Downtown Ocala Business Owners: Renovation Troubles are "Worth It"
Ocala's Downtown Broadway Street is getting a face lift.
But even though the renovation process involves making noise, limiting parking and redirecting traffic, business owners say the troubles are "worth it."
Mary Stevens has owned The Marketplace on Broadway for 16 years.
"It's been a long time coming," she said. "We've been waiting for this for a very long time, and I think it really looks pretty out there. And I think people will be able to appreciate it when they come downtown and see it."
The renovation will include new brick pavers, light posts, benches, sidewalks,bike racks and landscaping.
The project cost $714 thousand dollars and was funded entirely by the Florida Department of Transportation. Renovations are expected to be complete by November.
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