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NW 8th Avenue Lanes In Gainesville Closed For Construction

8th Avenue construction

A heads up for your travels around Gainesville over the coming weeks: you will hit a traffic delay or two on NW 8th Avenue. Multiple lanes are closed for construction, and while construction will pause for Thanksgiving and on Friday, it will resume Monday. Gainesville’s Public Works Department has resurfaced the east …

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Hardback Cafe Makes A Comeback

The new bar at the Hardback Cafe, on the top level of the venue with a patio overlooking University Avenue, is almost completed. The bar will serve local beer and Sweetwater Coffee. (Kirsten Chuba / WUFT News)

Alan Bushnell, the previous owner of the Hardback Cafe, has decided to reopen the locally famous venue 15 years after its closing. The Hardback brought in both national and local acts and played a big role in Gainesville's music and arts culture in the '90s. Bushnell closed the cafe to attend law school but is now ready to reopen and bring the atmosphere back to Gainesville.

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