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Two Cody’s Original Roadhouse locations preparing to reopen in The Villages

Two of the three Cody’s Original Roadhouse locations in The Villages are preparing to reopen Wednesday amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ocala Health hotline offers help finding health insurance during COVID-19

Ocala Health is offering a free insurance hotline to assist those who have lost health insurance coverage. Many have lost that coverage due to the economic upheaval caused by the Coronavirus.

Sumter County announces ‘landmark’ economic partnership with The Villages

Sumter County and The Villages Land Operating Company LLC have announced a “landmark” economic development incentive agreement to assist with the construction of a new rail spur.

Florida’s restaurant association calls on residents and visitors to wear masks

The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association has issued a call for residents and visitors to wear masks.

Growing Georiga company chooses Leesburg for new manufacturing facility

A Georgia-based company that manufactures products for the heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration industry is coming to Lake County.

Dairy Queen clears another hurdle in quest to build Wildwood eatery

Wildwood commissioners continued to bless a plan Tuesday that would allow a Dairy Queen Grill & Chill to open up in the city.

7-Eleven with a car wash coming to development across from The Villages

A 7-Eleven convenience store with a car wash is coming to a development across from The Villages. Villages-News.com's Marv Balousek has the store.

Popular Villages eateries gearing up to reopen amid COVID-19 pandemic

A highly popular Villages restaurant chain that had shut its doors due to the COVID-19 crisis is preparing to reopen soon.

7-Eleven still offering franchise opportunity as work proceeds at Colony Plaza

The national convenience store chain 7-Eleven continues to offer a franchise opportunity as work proceeds at the Colony Plaza location in The Villages.

Lake County to hold webinar on tips for government bidding  

The Lake County Office of Procurement Services invites interested businesses to an upcoming webinar to learn about tips for bidding on government contracts. We've got a link that makes signup easy.

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.

Publix reverts back to regular hours as Florida reopens amid COVID-19 pandemic

A popular grocery store chain in The Villages has returned to its normal hours as Florida moves through the reopening process amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Villages Steak ‘n Shake still open despite plans to close 57 locations

Steak ‘n Shake is closing 57 locations as a result of financial stresses brought on by the Coronavirus – but as of Tuesday the eateries in the local area were open and busy serving customers.

Villages Golden Corral not yet on company’s list of eateries reopening amid COVID-19

A highly popular buffet-style restaurant chain is making multiple changes as it prepares to reopen – but it’s unclear if and when the location in The Villages might start serving customers again.

Villagers to begin receiving CVS prescriptions via UPS-operated drones

Drones will soon begin delivering prescriptions to Villagers amid the COVID-19 crisis.

Leesburg Electric donates retired bucket truck to Lake-Sumter State College

The City of Leesburg Electric has donated a bucket truck to the Lake-Sumter State College Foundation for use by the school’s energy programs.

Villages Winn-Dixie customers could win free groceries amid COVID-19 crisis

The parent company of a chain of grocery stores in The Villages is giving deserving customers the chance to take home free groceries.

Lake County to seek input from businesses on COVID-19 impact  

Lake County is seeking input from businesses on the impact of the Coronavirus crisis.