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Korean hot pot spot ‘coming soon’ to Ocala

A highly anticipated Korean restaurant says it is "coming soon" to Ocala.

Largest wine store in Ocala celebrating 1-year anniversary

An Ocala shop that offers nearly 500 different types of wine will soon celebrate its one-year anniversary at Six Gun Plaza.

Woman suing Dollar General in alleged stick-and-fall

A Belleview woman is suing a local dollar store alleging she became "stuck" on a floor and fell, resulting in "permanent" injuries. 

New premium pet boutique opens in southwest Ocala

A new pet boutique has opened in southwest Ocala.

Mellow Mushroom is ‘coming soon’ to Ocala

One of the most anticipated restaurants in downtown Ocala that has been in various stages of construction dating back to 2019 is nearing completion and "coming soon."

Foreclosure filed against Celebrity’s Soul Food headquarters in Ocala

A soul food restaurant franchise that opened its headquarters in Ocala in 2021 has been sued for foreclosure and has closed its locations.

New flower boutique open in Ocala

A former teacher has opened a new flower boutique in Ocala that offers high-quality flowers and plants for all occasions, as well as a 50% discount for anything purchased for school staff.

Jamaican restaurant in east Ocala serving up authentic, homemade recipes

A son who is carrying on the tradition and recipes of his mother is serving up dishes of authentic Jamaican cuisine in east Ocala.

Tumbling, gymnastics spot now open in northeast Ocala

A new business offering tumbling, gymnastics, and fitness classes in northeast Ocala celebrated its grand opening earlier this summer.

New loaded french fry truck serving Ocala

A new food truck that specializes in loaded french fries will soon begin serving Ocala and the surrounding communities.

New animal hospital opening 9,000-sq-ft facility in Marion County

A local university that teaches a holistic approach to veterinary care will celebrate the grand opening of a new 9,000-square-foot facility in Marion County at the end of this month.

Default entered against Honda of Ocala for not responding to woman’s lawsuit

An Ocala car dealership has been defaulted against in Marion County court for not responding to a woman who is suing the company for allegedly engaging in "deceptive" practices. 

Woman files slip-and-fall lawsuit against Ocala Infectious Disease and Wound Center

An Ocala woman is seeking over $100,000 in damages from a local medical office after she allegedly "sustained serious injuries" due to a fall caused by "insufficient lighting" on a walking area.

Give4Marion raises over $840,000 in less than 24 hours

The Give4Marion fundraising event, which began at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, has passed $840,000 in donations from over 2,500 individual donors.

Walmart commissions artist for Ocala-themed mural

A recently renovated Walmart on SW Highway 200 has unveiled a new horse-themed mural that highlights Ocala.

Give4Marion returns this week after raising over $770,000 for nonprofits in 2022

The Community Foundation for Ocala/Marion County will kick off its Give4Marion event on Tuesday, September 19, and nonprofit organizations across Ocala, Marion County, and surrounding communities will be taking part in the 33-hour fundraising campaign.

New thrift shop open in Belleview

A thrift shop in Belleview officially opened for business earlier this Summer, joining several other local thrift stores that have celebrated grand openings recently. 

Ocala woman sues car dealership alleging ‘deceptive’ increase in sales price

An Ocala resident is suing a local car dealership for what she claims were "deceptive practices" that led to an increase in the final sales price of a vehicle she agreed to purchase.

New mobile bartending business serving Ocala

A local entrepreneur has started a new mobile bartending service that provides customized packages for a wide variety of events, including birthdays and weddings.

Kimberly’s Center, local law enforcement partnering to combat internet crimes against children

The Kimberly’s Center for Child Protection, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, and Ocala Police Department have established a local partnership to combat the skyrocketing number of internet crimes against local children and teenagers.

New car wash company joining Ocala scene

A car wash company with dozens of locations across the United States is working on bringing its brand to Ocala, joining multiple other car wash companies that have made the move to the area in the past few years.

Want to advertise on a SunTran bus? City accepting bids through September 19.

The City of Ocala is currently accepting bids for bus wrap advertising on four SunTran buses.

Last Boston Market in Marion County closes

The last Boston Market in Marion County has permanently shut down, just weeks after the restaurant was forced to close its doors due to food shortages and wage disputes.

Sixth Wawa location in Ocala taking shape on Hwy 200

A new Wawa location under construction along SW Highway 200 will mark the company's sixth outpost in Ocala.