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Vacant No More: Gainesville Warehouses Welcome Tenants

— In 2013, several warehouses in and around Gainesville were sitting empty. At one point last year, as many as 10 to a dozen of the available buildings — which have 25,000 or more square feet — weren’t being leased [...]

September 2, 2014 Business

Gainesville Company Turning Hawaii’s Papayas into Fish Feed

— Eudes de Crecy says 40-50 percent of the papayas in Hawaii are lost before exportation, either because farmers know they aren’t worth sending off or because they’re thrown out at the packing site from rot or other signs of [...]

August 22, 2014 Business, Nature & Wildlife

Shoeshiner Keeps Old-Timey Tradition Alive in Downtown Gainesville

— At the intersection of Southeast First Street and Second Avenue in the heart of Gainesville, businesspeople shuffle to and from their offices, friends pick out a spot for lunch, and bicyclists leisurely pedal by. And all the while, someone [...]

August 19, 2014 Business

Used by Alachua County Companies, Export-Import Bank in Jeopardy

A government agency that gives U.S. businesses reassurance in the sometimes-risky world of exporting — including four Alachua County companies — could come to a screeching halt if Congress doesn’t vote to extend it. The Export-Import Bank of the United [...]

August 15, 2014 Business

Florida’s Only Feminist Bookstore Looks to Changes to Stay Viable, Continue Message

Florida’s only feminist bookstore is looking to make a change to help compensate for the growing difficulty in keeping such a business open. By switching from retail to corporate nonprofit status, Wild Iris will be able to pursue grants and [...]

August 7, 2014 Business, Music & Arts

Impulse Serves Smoothies in Gainesville; Five Guys on Archer Reopens Soon

The old Florida National Bank drive-thru building at the corner of Northwest First Avenue and Northwest Second Street recently reopened as a nutrition bar that serves smoothies and herbal teas. [...]

August 1, 2014 Business