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Thursday, March 23, 2023

Resident says more grocery stores are needed in Ocala

To the Editor:

Why is it that most of the big cities have a Trader Joe’s, a Whole Foods, and a Fresh Market, and yet all we get is Publix? Ocala is trying so hard to be a big city, but apparently Publix has got a monopoly of Ocala so they have no real competition. It makes no sense.

I live in Ocala Palms. I am located on U.S. Highway 27 near I-75. There is only one Publix on this road all the way to Silver Springs and going the other direction, with nothing until you get to Williston. We are building a lot of things on this road, but there is only one grocery store from Williston to Silver Springs?

Again, it makes no sense.

Dale Schultz
Ocala resident