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Downtown Gainesville merchants embrace $16M project coming to south side of square
Purchase Effect Manager Vanessa Butler attended the Main Street Gainesville "Coffee Break" at Main Street Market, where the coming developments to the downtown area were discussed. A project with 15,000 square feet of street-level retail and restaurants on the south quadrant of the downtown square with approximately 40 luxury condominiums for sale with prices starting in the $300,000 price range is expected to break ground in the first quarter of 2018. - photo by Scott Rogers/The Times
HALL COUNTY -- The proprietor at one of the oldest stores in downtown Gainesville is embracing the recent announcement that a $16 million mixed-use multistory building is coming to the south side of the square. “The square needs to be squared again,” Lorry Schrage said Tuesday. “The more things that are downtown, the more people and more business.