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Hardback Cafe Makes A Comeback

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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Local Vendors Fear National Pumpkin Shortage

Heavy rains led to a national pumpkin shortage this year, and many farmers across the country have resorted to purchasing pumpkins at auctions multiple times per week to meet the demands of customers. Local pumpkin vendors have seen an increase in sales due to heightened media coverage.

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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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