Tag Archives: downtown

Residents Call For Removal Of Local Confederate Statue

By on June 30th, 2015 | Last updated: July 1, 2015 at 4:43 pm

Following the Charleston massacre, Alachua County residents call for the removal of a statue outside the Alachua County Administration Building that commemorates the Confederate dead. Supporters do not believe the statue is still relevant and hope that removing it will bring attention to the greater issue of white supremacy.

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Club Closure A Blow To Local Flow Arts Community

By on April 21st, 2015 | Last updated: April 21, 2015 at 5:44 pm

Gainesville’s flow arts and electronic dance community respond to the closing of The Motor Room. The local club, which was best known for its dance nights, closed its doors after seven years.

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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 Record Fair Brings Joy To Vinyl Enthusiasts

By on March 16th, 2015 | Last updated: March 16, 2015 at 12:52 pm

The third Annual Gainesville Record Fair took place Sudnay at The Wooly in Downtown Gainesville. The fair featured 20 sellers and 25 tables.

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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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Cigarette Receptacles Making Impact Downtown

By on November 13th, 2014 | Last updated: November 13, 2014 at 5:26 pm

The local Cigarette Litter Prevention Program is seeing success after the installation of more than two dozen cigarette receptacles in the downtown area. The program hopes to expand into midtown, despite vandalization by the homeless.

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Historic Lake City Hotel to Undergo $14 Million Renovation

By on November 6th, 2014 | Last updated: November 6, 2014 at 12:01 pm

A project to renovate the historic Blanche Hotel in downtown Lake City will soon be underway. Lake City Mayor Stephen Witt said he is hoping the renovations bring new allure to downtown Lake City.

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St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Ocala to bring food, entertainment

By on March 15th, 2013 | Last updated: March 15, 2013 at 3:41 pm

St. Patrick’s Day fans can chow down on corned beef and cabbage while listening to authentic Celtic music at Ocala’s annual festival.

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