Business and development

City Commission Approves Koppers Superfund Settlement Money to Fix Stephen Foster Roads

Several roads in the Stephen Foster neighborhood will soon receive long-awaited renovations. Gainesville’s City Commission authorized the use of money from its years-prior settlement with Beazer East regarding the Koppers Superfund site to fix roadways between Northwest 26th Avenue and Northwest 31st Lane, according to Betsy Waite, project manager for …

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Gainesville To Allow Alcohol In Vehicles for Hire

Taking a “roadie” to the bar is legal again in Gainesville, in some circumstances, including Uber. The city passed an ordinance allowing open alcoholic beverage containers in vehicles for hire Thursday. The clause states that drivers cannot be in possession of open alcoholic beverage containers, but does allow passengers to have them in …

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Retailers Optimistic For Shortened Tax Holiday

Parents and other shoppers looking for tax breaks on clothes and school supplies will have to head to the stores this weekend. While Florida’s back-to-school sales tax “holiday” has been scaled back from last year, a major retail-industry organization said it anticipates a rush of traffic for the event, which …

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