4 weeks to get ready the Berkman II for implosion just after the city approves the amended allow. 

It will get about two months to get rid of the rubble and the work ought to be completed by the conclude of the calendar year, he mentioned.

Jacksonville Riverfront Revitalization LLC paid $5.503 million for the property April 21 as a result of PB Riverfront Revitalization of Jacksonville LLC from previous proprietor 500 East

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Henri breaks NYC rain record right after landfall in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Tropical Storm Henri blasted much of the Northeast with significant winds and file-smashing rainfall after making landfall in the Rhode Island city of Westerly on Sunday.

As of 8 p.m. EDT Sunday, the middle of the storm was situated near Hartford, Connecticut, with winds of up to 35 mph. Henri is envisioned to weaken to a tropical depression Sunday evening, the National Hurricane Heart said, with further more weakening Monday.

But the storm is still envisioned to generate a large amount of rainfall. Flooding is predicted by means of Monday in parts of Very long Island, New England, eastern New York and northeast Pennsylvania, the hurricane centre explained.

President Joe Biden explained at an afternoon briefing that he has permitted unexpected emergency declarations for Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York, which activates recovery cash. He said he has been in get hold of with the governors of the states most probably to be afflicted.

“I urged them to acquire edge of the guidance FEMA can give in progress,” Biden claimed. “I’m committed to do every little thing we can to help their communities by means of the storm and afterwards.”

Henri was forecast to slow down and maybe stall in close proximity to the Connecticut-New York border Sunday night, followed by an east-northeastward movement across northern Connecticut and southern Massachusetts on Monday. A slower forward speed suggests the storm could dump extra rain on all those areas.

The storm pummeled the location perfectly right before landfall. 

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The Marbut Report: Regional lawyers are rated No. 1 in the nation | Jax Day-to-day Record | Jacksonville Day-to-day Document

From still left, American Board of Trial Advocates Jacksonville 2021 President David Dunlap Wayne Hogan Joshua Whitman R. Scott Costantino ABOTA Jacksonville 2020 President Corinne Hodak FLABOTA Quick Earlier President Judge Nelly Khouzam ABOTA Jacksonville President-elect Brian Currie and Thomas Edwards.

Even with the restriction on person-to-human being get in touch with for the reason that of the pandemic, 2020 was an active year for the Jacksonville Chapter of the American Board of Demo Advocates.

ABOTA’s national board awarded the 2020 Chapter of the Year Award in the 100 or a lot more members category to the group of plaintiffs’ and defense civil lawyers for its neighborhood involvement.

“It was the first year we passed the 100-member mark. I am so satisfied for our chapter,” claimed Corrine Hodak, 2020 ABOTA Jacksonville president.

Hodak mentioned the chapter started out the yr with a Demo Academy just before the constraints went into outcome in March.

In partnership with the Chester Bedell Inn of Court, chapter users who are expert trial legal professionals, joined by area judges, presented a 3-day educational software for attorneys with 5 or much less yrs of working experience arguing scenarios in court.

“I believe the lawyers figured out as considerably as the students acquired and they established mentoring associations,” Hodak reported.

The chapter also ongoing its tradition of supporting civics training in general public educational institutions.

The yearly “law school” applications for center faculty instructors and learners were being presented on movie, as was the yearly literacy application

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September date set for Redwire merger | Jax Day by day Report | Jacksonville Daily Record

Genesis Park Acquisition Corp. established Sept. 1 as the date for its shareholders conference to vote on its merger with Jacksonville-based place technologies organization Redwire.

Houston-primarily based Genesis Park is a particular purpose acquisition company that agreed in March to merge with Redwire.

The merger, which must be accomplished shortly right after the shareholders meeting, will make Redwire Corp. a public business.

Immediately after reporting to start with-quarter earnings of $36 million, Genesis Park reported in a information release last 7 days it is self-assured Redwire will meet up with its projection of $163 million in income for all of 2021.

It explained Redwire has $280 million in buy backlog and $220 million in bids submitted that are awaiting a selection.

Duos Technologies impacted by COVID-19 delays

Although moving forward with strategies for a new Jacksonville headquarters, Duos Systems Group Inc.’s enterprise has been impacted by COVID-19 pandemic-associated delays.

Duos, which provides technologies largely for railroads, has found organization slow not only because of deal delays with shoppers but also the international pc chip scarcity, which affects its techniques.

“We are encountering delays in acquiring vital factors for our rail car inspection portals, such as superior cameras and superior-pace servers, which are significant to our inspection portals,” CEO Chuck Ferry claimed in Duos’ quarterly convention contact final week, according to a enterprise transcript.

“In response, we are taking specified steps to mitigate some of these concerns this kind of as obtaining extended guide moments in advance of official recognize to

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Development Now | Jax Day by day Record | Jacksonville Day by day File

Small business Condo

Bardol Arden and Jerry Peters, 5732 Spring Park Road, contractor is Mediterranean Construction & Roofing Inc., 10,913 sq. feet, new creating, $195,000.


  • G.F. Florida Madison/Lexington LLC, 7750 Bayberry Highway, No. 1, contractor is G.F. Florida Working Alpha Inc., 2,360 sq. toes, tenant develop-out, $95,700.
  • Florida Plastic Recycling Co. LLC, 5220 New Kings Road, No. 3, contractor is Smarter Transforming, 140,560 square feet, renovation, $83,390.
  • CHEP Services, 3509 Port Jacksonville Parkway, contractor is Citory Methods LLC, 480 sq. ft, walkway canopy addition, $25,329.

Place of work, Financial institution, Expert

  • Group First Credit history Union, 637 N. Lee St., contractor is Dav-Lin Inside Contractors Inc., 17,487 sq. feet, alteration, $528,479.
  • Ryder Truck Rental, 9617 Florida Mining Blvd. E., contractor is Spatco Strength Solutions LLC, storage tank removal and installation, $450,000.
  • Aspiration Finders Homes Inc., 14701 Philips Highway, contractor is Moducomm Enhancement Inc., 2,425 square toes, tenant build-out, $229,612.
  • Sheltair Jacksonville Intercontinental LLC, 14600 Whirlwind Ave., contractor is Acon Design Co. Inc., 1,623 sq. toes, inside establish-out, $180,538.
  • East Coastline Compounding & Pharmacy LLC, 1617 Atlantic Blvd., contractor is Rebeca Bernard Customized Houses LLC, 2,650 square feet, tenant establish-out, $100,000.
  • Regency Tower Holdings Inc., 9550 Regency Sq. Blvd., contractor is Austen Builders Inc., set up exterior doorway and staircase, $31,327.
  • Eleventh Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church Inc., 101 E. Union St., No. 301, Howard Building LLC, harm mend, $22,484.


  • Tea Poke Spot Inc., 4076 Belfort Street, contractor is The Shrout Cos. Inc., 2,046 square feet,
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