Pleasant Street has been a historic district since 1989, but 40 of the neighborhood's historic buildings have been demolished. Residents are worried that Pleasant Street, the city's oldest black residential area, may lose its historic status.
The How Bazar officially opened its doors at the downtown Gainesville location with a celebration that included a fashion show, car show and local vendors, effectively shutting down Second Ave. with its festivities. The vintage clothing store, formerly run out of the Seagle Building on West University Ave., is a growing hub of Gen Z fashion and culture for students and young people in the area.
The Florida Gators' senior players had their last game in the Swamp on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, when the Gators beat the Florida State Seminoles 24 to 21.
Election Day for Gainesville City Commission was on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. Polls were open across Gainesville from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Two candidates held watch parties later in the evening. The special election was held to fill the seat vacated by Gail Johnson when she resigned. Matt Howland, Cynthia Chestnut, Scherwin Henry, Patrick Ingle and Gabe Kaimowitz faced off for the open seat, but none prevailed yet. Howland and Chestnut will face off in January during the runoff election.