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City Hall Investigating Complaints Of Public Defecation At Downtown Business Entrances

Downtown Gainesville

A voicemail to Gainesville City Hall from a South Main Street business owner frustrated over finding someone had again defecated at the entrance to his business has prompted the city to investigate. Gainesville Mayor Lauren Poe, who received the voicemail earlier this week, said he has asked the city manager, the police chief and code enforcement to look into the problem as quickly as possible.

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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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