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The city of Ocala's plans to build a Mellow Mushroom pizzeria are officially in progress. Construction recently kicked off on 2 Southwest Fort King Street to an existing structure to bring the pizza shop into Marion County. The plans call for the pizza joint to take over the two story structure a...
09/25/2020
Wu Li, known affectionately around Marion County as "Tony," recently died from complications from surgery to remove a brain tumor at the age of 46. Li was the creator and owner of Ocala's Tony's Sushi Japanese Steakhouse, which he built from scratch into one of the most popular restaurants in Mar...
09/25/2020
The Gainesville City Commission has passed a new ordinance that has sparked a great deal of conversation. New safety regulations and energy efficiency standards are set to be installed in segments over the next year. Critics have complained that the ordinance will simply drive the price of rental...
09/25/2020
The city of Gainesville, Florida may be forced to hold off on developing the eastern part of town due to a moratorium that was drawn up last month. In doing so, a stop sign has been thrown in front of plans to build new residential and commercial properties. The specific length of the moratorium ...
09/25/2020
We've all been there -- when NOTHING goes right and deals fall apart left & right.  It's been such a [you know what]-show for the past month that I had to write about it. Disaster #1New construction house, full-price contract with excited buyer.   Longer than usual contract period, capped off by ...
09/03/2020
The Swamp Restaurant, considered by many to be a staple of the University of Florida, has closed up shop to make way for a new apartment complex. The good news is that there are currently plans for the restaurant to re-open in the same location approximately eighteen months down the road. Current...
08/24/2020
Gainesville, the home of the state's flagship university, is now also home to a magnificent new Hotel Eleo. The hotel cost approximately $32M to build, and consists of 173 rooms. Nightly rates are currently between $120 and $200, with valet parking costing an additional $15 for a day.You can read...
08/24/2020
Among the plans for Earth Fare's restart is to re-open its store in Ocala, FL. The town's Shady Oaks Shopping Center will welcome the natural food market back in September, following its closure in February. In addition to re-opening its Ocala location, the supermarket chain plans to re-open seve...
08/24/2020
A few different national retail chains are set to move into Ocala. The most notable of the bunch is 7-Eleven, which is opening its first ever two stores in Ocala, both of which will be at least 4,600 square feet. Set to join them are Circle K, which will be replacing a Marathon store, and Starbuc...
08/24/2020
We stumbled across DealKillers.org and thought it was a pretty neat idea.  All of us have horror stories where a crazy appraiser came in 30% under value, or an inspector needlessly scared a buyer into cancelling a contract.This site lets you anonymously tell your story & warn others about "profes...
08/07/2020
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