Tag Archives: Bo Diddley Community Plaza

Many Gainesville Market Vendors Disappointed With Relocation

By on June 12th, 2015 | Last updated: June 11, 2015 at 9:23 pm

The relocation of the Union Street Farmers Market downtown location has brought changes for vendors. Charlie Lybrand, owner of Land of Flowers Farms and director of the market, said his business has decreased 50 percent since the move. Others saw increases.

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Bo Diddley Plaza Renovations Bring In New Era

By on February 25th, 2015 | Last updated: February 25, 2015 at 7:24 pm

Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville is closing Sunday for renovations. The renovations are expected to last one year and will include additions to the performance area, a new café, an informational kiosk and relocating an existing bus stop.

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Traveling Exhibit Remembers Florida Blues History

By on February 17th, 2015 | Last updated: February 19, 2015 at 1:25 pm

Blues music has taken over Gainesville in the form of an exhibit at the Matheson History Museum. “Florida’s Got the Blues” runs through April 30 and showcases the history of blues music in North Central Florida.

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MLK Day Celebration Presents Scholarship, Honors Gainesville Community Leader

By on January 19th, 2015 | Last updated: January 19, 2015 at 12:52 pm

Monday morning, people gathered around Martin Luther King Jr.’s memorial statue downtown to see Vivian Haynes inducted into the MLK Commission of Florida’s Hall of Fame.

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Gainesville Market Vendors Voice Concern Over Bo Diddley

By on November 18th, 2014 | Last updated: November 18, 2014 at 4:34 pm

After learning about the Bo Diddley Community Plaza redevelopment efforts come early 2015, local Gainesville market vendors are raising concern about the possibility of being relocated to a different area.

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Pictures: Thousands Attend 33rd Gainesville Downtown Festival And Art Show

By on November 10th, 2014 | Last updated: November 10, 2014 at 12:08 pm

The 33rd Downtown Festival and Art Show drew artists, musicians, food vendors and attendees to the streets of downtown Gainesville this weekend.

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Fest Expands Into Bo Diddley Plaza After Ordinance Changes

By on October 28th, 2014 | Last updated: October 29, 2014 at 3:41 pm

Punk music festival Fest will have bands perform for the first time at Bo Diddley Community Plaza Halloween weekend. The use of the venue comes with ordinance changes Fest organizers have been waiting three years for.

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One-Stop Shelter Aims To Be Sole Provider For The Homeless

By and on April 24th, 2014 | Last updated: April 24, 2014 at 6:03 pm

A new Gainesville homeless shelter is requesting other local services to stop catering to the homeless in the downtown area.

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In The News: Plaza To Undergo Redesign, One-year Anniversary Of Boston Bombing, Gainesville Firefighters Recognized Statewide, Military To Open Combat Jobs To Women

By and on April 15th, 2014 | Last updated: April 15, 2014 at 11:54 am

Plans to redesign plaza beginning to take shape – After four years of discussing the redesign of Bo Diddley Community Plaza, city commissioners are working on a plan. The proposed project would open up the plaza to University Avenue in […]

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Area Residents Remember King With Celebration and Fellowship

By and on January 21st, 2014 | Last updated: January 23, 2014 at 10:11 am

Members of the Gainesville community celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a march and gospel event.

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