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Construction continues for the space where the new restaurant will go. Three entrepreneurs submitted proposals for restaurants they wish to open.

Three Restaurants Vying For One Space In Bo Diddley Plaza

Three separate proposals were submitted by Gainesville entrepreneurs with the hopes of being chosen to open their restaurant in Bo Diddley Community Plaza. The Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency hopes to choose a new restaurant by the end of the year, according to Lynn Janoski, the city manager with the Gainesville CRA.

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Residents in Duval Heights meet with Gainesville police officers to discuss issues in their community.

Dialogues Between Police, Community Promote Positive Change

The Gainesville Police Department and The River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding are bringing dialogues to the communities around Gainesville to hear from people who have issues in their neighborhoods. These police-community dialogues are expanding and promoting positive change, and RPCP believes that healthy communication breaks the cycle of violence and creates safer communities.

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