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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
Gainesville is finally beginning to (slowly) open back up for business. Following a deep cleanse of the building, the city's Museum of Natural History has opened, albeit with some restrictions. Customers will be forced to follow a pre-set path through the museum, and the exhibits with interactive...
07/29/2020
REI, a national chain that sells clothes and gear for the outdoors, has moved to Gainesville. The company announced this month that it would be opening a 23,000 square foot store at Butler Town Center, although its opening would come with restrictions to help combat the novel coronavirus. REI is ...
07/29/2020
A 617,000 square foot warehouse in Ocala, FL that will one day become an Amazon fulfillment center has been sold for just under $60M, according to Marion County property records. The Connecticut-based company CFI Ocala Property, LLC spent about $50M to build the warehouse, and sold it for a profi...
07/29/2020
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