SPAR Announces UF Health Week in Springfield

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (May 6, 2021) –  Springfield Preservation and Revitalization, or SPAR, is excited to announce that Historic Springfield has been chosen as the host site for UF Health Week May 10–14. While much of the public honors health care workers daily, UF Health hosts a special celebration annually, which coincides with National Hospital Week. UF Health is the third largest employer in the city, and SPAR aims to introduce employees to the unique businesses in the Springfield Historic District. 

To show appreciation for UF Health’s role in the community, more than 14 local businesses have partnered with SPAR to offer discounts and incentives to UF Health employees. It is a prime example of the unique opportunities that SPAR looks for to promote Historic Springfield’s commercial corridors. Local business owners feel that UF Health employees who experience the personality of the neighborhood will become regular customers. Seeing more UF Health badges on Main Street and throughout the neighborhood will become an everyday experience. 

“We love our health care heroes and want them to feel appreciated every day. When UF Health reached out to work on incorporating Springfield into its festivities, SPAR jumped at the chance to help. It was easy to line up to get our businesses to agree,” Kelly Rich, SPAR executive director, said. “This ‘Front Porch Community’ loves an occasion to welcome people to experience the neighborhood. Hosting UF Health is just another way to highlight the neighborhood they’re so proud of.”


Participating Businesses include:

  1. 1 Foxy Lady Cafe & Catering
  2. 1748 Bakehouse
  3. An Olde Tyme Hardware
  4. Crispy's Springfield Gallery
  5. Hola! Mexican Restaurant
  6. Hyperion Brewing Company
  7. Icecapade Frozen Treats
  8. Makeup Crazy Beauty
  9. Social Grounds Coffee
  10. Springfield Nutrition
  11. Springfield Preservation & Revitalization
  12. Strings Sports Brewery
  13. Sweet Christi's
  14. The District
  15. Uptown Kitchen and Bar
  16. Wafaa 'N Mike's Cafe