Roberts’ Stadium Club on a roll as businesses open
The Biz Gainesville Insider
Published: Friday, March 29, 2013 at 3:30 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, March 29, 2013 at 3:30 p.m.
After construction delays and an ownership change, the eight-story Roberts’ Stadium Club is open for business at 1802 W. University Ave. How Do You Roll?, a sushi restaurant, opened during the second week of March on the first floor fronting University Avenue followed by the Gainesville return of Henri Girl, a women’s clothing boutique previously located off of Archer Road at 3224 SW 35th Blvd.
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AT THE CHAMBER:
Mitch Glaeser was installed as chair-man of the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, succeeding Mike Gallagher, president and CEO of SantaFe HealthCare. Glaeser is vice president of The Emory Group family of companies, which includes Glaeser Realty, the Tower Center and Logo Kick.
Meanwhile, David Ramsey left as vice president of economic development for the Council for Economic Outreach to become global business director for the Mississippi Development Authority under former Chamber President Brent Christensen.
BOSSHARDT AND CORNELLS JOIN FORCES:
Cornell & Associates, with 15 agents, merged with Bosshardt Realty Services and Ken and Angela Cornell were named senior vice presidents at Bosshardt. Their combined residential sales, along with Bosshardt’s property management and comm-ercial real estate businesses, add up to more than the second- and third-largest real estate companies in the market combined, President
Aaron Bosshardt says.
Gainesville charter bus company
A Candies Coachworks purchased the charter business of Branford company Fabulous Coach Lines, adding five buses to its fleet of 10. Sander Kaplan founded A Candies Limousine in 1986 and A Candies Coachworks in 2006, which gets most of its business from University of Florida athletics. Fabulous Coach owner Ray Land will keep casino bus service lines that run between Valdosta, Ga., and Tampa, and from North Florida to Biloxi, Miss.
Longtime bike shop owner Hershell Streit died Feb. 14 at 92. Streit served as a B-17 pilot in World War II and owned Streit’s Schwinn Cyclery for 60 years. He also opened Streit’s Motorsports and Streit’s Lock and Key, which still bear his name.
The Brass Tap at 3833 Archer Road; Lasso’s Steakhouse in the former SmokeHouse at 104 S. Main St.; SweetBerries Eatery and Frozen Custard at 505 NW 13th St. in the former Booker Lover’s Cafe; Walmart Supercenter at 5700 NW 23rd St.
... and shut
Walmart at 2649 NW 13th St.