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New Starbucks location coming to east Ocala

A new Starbucks location is coming to Maricamp Road in Ocala.

The popular cafe, which already boasts six other locations across the city, is currently under construction at 3537 SE Maricamp Road. The location sits on an outparcel that is part of the defunct Cedar Shores Plaza, which has been void of any activity since Winn Dixie vacated the space in 2015.

Starbucks on Maricamp Road
Starbucks on Maricamp Road

Earlier this year, Starbucks made headlines when it was one of the first companies that temporarily shuttered stores nationwide in response to the ongoing pandemic, including multiple locations in Ocala.

The new store hours have not yet been released and an opening date has not yet been announced.

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Crime

Ex-Romeo Elementary employee jailed for lewd and lascivious conduct on student

A former employee was jailed Thursday for lewd and lascivious conduct on a Romeo Elementary School student.

Ocala man charged with strangling and threatening woman

A 25-year-old Ocala man is still in the Marion County Jail after he allegedly strangled a woman and threatened to slit her throat early Monday.

Man sought in road rage incident identified after Marion sheriff’s Facebook post

A man who is being sought in a recent road rage incident has been identified.

Ocala man jailed after tackling roommate during fight over money

An Ocala man with a violent history was arrested after he allegedly tackled his roommate from behind, possibly breaking his leg, during an argument over money.

Business

CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion offering live workshops via Zoom platform

CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion will resume live employability workshops beginning Monday, Jan. 11 with Job Specific Resume Development.

World Equestrian Center coined ‘Disney World of Horse Industry’ by Marion County Chairman

The Marion County Commission Chairman coined the new World Equestrian Center as the "Disney World of the horse industry" recently.

Plenty of positives despite November’s mixed bag of employment news

The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion region was 6.2 percent in November – up 0.6 percentage point over the month and 2.6 percent higher than the same time last year.

Health inspector shuts down Ocala eatery after finding more than 68 rodent droppings

A health inspector ordered an Ocala restaurant to close its doors recently after finding a large quantity of rodent droppings at the eatery.

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Headlines

Ex-Romeo Elementary employee jailed for lewd and lascivious conduct on student

A former employee was jailed Thursday for lewd and lascivious conduct on a Romeo Elementary School student.

Ocala man charged with strangling and threatening woman

A 25-year-old Ocala man is still in the Marion County Jail after he allegedly strangled a woman and threatened to slit her throat early Monday.

Bee Gees tribute band to perform at upcoming First Friday Art Walk

The First Friday Art Walk in March will celebrate the disco era of the 1970s with a performance by Bee Gees Now.

Tri-county area experiences deadliest day since COVID-19 hit Florida

A whopping 63 new deaths were reported from COVID-19 in the tri-county area on Saturday, marking the largest number of fatalities reported in a single day since the deadly virus was first identified in Florida in March.

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