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Three Restaurants Vying For One Space In Bo Diddley Plaza

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

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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City Commission And Mayor Plan Tax Incentives To Revitalize East Gainesville’s “Food Desert”

Gainesville District 1 City Commissioner Charles Goston, Mayor Ed Braddy and other officials met recently to brainstorm ways to bring supermarkets and restaurants to East Gainesville. That area of town has only two full-service grocery stores, while West Gainesville has 24. Because of the dearth of supermarkets, East Gainesville has been labeled a "food desert," by the USDA.

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Resident Volunteers Keep Dignity Village Standing

Tygur Scott, the 34-year-old lead advocate coordinator in Dignity Village, picks up trash littering the village's wash basin area. Scott, alongside his group of volunteers known as community advocates, works to keep Dignity Village clean and mediate disputes between residents whenever they might arise.

Community volunteers, like Tygur Scott, help clean and maintain Dignity Village. Dignity Village's future is not clear, but the volunteer group's work helps until the city figures out how to manage the tent neighborhood, according to Lieutenant Rob Koehler of the Gainesville City Police Department.

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