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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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Gainesville Workers Rally To Raise Minimum Wage

Fight for $15

The Fight for $15 and Union Rights movement rally to raise the minimum wage took place in over 20 cities in Florida Tuesday as part of National Day of Action. The local rally was organized by the Alachua County Labor Coalition and took place at Northwest 13th Street and West University Avenue.

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