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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

around gainesville ...... 2013

Mom's Kitchen
1008 NW 5th Avenue
 Gainesville, Florida 
family owned and operated 
from the  1940's
before closing in 2006
Gainesville's  first  SOUL FOOD  restaurant
purchased by the City of Gainesville
in 2009 for $165,000
( twice the estimated value of the property )
 for the purpose of renovating and creating
 a museum and helping revitalize the neighborhood
fast forward to 2013 
and the City  Building Dept. has deemed the 
building unsafe posing a fire hazard
and in danger of collapse
so the building remains shuttered and closed...
the elephant in the room