Southside Jacksonville Florida is blooming with various entertaining options. Although, newer building is taking place, some neighborhoods date back to the 1950s. Fortunately, today Southside Jacksonville has great ideas and creative new fun things to do. Located in Southside Jacksonville, is Cinemark Tinseltown 20 and two upscale shopping malls known as The Avenues and St. John's Town Center. The Avenues contains over 150 of today's popular specialty retail stores which include: Dillard's, Abercrombie & Fitch, Banana Republic, Belk, Talbots, Pottery Barn, Sears, Parisian, and many more. On top of that, The Avenues has been known to sponsor multiple talent searches such as American Idol, game tournaments, and other niche showings that keep the crowds constantly pouring in. This famous shopping mall has been known to supply many celebrities from near and far with their desires as well. So be prepared to see some hot celeb faces when shopping in this mall! Nearby the mall, there is a great variation of restaurants to choose from, such as Tony Romas, Chao Cajun, Don Pablo's, Ruby Tuesday, and even the five star Buca Di Beppo. Southside Jacksonville Florida's newest addition is St. John's Town Center. This location has numerous stores: Louis Vuitton, Barnes & Noble, Ashley Furniture, Ann Taylor, Anthropologie, Buckle, Gap, J. Crew, Bare Essentials and many more of this magnitude. St. John's Town Center sponsors community events in Park Green and Town Square or simply choose to dine at The Capital Grille, The Cheesecake Factory, Maggiano's Little Italy, and many more!