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Thursday, June 17, 2021



Silver Springs Archery Range grand opening on June 18

The grand opening of Marion County’s new Silver Springs Archery Range will be on June 18 at 9 a.m.  

New vintage gaming store Respawn Replay opens in Silver Springs Shores

A new vintage gaming store has opened its doors in Silver Springs Shores.

Ocala Electric Utility hosting youth energy academy to promote careers in STEM fields

Ocala Electric Utility will be hosting the 7th annual Ocala Youth energy academy on June 24 at 12:30 p.m.

Shared office space opens new Downtown Ocala location

A new shared office space has opened in Downtown Ocala.

Speedway gas station now open in West Ocala

A new Speedway gas station is open for business in West Ocala.

Downtown Ocala cafe hoping for September opening

A popular Downtown Ocala cafe is hoping to open their new location in September.

MexiRican food truck is one of Ocala’s authentic gems

The MexiRican food truck is one of the authentic food truck gems of Ocala.

Paddock Mall expands weekend hours

Paddock Mall is expanding is weekend hours amidst loosening of COVID-19 restrictions at retail establishments around the county.

Do you think Ocala should offer electric scooter, bicycle rentals downtown?

Do you think Ocala should offer electric scooter and bicycle rentals in the downtown area?

New pirate-themed bar will mark 14th bar in Downtown Ocala

A new pirate-themed bar is currently under construction in Downtown Ocala, marking the city’s fourteenth such business in that area.

‘Champions for Champions’ special needs non-profit receives $25,000 grant

Tracy Pick of Florida Financial Group received a $25,000 Community Service Award from the MassMutual Foundation for his work with the nonprofit, Champions for Champions.

New Ocala Cinemas hoping to open June 25

A rebranded theater in east Ocala is hoping to open its doors later this month. 

Downtown Ocala in midst of residential construction boom

Downtown Ocala is in the midst of a residential construction boom.

Ocala businesses sign up for free in-person job fair on June 17

More than 30 businesses in Ocala, Florida are lined up for the CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion Job Fair set for Thursday, June 17 from 2-5 p.m. at the College of Central Florida Klein Conference Center in Ocala.

Red Rocks building new 1 million square foot spec building near Amazon, Chewy

Red Rocks Development, the organization that built the Amazon distribution facility in northwest Ocala, broke ground on a new 1 million square foot facility.

New Olympic warm-up swimming pool coming to Ocala in 2022

Following the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials, the Myrtha warm-up pool will be coming to Ocala, Florida in 2022. 

New fish market joins slate of new businesses opening doors all over Ocala

A new fish market has opened a location in a popular east Ocala shopping plaza, joining a slate of new businesses opening their doors all across Ocala. 

CarMax completes construction on new Ocala location

CarMax, a national car vendor known for their nationwide selection of used cards, has completed construction on their newest location in Ocala. 

Ocala employers continue to put out the call for workers

Ocala employers are continuing to put out the call for workers.

Ocala FPRA speaker to present ‘How to connect with Latinx communities in Florida’

The Ocala Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association will hold its monthly professional development meeting virtually via Zoom and in-person at the College of Central Florida, 3001 SW College Road, Ocala, on Thursday, June 17, noon-1 p.m., with networking starting at 11:30 a.m.

Tuscawilla ‘Artpartments’ preregistering residents for new downtown location

A newly constructed set of apartment townhomes are preregistering interested residents for their downtown Ocala location. 

Ocala: Higher concentration of medical marijuana dispensaries than Miami, Orlando

While many municipalities around Florida have proceeded into the medical marijuana industry with reluctance, Ocala is one of the few that has embraced and encouraged the growth of the industry.

Mexican restaurant with five other local restaurants opens new location in Ocala

A Mexican restaurant with multiple establishments in the tri-county area has opened its sixth location and first in Ocala.

Reilly Arts Center’s ‘Black Box Theatre’ expansion taking shape quickly

Construction of the Reilly Arts Center’s expansion has been taking shape quickly.