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Babe Ruth Softball World Series Expected To Boost Local Economy

By on July 31st, 2015 | Last updated: July 31, 2015 at 3:13 pm

The Hal Brady Recreation Complex in Alachua and Champions Park in Newberry are hosting teams for the Babe Ruth League World Series. Sixty-one teams will compete in various tournament styles beginning on July 31 and ending with the championship games on August 4.

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Inexpensive Business Model Provides Success for Local Food Trucks

By on July 29th, 2015 | Last updated: July 29, 2015 at 4:50 pm

Off The Griddle is one of the food trucks in Gainesville that provide alternative dining options. Michael Musoke, owner of Off The Griddle, said the trucks cost between $20,000 to $100,000, which is less than it would to open and maintain a restaurant.

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Gainesville Strives To Become Florida’s Technology Hub

By on July 28th, 2015 | Last updated: July 28, 2015 at 6:22 pm

Florida’s tax-friendly laws and Gainesville’s status as a college town makes it an attractive location for tech companies.

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Memorial Held for Gainesville Entrepreneur

By on July 25th, 2015 | Last updated: July 27, 2015 at 12:52 pm

A memorial for Josh Greenberg, the co-founder of music streaming service Grooveshark, was held Friday evening at the Phillips Center. He was found dead in his home July 19.

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City Commission Passes Ordinance To Regulate Uber

By on June 19th, 2015 | Last updated: June 30, 2015 at 1:05 pm

In an effort to even the scales, the Gainesville City Commission voted Thursday afternoon to regulate app-based transportation services like Uber. The ordinance will hold them to standards similar to those of traditional taxi drivers.

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Local Businesses Prepare To Fight Anticipated Summer Slump

By on June 5th, 2015 | Last updated: June 5, 2015 at 3:28 pm

As summer rolls around and students leave north central Florida, local businesses make plans to fight the economic slump. This year, however, has been better than previous ones.

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Cedar Key Bridge Closing Causes Debate

By on June 5th, 2015 | Last updated: June 5, 2015 at 1:31 pm

A bridge in Cedar Key that acts as the local thoroughfare is closing down for maintenance. Residents are concerned that closure will affect the local economy.

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Steamers Makes A Comeback, Opening In Bo Diddley Plaza

By on April 1st, 2015 | Last updated: April 6, 2015 at 3:52 pm

Four years after it closed, Steamers restaurant is back again with a new location. Owner Artie Guy is bringing the restaurant back to Gainesville in Bo Diddley Plaza. Set for an opening in May, the dining place will be in a central hub amid plaza renovations.

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Gainesville Responds to Low Grades on NAACP Report Card

By on March 13th, 2015 | Last updated: March 13, 2015 at 6:01 pm

The City of Gainesville’s Equal Opportunity Committee met last Tuesday to continue to discuss a report card that indicated minorities are underrepresented in the city government.

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Three Unlikely Business Owners Expand Gainesville Company To Tallahassee

By on February 17th, 2015 | Last updated: February 17, 2015 at 2:31 pm

Manuel Zelaya, his brother Daniel and their longtime friend Marc Charbel are in their mid-twenties and co-founders of Lazy Delivery, a business that delivers groceries and other items from physical stores to area residents. They are expanding their business to Tallahassee later this month.

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