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For the first time, the city of Gainesville, Florida is about to have a permanent food truck park. The Midpoint Park and Eatery in the city's Innovation District is eyeing a ribbon-cutting date of spring 2021, where it will unveil four food trucks, misting fans, a "green space" and more. Longer t...
12/02/2020
After more than two years of construction, the Hilton Garden Inn has opened the doors for business in its newest location in Ocala. Consisting of over 100 rooms, as well as multiple outdoor bars and patios, the hotel sits in the Ocala Downtown Square at 120 East Silver Springs Blvd. The hotel occ...
12/02/2020
Affordable housing has not been easy to find in Gainesville for quite some time. Due to a combination of low wages and COVID-19, it's only getting more and more difficult. In fact, one report states that Gainesville has a more dire affordable housing situation than anywhere else in the country.Yo...
10/29/2020
Businesses in Ocala, both small and large, have taken financial hits as the novel coronavirus has wreaked all kinds of havoc throughout 2020. One local business had to lay off every single one of its employees, while several national chains had to close down their Ocala stores.You can read the fu...
10/29/2020
A new name has thrown its hat into the Florida real estate ring. Florida's Choice Realty has opened its doors and announced its plans to cover the Jacksonville, Gainesville, Ocala, St. Augustine, St. John's and Citra markets.You can read the full story here.
10/29/2020
As was the case in Ocala, the city of Gainesville experienced a good news-bad news month of August when it came to home sales. The Alachua County seat saw a 9% decrease in the number of home sales this past August compared to August 2019. However, the price of home sales went the other direction,...
10/29/2020
The month of August was a peculiar one for home sales in Ocala. As could have been predicted amidst COVID-19, home sales went down by 8.1% from August 2019. On the other hand, the prices rose by approximately 8.5%.You can read the full story here.
10/29/2020
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
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