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Gainesville Black Businesses May Soon Have Opportunity For Growth

A server works behind the counter at the Twisted Peacock restaurant recently. (Bria Wood/WUFT News)

Black owned businesses are plenty in Gainesville and have the support of the new District 1 Business Council. The council will focus on creating economic activity and opportunity for East Gainesville through partnerships with organizations like the Alachua County Chapter of the NAACP, the Community Redevelopment Agency and others.

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Is A Bailey Bridge The Solution To This Collapsed Alachua County Creek Crossing?

A Northeast 96th Avenue resident looks across the collapsed bridge that leads to her neighborhood. Almost a year since its collapse, area residents wait for a permanent solution. (Photo by Lisandranette Rios/WUFT News)

Alachua County Commissioner Robert Hutchinson continues to look for a temporary solution to the collapsed crossing on Northeast 96th Avenue — a portable, pre-fabricated, truss bridge used by the military to move heavy equipment. But he's had no luck in finding one yet. Alachua County CoAlmost a year since the bridge on Northeast 96th Avenue in Gainesville collapsed after a storm, area residents are still parking their cars and walking across the collapsed bridge to their homes every day.

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