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.
Belleview city commissioners approved an ordinance stating that home-based businesses are to be regulated and licensed the same as other businesses, though some exceptions are stipulated to ensure that a home's primary use remains as a residence.
The Works Dog Grooming was granted a special use permit to continue operating their business inside a residential area on Almond Road in Ocala. The shop has been grooming dogs at this location for over 11 years.
Berry Trucking gained rezoning approval from county commissioners for the creation of a new heavy equipment repair facility located on West Highway 326 in Ocala. This facility will also include a paint and body shop.
Workout Anytime is opening a new gym at a popular shopping center in Dunnellon. The new gym will feature exercise equipment, certified personal trainers, tanning equipment, and a custom-built app that enables members to track workout progress and watch instructional videos.
The Ocala Mall, a new indoor flea market, is hoping to bring new life to a shuttered location in east Ocala that saw a similar concept fail last year.
Brilliant Bins, a new local business, looks to be a part of the city's sanitation solution by offering a curbside trash can cleaning service.
"We suffered a fire today but that will not stop us from serving our community," Ocala Tractor said in a social media post after sustaining structural damage from a large two-alarm fire.
Vintage Toy Universe celebrates the grand opening of their Ocala location this weekend with a special guest: WWE Hall of Famer Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake.
Ocala has reestablished an ordinance that allows customers to bring their dogs into designated outdoor dining areas at local restaurants and cafes.
An Ocala Subway was temporarily closed after an inspector found three high priority health code violations, including the presence of flies and nine rodent droppings.
Two Ocala Historic District residents are looking to open a new restaurant, The Lion and Bull, at the former location of Dee Dee’s Diner in downtown Ocala.
Local business owner Rondo Fernandez, who operates multiple Mojo Grills across the area, is asking the public for help in identifying an individual who vandalized his Leesburg location with paint.
Locally based food truck Ziggy’s A Taste of Detroit will be among the 90 vendors and food trucks at tomorrow’s Grinch Fest. They will be serving authentic Detroit food during the event at Tuscawilla Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Construction is underway for the new 125-room TownePlace Suites by Marriott coming to southwest Ocala, joining multiple other commercial and residential developments in the area.
Hickory Farms will open a new location inside the Paddock Mall next week. The store will offer an assortment of gourmet foods and gift baskets including meats and cheeses, chocolates, wine, and fruit.
Texas Roadhouse, McDonald's, Hooters, and Chili's, are among dozens of restaurants in Ocala and Marion County that will offer free meals to active-duty military personnel and veterans this Veterans' Day. Check the partial list and share your specials with us.
As part of the American Rescue Plan Act, the City of Ocala is setting aside $600,000 in non-profit grants to benefit non-profit businesses that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19.
Kings Jamaican Jerk and BBQ Center was temporarily closed for a day last week after a health inspector found 13 code violations, including the presence of rodent activity.
The Charcuterie Mama officially opened its online shop for Ocala, Belleview, and the Villages residents last month. They offer an assortment of charcuterie meats, cheeses, fresh fruits, olives, nuts, artisan crackers, and honey.
CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion is holding their 9th Annual Paychecks for Patriots, a virtual job fair, on Wednesday, November 10. The participating businesses are looking to assist military veterans and their families with finding suitable careers.
S & M Pizza has opened a new location in west Ocala, selling 16" cheese and pepperoni pizzas for only $5.99. Have you tried the new pizza restaurant?
La Dolce Vita Gelato & Pastry has been serving up gelato, pastries, bagels, and European-style coffees at its southwest Ocala location for over a year. Have you tried them yet?
Charlie Horse will host its annual Toys for Tots Drive on Sunday. The event will include drinks, music, and prizes, as well as raffles, a 50/50 drawing, and a cornhole tournament that begins at 1 p.m.
Belleview Mayor Christine Dobkowski recently addressed city residents in a letter that highlights the city's growth, including several new housing developments, and warns of a black bear that was spotted near the Diamond Ridge subdivision on Halloween.