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Dry Wrought Cider hosts a soft opening at Fourth Avenue Food Park Oct. 20.
THE AVENUE  |  FOOD

Gluten-free cider is brought to Gainesville's Fourth Avenue Food Park

Disillusioned by the small market for dietary friendly alcohol, Ben Stone with his 34-year-old best friend and brother-in-law, Dale Tanner, began home-brewing to compensate for the lack of options Gainesville offered them at the time. Just short of a decade later, the Stones and Tanner would bring one of the biggest breweries for gluten-free and vegan cider to Gainesville: Dry Wrought Cider. 


Servers work behind the counter at the Pink Flamingo Diner on Sunday Oct. 1, 2023.
THE AVENUE  |  FOOD

Historic High Springs restaurant facing foreclosure

Residents may have to say goodbye to historic High Springs restaurants because the Community State Bank is foreclosing the Pink Flamingo Diner and Great Outdoors Restaurant. The bank is seeking over $2 million in damages in addition to lawyers’ fees, interest on the loan and reclamation of the properties. 


Midtown bars are seen on University Avenue in Gainesville on Monday, Aug. 21, 2023.
THE AVENUE  |  LIFESTYLE

Stuck in traffic: Gainesville roads and rush hour pose serious problems for students, locals

Ongoing construction, irregular traffic lights, limited parking spaces and pedestrian pathways along certain roads raise questions of concern for Gainesville residents as they navigate the city. The presence of a public university and relentless residential communities within an approximately 64-square-mile space creates congestion in this college-town reminiscent of that in a big city. 



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