Aldi, Spurrier, AdventHealth all making business news in Ocala/Marion

New Aldi in Dunnellon

ALDI will hold a grand opening/ribbon cutting ceremony for its new Dunnellon store at 8:30 a.m. June 17. The store will give away eco-friendly bags and quarter keychains. The new Aldi is at 1223 N. Williams St., Dunnellon.

Safe dining: Marion County restaurant inspections for May 31-June 5

Major road project: Critical corridor: Marion County embarks on SW/NW 80th/70th Avenue improvement project

Real estate market: How much did that house go for? Ocala/Marion County deed transfers from May 3-7

AdventHealth Ocala opens urgent care in SW Ocala

AdventHealth has opened its Centra Care urgent care facility at 3708 SW College Road. It is the first Centra Care location in Marion County and adds to AdventHealth’s other local operations of AdventHealth Ocala and AdventHealth TimberRidge ER.

The new facility is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.

The project was approved by the City of Ocala last July and was completed on June 4, according to the city’s permit portal. The application had listed the building, between El Toreo and a BP gas station, at 5,285 square feet. 

Estimated at $538,000, the facility is reported to include both adult and pediatric care. Per AdventHealth’s Centra Care website, the urgent care facilities provide select physical exams, on-site medications, immunizations, scans and tests. 

AdventHealth also recently purchased a former BMW/Volkswagen/Porsche dealership complex less than a mile down the road on State Road 200 for $4.5 million but has not announced its plans for the three buildings that total nearly 40,000 square feet.

Meldon Law hosts grand opening for new Ocala office

Meldon Law has scheduled a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for its new Ocala office, 1326 S. Pine Ave., Ocala, at 4:30 p.m. June 16. Former Gator football head coach Steve Spurrier will be among the dignitaries in attendance.

Southern Specialty Trailers supplies trailer for Virginia road project

Marion County-based Southern Specialty Trailers LLC, has provided a 16-foot shower/ restroom trailer to serve workers handling the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Expansion Project in Virginia.

“While the business of Southern Specialty Trailers is a new established company in Marion County, the owners are experienced builders with a combined 65+ years of building, welding and construction experience in homes, RV, and trailers,” the company said in a news release.

Coffee talk

Symmetry Coffee & Crêpes announced on Facebook that it is opening a second location, inside Ocala Regional Medical Center, and moving its main store to 56 SE First Ave., Ocala.

Big award for Ocala Wetland Recharge Park

The National Recreation and Parks Association has announced that the City of Oc
ala Water Resources Department will receive a National Innovation in Conservation Award for the Ocala Wetland Recharge Park in northwest Ocala.

The park, 2105 NW 21st St., is a 60-acre property with wildlife, walking trails and boardwalks.

“This environmental landmark receives approximately 3 million gallons of treated wastewater and stormwater daily,” the city wrote in a news release. “The engineered ecological system of the park reduces nutrients and other pollutants in the water it receives. The newly polished water recharges or gives water directly back to the aquifer.”

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