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Sunday, December 10, 2023

Mellow Mushroom teases opening of Ocala location

Mellow Mushroom says it plans to open its new location in downtown Ocala next month.

Mellow Mushroom in downtown Ocala
Mellow Mushroom is nearing completion of its new location in downtown Ocala at 2 SW Fort King Street (November 10, 2023)

On Monday, the company announced that it is “coming Shroom” and is gearing up for its “much-anticipated grand opening” this December, according to a statement made through social media.

The company says that it will release the exact date of its grand opening soon.

Mellow Mushroom in Ocala (1)
Mellow Mushroom is planning to open this December. (November 10, 2023)

The restaurant is currently hiring for all positions and is hosting interviews Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. To inquire about a job, visit the restaurant’s job openings list.

Although Mellow Mushroom has been several years in the making, steady progress has been made at the restaurant over the past several weeks. Crews have been seen making final preparations inside and out at the new restaurant, which is located at 2 SW Fort King Street, across from the Marion Theatre.

In late October, signs were erected on the exterior of the building.

Mellow Mushroom
Crews from Don Bell Signs installing Mellow Mushroom sign (October 25, 2023)

At the end of September, Benmar Construction provided a brief update on the interior of the restaurant.

Interior facing kitchen at Mellow Mushroom in downtown Ocala
Mellow Mushroom is “coming soon,” according to Benmar Construction (Photo: Benmar Construction)

The opening will mark more than four years since Mellow Mushroom was first announced.

Over that time, the city’s downtown area has seen dramatic changes to traffic patterns and businesses. That includes the additions of multiple restaurants, bars, boutiques, and nearby housing units.