NW 6th Street ABC closes


Published: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 5:59 p.m.

The building of a larger liquor store meant the closing of an older, smaller one.

The ABC Fine Wine & Spirits at 2301 NW 6th St. closed in early July because of the expansion of the ABC store at 5820 NW 34th Blvd.

"It's not really cost effective to put two of those stores within just a couple miles of each other," said Lorena Streeter, ABC spokeswoman.

The stores are about three miles apart.

The 3,500-square-foot store on 34th Boulevard was demolished and replaced with a 10,000-square-foot building that features more beers and wines.

"It's an entirely different building. We would anticipate that that would absorb a lot of the business from other stores anyway," Streeter said. "That kind of makes the 6th Street store kind of a nonstarter."

Streeter said the future of the 6th Street property has not been determined yet.

— Caitlin Raddatz

Yogurtology

Frozen yogurt shop Yogurtology opened July 15 as the first tenant to open in the new Shoppes at Butler Plaza at 3730 Archer Road.

Yogurtology offers more than 100 different frozen treat flavors with 12 to 14 rotating each week, including nondairy sorbets, classic sweet yogurt or what the company calls its "Premiyum" flavors such as No Chip Cookie Dough, Iced Lemon Pound Cake, Gingerbread Crumbs and Caramel Yogurtccino, according to a news release.

The shop offers kosher and gluten-free treats, and the frozen yogurt includes probiotics.

The Gainesville store is the eighth franchise location in Florida owned by two Tampa families, said partner Jordan Levy. Yogurtology is based in Arizona, which has six locations.

Pink Narcissus

Pink Narcissus, with Lilly Pulitzer women's clothing, previously announced it will open in the Shoppes at Butler Plaza and is on track to open the first or second week of August, said Kristin Mamula, marketing associate at Butler Enterprises.

The Shoppes, with four suites, was built on the former site of a building that last housed Floor Trader.

Panda Express

A Panda Express with a drive-thru is under construction at the former site of Long John Silver's at 710 NW 60th St. on Newberry Road and will open sometime in the fall, said Mike Everage, real estate manager for the company.

Panda Expressed opened a location in front of Butler Plaza last fall on the site of a former Captain D's.

Blue Gill

Blue Gill Quality Foods has opened a private dining room that can accommodate parties and events of 10 to 100 people.

Blue Gill is at 1310 SW 13th St., on the first floor of the Shands parking garage.

— Anthony Clark

Anthony Clark is the Gainesville Sun business editor and Caitlin Raddatz is a Gainesville Sun correspondent.

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