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Friday, September 17, 2021



A & N Caribbean Cuisine temporarily closed after failed health inspections

A & N Caribbean Cuisine was temporarily closed last week after an inspector cited 13 health code violations, including 20 live roaches and 20 dead roaches found around the kitchen.

Mutiny delays opening of new pirate-themed bar in downtown Ocala

Mutiny will reschedule the grand opening of its new bar in downtown Ocala after experiencing unexpected delays.

Subway in southeast Ocala temporarily closed after health inspection failure

A Subway located in the Walmart Supercenter in southeast Ocala was temporarily closed last week after a health inspector cited multiple health code violations.

Cantina seeking council approval for liquor sales at new downtown Ocala restaurant

Cantina Tex-Mex is seeking approval for liquor sales from city council to move one step closer to opening its new downtown Ocala location next month.

Cody’s Original Roadhouse plans January opening of new southwest Ocala location

Cody's Original Roadhouse will break ground on its new southwest Ocala location tomorrow morning. The new restaurant plans to open in January.

Oneness Essentials opens new soap, body products shop in Belleview

Oneness Essentials has opened a new soap and body products shop in Belleview. The business features a variety of handmade soaps, bath bombs, bath salts, lotions, and body butters, among other products.

Silver Springs Pizza temporarily closed after health inspection failure

Silver Springs Pizza was temporarily closed last week after a health inspection failure revealed nearly 30 violations, including the presence of roach activity and insects.

Mutiny opening new pirate-themed bar in downtown Ocala next week

Mutiny will open the doors on its new pirate-themed bar next week in downtown Ocala. The new business is next door to its sister bar, Tipsy Skipper, and will feature a full liquor bar, an extensive beer list, food, and music. 

City hosting senior bus day trip to Orlando International Premium Outlets

The city of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department will host a bus day trip to the Orlando International Premium Outlets later this fall.

San’s Pizzeria brings 35-years of tradition to new northwest Ocala restaurant

San’s Pizzeria is bringing 35 years of pizza recipes and tradition to its new location in northwest Ocala. The restaurant celebrated its grand opening last week. Stop in and let us know what you think.

Start Smart T-Ball League coming to Jervey Gantt

Beginning Monday, September 20, The city will host a new Start Smart T-Ball League on Mondays and Thursdays through October 28 at the Jervey Gantt T-Ball Complex.

Thriving Artists Workshop to help artists turn passion into business

A new Thriving Artists' Workshop will seek to help local artists who are interested in turning a passion for art into a viable business.

Marion County Chili Cook-Off returns to Ocala for 40th year

The Marion County Chili Cook-Off will return to the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion in Ocala later this fall for its 40th installment. 

Ocala Main Street appoints new executive director

Ocala Main Street (OMS) announced last week that its board of directors has appointed Jessica Fieldhouse as its new Executive Director.

Florida Pizza Shop nearing year anniversary at Baseline Road location

The Florida Pizza Shop will celebrate its one-year anniversary this fall at its location along Baseline Road. The restaurant features an extensive list of specialty pizzas, including sweet chili chicken pizza, taco pizza, and cheese steak and onion pizza, to name a few.

Running Elements announces grand opening date of retail shop in downtown Ocala

The Running Elements, an athletic apparel and accessory store for runners of all levels, will celebrate the grand opening of its new downtown Ocala location on Saturday, September 18.

My Little Town Kids opens indoor playground at Paddock Mall

My Little Town Kids has opened a new indoor playground at the Paddock Mall.

Shelby’s Sugar Shop celebrates new Ocala location at Paddock Mall

Shelby’s Sugar Shop has opened a new Ocala location at Paddock Mall as part of the company’s rapid growth across the country. 

Flying Boat Tap Room opens new location on Baseline Road

Flying Boat Tap Room has opened a new location on Baseline Road that features dozens of beers from Florida craft breweries, tapas and pizza.

Celebrity’s Soul Food opening new southwest Ocala location

Celebrity’s Soul Food will celebrate the grand opening of its new southwest Ocala restaurant next month at a location formerly occupied by Craft Cuisine.

Cantina Tex-Mex taking shape for October opening

The new Cantina Tex-Mex and Tequila restaurant is quickly taking shape and in anticipation of a potential October opening. 

Reeds Jewelers hiring for new site ‘coming soon’ to Paddock Mall

Reeds Jewelers is currently hiring for its new site under renovation at the Paddock Mall. 

BHLDN brining dress, bridal gown shop to southwest Ocala

BHLDN, a dress and bridal gown shop, is in the midst of renovating a new southwest Ocala location.

Optimum RV granted rezoning request in first step towards new maintenance, service center

Optimum RV gained rezoning approval from Marion County Commissioners this week towards the creation of a new maintenance and service center along U.S. Highway 441.