The latest business news in Ocala and Marion County, Florida. Local company news, equine industry news, and real estate updates in Ocala, Marion County, and surrounding areas in Florida.
Food Wizards food truck was forced to temporarily close operations after a health inspector found 13 violations, including 20 live roaches present underneath a sink.
Pointe Grand Apartments received approval for a new 360-unit apartment complex along Ocala.
Marion County Public Schools is being honored for its public relations efforts during the last school year by the National School Public Relations Association.
Optimum RV will receive a $150,000 economic grant from the city of Ocala for renovations to their new headquarters in southeast Ocala.
In addition to four types of crab (blue crab, Dungeness crab, snow crab, and king crab), the new Storming Crab restaurant features shrimp, white clams, green mussels, lobster tails, and scallops, among other seafood options. Have you visited? Share your experiences with us in a comment.
The Florida Aquatics Swimming and Training center celebrated a construction milestone this past week as crews make brisk progress on the multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art swimming facility in southwest Ocala.
Ocala Misfit Liquidations, a new, independent retailer, is open for business and ready to sell “a little of everything” in northeast Ocala.
Taqueria Lupe, a popular taco food truck in southeast Ocala, has reopened for business with a new look.
A digital media and internet marketing company that has been steadily growing over the past several years celebrated the opening of a new, southwest Ocala location last week.
Construction of Mutiny (a pirate-themed bar) and Mellow Mushroom pizza restaurant has been progressing at a rapid pace as downtown Ocala undergoes an immense commercial and residential transformation.
Optimum RV is hoping for the City of Ocala’s approval for a grant to offset the costs of renovating a building for their new southeast Ocala headquarters.
Sky Fine Dining, which reopened and closed its doors during the COVID-19 pandemic last year, has remained closed since November amidst a remodel.
A developer is hoping to gain approval from the Ocala City Council to move forward with a new 360-unit, multi-family apartment complex in southwest Ocala.
A new Culver’s is currently hiring all positions while its Ocala location is constructed at a rapid pace along State Road 200.
The developer behind the Lake Diamond and Golf and Country Club community is asking Marion County to approve a site plan after a previous approval expired in 2017, saying the community wasn't built previously “due to the decline in the demand for multi-family housing in Marion County,” and specifically in the Diamond Ridge community.
Multiple fast and casual dining restaurants across Ocala, including Denny’s, McDonalds, and Popeyes, were all issued warnings this month for a collection of basic, intermediate, and high priority violations.
A Chinese restaurant in Belleview was forced to close its doors this past week after the facility failed a food health inspection for rodent activity, among other violations.
A Zaxby’s in south Ocala was temporarily closed last week after failing a health inspection for multiple high priority violations.
A husband and wife have teamed up for a dual, interactive plant shop and fish store at a new southeast Ocala location.
A company is hoping for a zoning change from the City of Ocala for 4.51 acres in northwest Ocala on which they hope to build a 350,000 square-foot warehouse.
With the additional construction of 16 new lofts and commercial space, downtown Ocala continues to be in the midst of a commercial and residential growth boom. Currently, downtown Ocala has multiple residential construction projects in various stages, including the Watula South town homes, the Tuscawilla "Artpartments," the One Fort King row homes, and the Lamplighter Legacy Apartments, which will bring over 100 units.
The Downtown Ocala area plays host to the highest concentration of fine dining restaurants in the city with Mark’s Prime Steakhouse, Katya Vineyard, La Cuisine, and Ipanema Brazilian Steak House, which is located on Pine Avenue. What fine dining restaurants would you like to see come to Ocala and Marion County? Share your thoughts in a letter to the editor.
Brester's Coney Island, a diner-style made popular in Michigan known for its chili, diced onion, and yellow mustard-topped hot dogs, recently opened a location in Ocala where they have been serving up breakfast and lunch favorites.