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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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Local Entrepreneurs Unite To Create High Springs Hangout

By on February 16th, 2015 | Last updated: February 16, 2015 at 5:29 pm

Two couples combine four businesses to make one large hangout for High Springs. The opening of The Corner is scheduled for next month.

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Swamp Head Becomes First Solar-Powered Brewery In Florida

By on February 13th, 2015 | Last updated: February 13, 2015 at 5:19 pm

Swamp Head Brewery has moved to a new location and installed solar panels, becoming the first solar-powered brewery in Florida. Their goal has always been to become more sustainable, and they have taken other initiatives such as buying land for preservation and aiding in conservation efforts to do so.

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Downtown Development Anchors Palatka Revitalization

By on February 13th, 2015 | Last updated: February 13, 2015 at 12:46 pm

The city of Palatka is revitalizing its downtown through several development projects. At its center is the restoration of four vacant buildings that will contain commercial, residential and retail spaces.

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Lucky’s Market Adds To Continued Restoration of Northwest 13th Street

By on January 29th, 2015 | Last updated: January 29, 2015 at 1:05 pm

Lucky’s Market is part of a growing trend of businesses opening along NW 13th Street, showing a push toward commercial restoration of the area. Other companies, retailers and small businesses may follow as a result of a more stable local economy.

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