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Grand Oaks forced to revise business model due to World Equestrian Center

Grand Oaks Resort has been forced to revise its business model due to the dominance of the World Equestrian Center in Ocala.

New Portillo’s restaurant expected to open in 2024 in Lady Lake

Lady Lake officials could barely contain their enthusiasm when Portillo’s restaurant representatives detailed plans for a new eatery.

Pennsylvania man claims he tripped over bananas at Walmart in The Villages

In a lawsuit filed against a Walmart in The Villages, a Pennsylvania man claims he suffered bodily injuries after he allegedly tripped over a "banana display sticking out into" one of the store's aisles. 

Renderings reveal details about Walmart to be built on County Road 466

Renderings are revealing details about new a Walmart to be built on County Road 466 in Lady Lake.

Soft Surroundings files for bankruptcy with plan to sell off e-commerce business

Soft Surroundings, which operates a store at Spanish Springs Town Square, has filed for bankruptcy.

Formal pitch for Portillo’s restaurant to be presented in special meeting

A formal pitch for a new Portillo’s restaurant will be presented in a special meeting of the Lady Lake Commission.

Villager sues Publix claiming employee hit her with U-boat cart

A Villager who filed a lawsuit against a local Publix for more than $50,000 claims an employee "negligently" hit her with a U-boat cart as she "stopped to inspect a candle."

Winn-Dixie will be closing pharmacies in wake of sale to ALDI

Winn-Dixie will be closing its in-store pharmacies in the wake of an acquisition announced last month that its grocery stores will be acquired by ALDI.

Thrift store benefiting combat vets opens clothing shop near The Villages

A thrift store that benefits combat veterans and their families has opened its second location near The Villages, with a specialization in clothing and accessories. 

Have you visited the first Hobby Lobby in The Villages? Check out our photos.

We visited the new, 55,000-square-foot Hobby Lobby in The Villages. Check out our photos of their massive selection.

Walmart, ALDI closed, most Publix open in The Villages as grocers brace for Idalia

Walmarts and ALDI locations in and around The Villages will remain closed on Wednesday, while most Publix will keep normal hours as grocers grapple with Hurricane Idalia.

Eager crafters head to new Hobby Lobby store in The Villages

The new Hobby Lobby store opened Friday at Buffalo Ridge Plaza in The Villages.

Construction plans filed for new restaurant at Spanish Springs

Construction plans have been submitted for a renovated restaurant at Spanish Springs Town Square.

New retailer going in at former Tuesday Morning location

A new retailer is going in at the former Tuesday Morning location at Lady Lake Crossing.

ALDI to purchase Winn-Dixie stores including those in The Villages

ALDI has announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Winn-Dixie supermarkets as part of a larger divestiture of Southeastern Grocers to various entities.

Waffle House cited after inspector finds food temperature violations

The Waffle House in Wildwood was cited after an inspector found food temperature violations.

Renderings offer detailed look at new Portillo’s restaurant

A new set of renderings is offering a sneak peek at the look and feel of a new Portillo’s restaurant coming to Lady Lake.

Restaurant chain planning new location at Rolling Acres Plaza

A fast-growing restaurant chain is planning a new location at Rolling Acres Plaza.

New cafe offering variety of breakfast and lunch options

A new cafe along Lake Weir is offering a variety of breakfast and lunch options.

Health-conscious restaurant to open next month at Beaumont development

A Tropical Smoothie Cafe will be opening next month at the Beaumont development on County Road 466A in Wildwood.

Kroger Delivery Brings Service and Value to The Villages

Kroger Delivery offers the ease and convenience of shopping online at Kroger.com or via the Kroger app, combined with professional associates who deliver fresh, affordable food and an outstanding customer experience.

$48 million in financing arranged for 243 build-to-rent units in Wildwood

Financing in the amount of $48 million has been arranged for 243 build-to-rent villas and townhomes in Wildwood.

Chick-fil-A in The Villages to scrap play area in favor of more seating

The Chick-fil-A restaurant in The Villages will scrap the children’s play area in favor of more seating in the dining room.

Giovanni’s Italian Restaurant in Southern Trace Plaza is under new ownership

Giovanni’s Italian Restaurant, located in the Southern Trace Plaza, is now under new ownership as of June of this year.