Color guard standing outside of the new Wal-Mart during opening ceremonies.

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The fire destruction on the night of Dec. 5, 2016, at Lightning Salvage, part of Satchel's Pizza. (Courtesy of Gainesville Fire Rescue)

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Satchel's Pizza also caught fire and was nearly destroyed in early 2012, but it reopened later that year with the help of a fundraiser.