Two food trucks shut down at southern end of The Villages

Two food trucks have shut down at the southern end of The Villages.

This sign was posted outside Ednas’ Provisions and Vittles.

A sign has been posted outside the Ednas’ Provisions & Vittles food truck announcing it will be “closing this week as a safety precaution.” The handwritten sign indicates the food truck, which remains parked at the Cattail Recreation Center in the Village of Marsh Bend “will reopen very soon!”

Gone from the Cattail Recreation Center parking lot is the Rita’s Cocina Mexicana food truck. It was announced this past Friday that the Rita’s Cocina Mexicana food truck would “temporarily close for maintenance and repairs.” The operators of Rita’s Cocina Mexicana food truck have vowed to return April 5.

Chuck’s Wagon Food Truck, right, was dispatched to the southern end of The Villages after the departure of Rita’s Cocina Mexican

Chuck’s Wagon Food Truck has been dispatched from the Brownwood Hotel & Spa to fill the void for hungry residents of Fenney, Linden, DeSoto and other Villages south of State Road 44. An employee at Chuck’s Wagon Food Truck said Monday the food truck will remain open as long as it has food to serve.

Ednas’ Provisions and Vittles is closed in the Village of Marsh Bend.

The dining room at the Fenney Grill has been closed, thanks to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ order earlier this month shutting down in-restaurant dining across the state. The Fenney Grill remains open for takeout.

Rita’s Cocina Mexicana

Several health violations were found last year at Rita’s Cocina Mexicana.

More Headlines

Sumter County official contends ‘no community spread’ of Coronavirus

The top administrator for Sumter County said there has been no "community spread" of the Coronavirus. Villages-News.com's Marv Balousek has details.

Villagers who want extra villa parking might find unsanctioned area sealed off

Villagers who have called for extra villa parking might find their adhoc parking area sealed off.

Photos

Cloudy Sunset On Big Lake Weir

Check out these photos of a cloudy sunset on Big Lake Weir! Thanks to John Roman for sharing! Share your local photos with us at https://villages-news.com/contact-us!

Covered Wagon Next To New Bridge By Brownwood

Check out this covered wagon located next to the new bridge by Brownwood. Thanks to James Athow for sharing! Share your local photos with us...

Morven Parkway In The Village of Belvedere On Memorial Day

Check out this view from Morven Parkway in the Village of Belvedere on Memorial Day. Thanks to Ron Clark for sharing his photo! Share your...

Letters to the Editor

Shame on the troll who targeted American flag

A Village of Woodbury resident says a troll should be ashamed for reporting a Villager’s American flag. Read her Letter to the Editor.

Business

Pier 1 Imports announces plan to close all 540 stores amid COVID-19 crisis

Another popular business in The Villages is calling it quits as the nation continues to wrestle with the Coronavirus pandemic.

Crime

Wisconsin woman jailed after allegedly offering child for prostitution

A Wisconsin woman was jailed after allegedly offering a child for prostitution at a truck stop in Wildwood.

Opinions

Positivity rate for COVID-19 continues to stay low

Congressman Daniel Webster, in his weekly message, offers an update on the number of COVID-19 cases in the district. He says the number of cases remains "low."

Top Stories

Villages Rehab staffer among latest diagnosed COVID-19 patients

An employee at a rehabilitation facility located just outside The Villages, a Fruitland Park resident and a staff member at the federal prison in Coleman are among the latest people in the tri-county area to test positive for the Coronavirus.

Sumter County official contends ‘no community spread’ of Coronavirus

The top administrator for Sumter County said there has been no "community spread" of the Coronavirus. Villages-News.com's Marv Balousek has details.

Villagers who want extra villa parking might find unsanctioned area sealed off

Villagers who have called for extra villa parking might find their adhoc parking area sealed off.

Letters to the Editor

Shame on the troll who targeted American flag

A Village of Woodbury resident says a troll should be ashamed for reporting a Villager’s American flag. Read her Letter to the Editor.

Stiffing renters not good for Villages reputation

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Summerhill resident says stiffing renters who had to cancel because of the Coronavirus is bad for the reputation of The Villages.

We loved seeing Dunning Shaw and Donna Moore at Katie Belle’s

A Village of Dunedin resident enjoyed seeing Dunning Shaw and Donna Moore perform at Katie Belle’s. Read her Letter to the Editor.

Crime

Wisconsin woman jailed after allegedly offering child for prostitution

A Wisconsin woman was jailed after allegedly offering a child for prostitution at a truck stop in Wildwood.

Suspect wanted in Virginia arrested after threats with gun in Wildwood

A 20-year-old Wildwood man wanted in Virginia was arrested after making threats with a gun.

Woman living in semi jailed after shirt-ripping brawl over bottle of wine

A woman living in a semi truck was jailed after a shirt-ripping brawl with a man over a bottle of wine.