Okra’s Gainesville

Thursday - 4/20/2017 5:21 pm By Jim Hollis

LogoA few months ago, residents of Virginia Oaks received notice that the golf course would most likely close in the spring.  The ultimate fate of the course itself is in question, but one thing is certain: the new resident of the old golf club restaurant is a major upgrade for all of Gainesville and Bristow. ... Read

Goodbye Sports Authority – Hello Cabela’s

Thursday - 9/22/2016 5:56 pm By Jim Hollis

P_cabelasWe all saw it happen in slow-mo.  The sign outside of the Sports Authority in Gainesville ticking down over the weeks prior to their bankruptcy closing – 30% off, 50% off, 70% off.  By that time, I didn’t even bother to go in, imagining that inside there were shelves strewn with the picked-over dregs of ... Read

Eating outdoors in Gainesville

Monday - 7/18/2016 5:01 pm By Jim Hollis

Uncle Julio'sBest Outdoors Eats in Gainesville Now that summer is finally here and the cold spring drizzle is a distant memory, it’s time to embrace the weather by taking our lunches, dinners, and after-work happy hours outside.  Thankfully, the Gainesville area is blessed with many great spots to take advantage of outdoor dining.  Here are a ... Read