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Thursday, May 30, 2024

What businesses should come to the Paddock Mall?

Over the past year alone, the Paddock Mall has seen the addition of numerous apparel stores, the announcement of a new Popeyes, and the start of construction on a new artisan market.

Located at 3100 SW College Road, the mall has increased its shopping and dining offerings in recent years through the additions of Reeds Jewelers, Florida Fishin’ Apparel, Torrid, Windsor, Go Green CBD, Fit2Run Runner’s Superstore, and Perfekta Colombian Shapewear. 

Florida Fishin' Apparel
Florida Fishin’ Apparel opened at the Paddock Mall in March. (Staff photo)

In addition to the shopping and dining options, the mall has also welcomed entertainment businesses like My Little Town Kids’ Indoor Playground and Firehouse Urban Axe Throwing.

Currently, the Paddock Market is targeting a fall opening for its new artisan market, which hopes to offer several dining and art vendor options.

Renderings of Paddock Market in front of old Sears at Paddock Mall
The Paddock Market is currently under construction at the Paddock Mall. (April 2024)

Miniso, which specializes in plush toys, clothes, and hundreds of other “lifestyle” products, is working on a spot in the mall, which will be its first in Ocala.

Miniso at Paddock Mall in Ocala
Miniso is under build out at Paddock Mall in Ocala. (April 2024)

Popeyes is being built out in the food court at the mall.

In light of all the shopping, dining, and entertainment options that have become available at the mall in recent years, and those that are planning to open in the near future, we thought it pertinent to ask readers what other businesses they would like to see at the mall.

What dining, shopping, entertainment, or other businesses would you like to see come to Paddock Mall? Share your thoughts in a comment or a letter to the editor.