New café preparing to open its doors at popular spot in Hollywood 16 Plaza

- Advertisement -

A new café is preparing to open in a familiar spot in Ocala.

Beginning Feb. 1, The Gathering Café will take over in the location that was formerly occupied by Sips by JJ, located at 2601 SW 19th Avenue Rd. in the Hollywood 16 Plaza.

The Gathering Place is scheduled to open on Saturday, Feb. 1 and will replace Sips by JJ in the Hollywood 16 Plaza in Ocala.

Ocala resident Sarah M. Partee shows off her new café, The Gathering Place, which is located in the old Sips by JJ eatery at 2601 SW 19th Avenue Rd. in Ocala.

The new eatery is owned by Ocala resident Sarah M. Partee, who on Tuesday posted photos on her Facebook page of the new café’s sign, a specialty coffee, a breakfast dish and her smiling at the door of the establishment. The café promises to offer great coffee, delicious food and good company.

On her Florida Division of Corporations filing – also known as sunbiz.org – Partee lists herself and fellow Ocala residents David E. and Teri L. Armstrong as managers of the business. The paperwork was filed this past Dec. 6 and lists the official name of the restaurant as The Gathering Room Café & Bakery, LLC.

The former occupant of the building, Sips by JJ, had been in business for four years. It offered gourmet coffees, macaroons, cupcakes, pastries, iced tea and smoothies and was open on weekdays and Saturday.

The asking price for the eatery was $49,900. It was listed by Dawn-Marie Crown with Transworld Business Brokers. She offered Realtors a “finder’s fee” of $3,000 if they brought a buyer to the table and the transaction was completed.

Tasty dishes appear to be on the horizon at The Gathering Place, a new café that will open at 2601 SW 19th Avenue Rd. on Saturday, Feb. 1.

Crown also handled the listings for the Cup O’ The Irish when it went up for sale for $45,000 in November and the Charlie Horse Restaurant and Lounge when it was put on the market for $799,000 in August. Cup O’ The Irish, located at 3323 SE Maricamp Rd. in the Maricamp Square Plaza, now houses Papa Pineapples, which offers freshly made Hawaiian taco dishes, burritos and popular rice bowls. It is owned by Scott Snyder and his wife, Natalie, of Summerfield and held its grand opening in December.

Photos in Ocala, Florida

Subscribe for email updates

* indicates required

Headlines

Ocala City Council hopes to conduct upcoming District 2 election strictly by mail

Twists and turns keep coming in the quest to fill the vacated District 2 seat on the Ocala City Council.

Scorned Ocala woman jailed after nasty tiff with guy pal over another woman

An Ocala woman was jailed last week after a violent tussle with her man friend over another woman.

Two Marion County men succumb to Coronavirus as state hits 12,350 cases

Two Marion County residents have died as a result of the COVID-19 virus.

United Way and CEP team up to help residents struggling amid COVID-19 crisis

United Way of Marion County and the Ocala/Marion Chamber and Economic Partnership have come together to strengthen the community amid the Coronavirus crisis.

CareerSource network to assist with unemployment compensation claims

The CareerSource Florida network is now empowered to assist Floridians in applying for unemployment compensation.

Business

Ocala businesses shutter doors in wake of COVID-19 fallout

Businesses across the city of Ocala shuttered their doors Friday morning in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic that has ground the nation to a halt. 

The Fiery Chef serving up ‘Ready to Eat Meals’ at new east Ocala location

The Fiery Chef has opened the doors on its new east Ocala location in hopes of serving up "Ready to Eat Meals" to the local community. 

Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar opens new Ocala location at Market Street at Heathbrook

Shuckin' Shack Oyster Bar opened the doors on their new Ocala location at Market Street at Heathbrook this week.

Mojo Grill is a must-visit restaurant in Ocala

The Mojo Grill and Catering Company, which has multiple locations throughout Marion, Lake and Sumter counties, is a must-visit restaurant in Ocala.

Epic Theatres opens doors at new Ocala location

Epic Theatres opened the doors on its new Ocala location earlier this month.

More Headlines