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Overview Of 352walls Project And Its Future

Artists, Andrews Antonaccio and Filio Glavez, of 2Alas projected their mural onto the side of the Hector Gallery so that they could trace and paint their work more easily. Photo by Sarah Kimbro/WUFT News.

With the completion of phase one of Gainesville’s 352walls project, the Gainesville-Alachua County Art in Public Places Trust met Monday to discuss the project's shortcomings and plans for the future. Specific safety and environmental guidelines regarding waste disposal, highline preparation, and how to handle the paint and leftover materials, are at the forefront of plans for the project.

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Hardback Cafe Makes A Comeback

The new bar at the Hardback Cafe, on the top level of the venue with a patio overlooking University Avenue, is almost completed. The bar will serve local beer and Sweetwater Coffee. (Kirsten Chuba / WUFT News)

Alan Bushnell, the previous owner of the Hardback Cafe, has decided to reopen the locally famous venue 15 years after its closing. The Hardback brought in both national and local acts and played a big role in Gainesville's music and arts culture in the '90s. Bushnell closed the cafe to attend law school but is now ready to reopen and bring the atmosphere back to Gainesville.

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