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Thursday, June 17, 2021

Liquor store applying for permit at new west Ocala location

A liquor store with a location on the east side of Ocala is applying for a license to sell alcohol at a new west location. 

Discount Liquor, which currently operates a location at 1419 NE 25th Avenue, is looking to open shop at 1500 West Silver Springs Boulevard. The company will make the request to sell beer, wine and liquor at the location during the June 1 meeting of the Ocala City Council. 

Located at one of the most prominent intersections in Ocala, the strip mall, which has seen a revolving-door of vendors in recent years, sits at the intersection of SW Martin Luther King Jr avenue and West Silver Springs Boulevard. 

According to state corporate records, the new business is owned and operated by PHR Ocala, LLC, which was formed in February of this year. That company is one multiple listings owned and operated by the same group from Starke, Florida. 

A recent resident’s comments about the number of gas stations in Ocala has sparked discussion about the types of businesses being welcomed across the city.

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