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Downtown Ocala cafe hoping for September opening

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

Off-Duty Tavern ‘First Responders’ restaurant serving tavern fare in east Ocala

If you are looking for Irish-inspired cuisine in a local setting, look no further than Off-Duty Tavern in east Ocala.

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.

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.

Seafood restaurant taking over shuttered Ruby Tuesday’s location

A new seafood restaurant is taking over the former Ruby Tuesday’s location in Ocala.

CareerSource Citrus, Levy and Marion allow in-person workshops

CareerSource Citrus, Levy and Marion County will be hosting in-person employability workshops starting Wednesday, June 9. 

Ocala Center 6 slated to reopen June 7

Ocala Center 6 is slated to reopen on June 7.

Former restaurant converted to summer camp, after school program

A location that formerly housed two different restaurants over the past couple years will play home to a new summer camp and after school program.

New car wash poised to open on SR 200, another coming

A car wash is looking to open one of two new locations along SR 200.