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411 – During the January & February Shows In Ocala, Florida

WHERE ARE THE CLOSEST AIRPORTS?

Ocala is conveniently located in North Central Florida, less than two hours away from either coast and several major airports. 

Ocala International Airport (No Commercial Flights)

Gainesville Regional Airport

Orlando International Airport

Tampa International Airport

VETERINARY CARE

University of Florida Pet Emergency Clinic – Ocala

352-512-0886

3200 SW 27th Ave., near the Paddock Mall. This clinic provides basic to advanced emergency care between 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. during the week, and around the clock on weekends and holidays, bridging the gap during time periods when veterinarians’ offices are typically closed.

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University of Florida – Gainesville, Florida

(352) 392-2235

The UF Small Animal Hospital is open for emergency patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your pet can be referred by your primary care veterinarian or you may come without a referral. Please call (352) 392-2235 if you have an emergency.

2089 SW 16th Ave, Gainesville, FL

EATS

Katya Vineyards – One of the best restaurants in central Florida

- (352) 528-2675 - https://katyavineyards.com

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Marks Prime Steakhouse - A True Chop House with Prime Steaks and Seafood

- (352) 402-0097 – https://marksprimesteakhouse.com

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Edo Sushi

- (352) 861-0666 - http://www.edosushifl.com

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Amrit Palace – Indian

- (352) 873-8500 – http://amritpalace.com

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The Blue Wagyu - Home Grown Beef Served in a Casual Atmosphere

(352) 622-9977 • https://bluewagyu.com

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Ivy on the Square

-(352) 622-5550 • ivyhousefl.com

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Sky Fine Dining

http://www.skyfinedining.com

(352) 291-0000 • http://www.skyfinedining.com

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Bonefish Grill

(352) 873-3846 • https://www.bonefishgrill.com

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La Cuisine French Restaurant

(352) 433-2570 • lacuisineocala.com

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Darrell’s Dog Gone Good Diner

6998 N US Highway 27, Ocala, FL 34482

(352) 509-4152

Breakfast & Lunch

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Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille

Ocala, FL 34471

(352) 840-0900 • https://hookedonharrys.com/location/ocala/

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Brick City Southern Kitchen & Whiskey Bar

(352) 512-9458 • brickcitybbq.com

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Big Lee’s Serious About Barbeque  - Featured on Food Network with Guy Fieri

(352) 304-9105 • www.mybigleesbbq.com

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Sayulita Taqueria  - Fresh Mexican

(352) 629-4700 • www.saytaco.com

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Mesa de Notte - Authentic Italian

(352) 732-4737 • mesaocala.com

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Ramen House - Authentic Japanese Ramen Cuisine

(352) 351-0998 • www.facebook.com/Ramen-House-124259189375525/

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The Lodge 

(352) 289-1390 • thelodgeocala.com

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Latinos Y Mas

(352) 622-4777 • https://www.latinosymas.com

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Piesanos Stone Fired Pizza

352-351-6000 • https://piesanostogo.com

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Las Margaritas Mexican Restaurant & Gallery - Mexican Cuisine

(352) 789-6880 • http://www.lasmargaritasocala.com

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World Equestrian Center – 4 Restaurants – Open Now

   • FILO’S MEXICAN CANTINA – breakfast, lunch & dinner

   • RALPH’S BURGER & SANDWICH SHOP – breakfast, lunch & dinner

    • VIOLA & DOT’S ITALIAN KITCHEN & PIZZERIA -lunch & dinner

    •  MISS TILLY’S LOLLIPOPS – Ice Cream, Fudge, Candy & More!

1390 NW 80th Court Road, Ocala, FL 34482

352.414.7900 • https://worldequestriancenter.com

 

FUN THINGS TO DO

Just A Few Horse Shows Coming Up In January & February 2021

World Equestrian Center • https://worldequestriancenter.com

· Musical Entertainment at WEC, 1/9/21 – various days – check schedule

· World Equestrian Center Winter Spectacular – 1/6 – 1/31/21

· World Equestrian Center Dressage 1/8 – 1/24/21

· Events Continue through 5/1/21

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HITS Ocala Winter Circuit

Hits Post Time Farm

13710 US Highway 27 · Ocala, FL 34482 · 352.620.2275

Ocala January Classic – I – Regional I / 4* January 19-24

         $50,000 HITS Grand Prix Sunday, January 24

· Events Continue through 3/24/21

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Florida Draft Horse Show

Feb 5-7, 2021

Florida Horse Park • 11851 SW 16th Ave • Ocala, FL 34476 • 260-388-4279

 

TOP MUST-SEES IN OCALA/MARION COUNTY

World Equestrian Center

1390 NW 80th Ave • Ocala, Florida 34482 • https://worldequestriancenter.com

Near the Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club and can accommodate vehicles and parties of all sizes.

• WEC – Ocala offers multiple dining options throughout the property, including seven restaurants, each with unique menus.

• Dogs on leashes are always welcome.

• On-site shopping has never been better at the World Equestrian Center! At any given horse show, we have dozens of carefully curated vendors on-site

• Join us for a worship at World Equestrian Center – Ocala! Service is open to everyone. Come as you are and worship in a relaxed atmosphere with no pressure.

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Thoroughbred Horse Farms

Did you know that Ocala/Marion County is known as the Horse Capital of the World™. One of the reasons why is that we’re one of only four major thoroughbred centers in the world and have a variety and diversity of horses that is internationally unparalleled. With more than 1,200 thoroughbred horse farms in the area, we have produced 45 national champions, 6 Kentucky Derby winners, 20 Breeders’ Cup champions and 6 Horses of the Year. In other words, it’s a mecca for fans of everything equestrian!

You don’t have to be satisfied with just watching (or petting) the horses, though. Make an appointment to go on a horseback ride, be part of a feeding or enjoy a carriage ride. A visit to the horse farms in Ocala/Marion County is a moving experience you’ll never forget.

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Ocala Historic Downtown Square

Ocala was the very first town in Marion County in the early 1840s, and since then has grown substantially. However, you can still see pieces of its past in the historic buildings in the Ocala Historic Downtown Square. Come for a stroll among the eclectic boutiques, restaurants, galleries and more. Join us for the Ocala Downtown Market every Friday and Saturday for fresh produce, flowers, crafts and food, or stop by in the evening on the First Friday of the Month (September – March) for the First Friday Art Walk.

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Silver Springs State Park

The site of the most famous spring in the Ocala/Marion County (and possibly the state), Silver Springs State Park is literally one of Florida’s most beautiful places. One of the largest artesian springs ever discovered, Silver Springs isn’t just beautiful to look at. It’s fun to enjoy, too, thanks to kayak and canoe rentals.

However, what Silver Springs is best known for is their famous Glass-Bottom Boats. Make sure to get on board and take a guided cruise on the crystal-clear waters, where you can see fish, manatees, sunken boats and more.

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The Appleton Museum of Art

With multiple exhibits from different continents and time periods, The Appleton Museum of Art is like walking through a history book. Examine stunning paintings, sculptures, artifacts and more. Take an art class to develop your skills. Don’t forget to peruse their incredible selection of books, jewelry and décor at the gift shop. No matter what your interests, there’s something for everyone at The Appleton Museum of Art.

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Ocala National Forest

Love nature and adventure? Then you’ll love the Ocala National Forest. The second largest national forest in Florida, Ocala National Forest covers 130,447 acres and includes over 80 square miles of recreational waterways and springs to explore. Hike or bike the trails and be on the lookout for the wonderful wildlife and birds that call the forest home.

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Fort King National Historic Landmark

Step back in time and explore the wooden wonder of Fort King. Originally built in 1827, King Fort was abandoned, burned down, rebuilt for the Second Seminole War and today has been designated as a National Historic Landmark.

Here you can enjoy the park, a visitor’s center with a library and historic artifacts and an interpretive trail. It stretches from the Fort to the Seep Spring and into a lush ravine, and it’s the perfect way to make history come to life!

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Rainbow Springs State Park

At Rainbow Springs State Park, you’ll have a really “cool” time, in more ways than one! The springs remain at a refreshing 72°F year-round, meaning it’s always the perfect time and temperature to go swimming, snorkeling, diving, tubing and paddling. Not interested in splashing around? Check out the beautiful gardens, playgrounds, interpretive exhibits and concessions.

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KP Hole Park

There’s nothing like tubing the day away at KP Hole. Since 1953, KP Hole Park has been a year-round family destination. Spring-fed from the Rainbow River, the crystal-clear water is also always 72°F. The summer hours are from 8am-8pm, while winter hours are from 8am-5pm. Whichever season you visit, you’re sure to have an amazing day lazing about in the cool waters.

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Airboat Tours & Boat Rentals Available Seven Days A Week!

By Appointment Only • Call: 352-586-4657

Specialize in Alligator Airboat Tours Small, personal group of up to 6 passengers Licensed & Insured

Come join Capt. Bob Jewett for a custom airboat tour on the wonderful Withlacoochee River and Lake Rousseau areas. Take advantage of the beautiful backwaters and all of the abundant wildlife available for your viewing pleasure while you take an adventurous airboat ride.

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Cactus Jack’s Trail Rides

Relax and enjoy beautiful guided trail rides through the FLORIDA HORSE PARK and on the Ocala GREENWAY Trail System.   Also riding at Silver River State Park !  Horseback riding is FUN, SAFE and AFFORDABLE.  We offer trail rides on our gentle, safe horses!

We take ages 6 and up (limited by our insurance).  We can take all levels of riders from beginners to advanced.

Now open 7 days a week, but reservations are needed!

For more information and to make a reservation, call 352-266-9326

email:  deb@cactusjackstrailrides.com

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The Canyons Zip Line & Canopy Tour ~ NW Gainesville Rd. ~ Ocala, FL Phone: 352-351-ZIPS (9477) E-mail: traci@zipthecanyons.com

Just down the road from the dog show!

DOG & HORSE SUPPLIES

Berrettini Feed Specialists

Hwy 27 Store • 13052 N US Hwy 27 • Ocala, FL 34482

(352) 629-1447 • http://www.berrettinifeedspecialists.com

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Ocala Breeders Feed & Supply – AIRPORT ROAD STORE

https://www.obfs.com/locations/obfs-airport-road-location

1171 SW 60th Ave. • Ocala, Florida 34474

And

6855 N US Hwy 27 • Ocala, FL 34482

Phone: (352) 402-0303

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Rural King

2999 NW 10th St. • Ocala, Florida 34475

https://www.ruralking.com/ocala-fl

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Tractor Supply Co.

1751 Southwest 134th St. • Ocala, Florida 34473

Phone: 352-307-9200

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Petco

4475 SW 40th Ave • Ocala, FL 34474

(352) 291-9130

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PetSmart

3500 SW College Rd, Ocala, FL 34474

(352) 237-0700

 

OCALA LODGING

Hilton Garden Inn Ocala Downtown (Just Open)

120 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL 34470

(352) 581-6060 | https://www.hilton.com

We are located on the way to Ocala National Forest, right off Hwy 40. Enjoy the many restaurants that Historic Downtown Ocala and nearby Tuscawilla Historic District have to offer. The Ocala Civic Center is a great place to catch a local show. Relax in our two levels of outdoor terrace space. We also have an outdoor and indoor bar to grab a drink or bite to eat.

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Residence Inn

3610 SW 38th Avenue, Ocala (Exit 350)

352.547.1600 | Fax: 352.547.1601

Conveniently located off I-75 and minutes to Show Grounds, Residence Inn provides guests with the comforts of home while on the road. Studio, one and two bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens, free wireless, complimentary hot breakfast, guest laundry, exercise room, heated pool, Jacuzzi, putting green and basketball court will make you feel at home. Extensive complimentary daily breakfast and Manager’s Reception Monday through Thursday for guests. Smoke free and a Certified Green Lodging Partner. Ask for Pet Friendly!

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Homewood Suites by Hilton

4610 SW 49th Road, Ocala (Exit 350)

352.369.4610 | Fax: 352.369.5610

OcalaHomewoodSuites.com

Conveniently located on Hwy 200, next door to Market Street Mall and Starbucks, Homewood Suites provides non-smoking studio through two bedroom suites complete with full kitchens. Exercise room, outdoor heated pool and hot tub, sports court and putting green, free high-speed Internet and complimentary Suite Start hot breakfast and dinner buffet Monday through Thursdays.

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Hilton Ocala

3600 SW 36th Avenue, Ocala (Exit 350)

800.445.8667 | Fax: 352.854.4010 • HiltonOcala.com

Conveniently located off I-75 and Hwy 200, The Hilton Ocala caters to the equestrian. Enjoy a sumptuous meal at Arthur’s restaurant, cocktails at Starting Gate Lounge and comfortable rooms in Hilton’s tradition. Suites with separate living quarters are available. Exercise room, heated outdoor pool, free high-speed Internet, business center and dry cleaning services.

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Holiday Inn & Suites

3600 SW 38th Avenue, Ocala (Exit 350)

352.629.9500 | Fax: 352.629.1164

OcalaInn.com

Located adjacent to I-75, The Holiday Inn provides high-speed wireless Internet service, an outdoor pool, an indoor spa and whirlpool, fitness center, Kids Eat Free™, Cypress Shadows Café and Lounge and Sky Asian Fusion Restaurant.

Courtyard

3712 SW 38th Avenue, Ocala (Exit 350)

352.237.8000 | Fax: 352.873.7693

Located at I-75 and Hwy 200. New in 2011: The Bistro, offering healthy choices, a variety of breakfast and dinner options, an evening bar, and specialty beverages made with Starbucks coffee available 7 days a week. Walking distance to several shopping and restaurant venues.  Exercise room, heated outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, 24/7 Business center and 24/7 Market with sandwiches, beverages and snacks.  Free high-speed wireless Internet access. Coin operated guest laundry, smoke free, Certified Green Lodging.

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Fairfield Inn & Suites

4101 SW 38th Court, Ocala (Exit 350)

352.861.8400 | Fax: 352.861.8401

Located at I-75 and Hwy 200. New in 2011:  Fantastic transformation to a Fairfield Inn & Suites!  Walking distance to several shopping and restaurant venues. Free wired and wireless Internet access, heated outdoor pool and hot tub, exercise room, expanded continental breakfast, guest laundry, satellite TV, smoke free, Certified Green Lodging. Guest Suites are now available.

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Hampton Inn

3601 SW 38th Ave (Exit 350)

352.854.3200 | Fax: 352.854.5633

Located on Hwy 200 and walking distance to great shopping and dining, the Hampton Inn, a Hilton property, provides guests with complimentary wireless Internet as well as single and double rooms-smoking and non-smoking are both available.

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Red Roof Inn

120 NW 40th Avenue, Ocala (Exit 352)

352.732.4590 | 1.800.RED.ROOF | Fax: 352.732.4598

RedRoof.com

Red Roof Inn is conveniently located on Highway 40 and offers Pet Friendly accommodations, wireless Internet, coin operated laundry, fitness room, outside pool, continental breakfast and kids under 17 stay for free when with an adult. Microwaves and refrigerators available in suites.

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Country Inn & Suites by Carlson

3720 SW College Road, Ocala (Exit 350)

352.237.0715 | Fax: 352.237.3615 • OcalaCountryInnFlorida.com

Located on Hwy 200 adjacent to I-75, Country Inn and Suites provides hotel rooms and well equipped suites complete with microwaves and refrigerators. Complimentary high-speed Internet, indoor heated pool and hot tub and guest laundry facilities.

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La Quinta Inns & Suites

3530 SW 36th Avenue, Ocala (Exit 350)

352.861.1137 | Fax: 352.861.1157

Located at I-75 and Hwy 200 in the heart of it all! Pet Friendly, complimentary high-speed Internet access, courteous staff, complimentary breakfast, comfy beds with pillow top mattresses, microwaves available, exercise room, guest laundry, heated outdoor pool, free cable TV. Smoking and non-smoking rooms available.

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Best Western

3701 SW 38th Avenue, Ocala (Exit 350)

352.237.4848 | Fax: 352.237.2281

Conveniently located immediately off of I-75 and Hwy 200, the Best Western is located in the heart of shopping, and dining. The Best Western offers complimentary continental breakfast, a heated outdoor pool and jacuzzi, fax & photocopy services, free local calls, free wireless high-speed Internet, safe deposit box, self-service laundry, ice and vending machines, free parking, with adjacent parking for RV, motor coach, trucks, and vehicles with trailers and is Pet Friendly! Children under 18 stay for free with a parent or guardian.

LEASING/RENTAL

Think about Renting a House for show!

Ocala Horse Properties · www.ocalahorseproperties.com

Trust Rob and Chris Desino of Ocala Horse Properties, The Leaders of Ocala, Florida Horse Farms. We are the Source for the finest Ocala horse farms for sale.

8786 Northwest Highway 225A Ocala, FL 34482 (352) 615-8891

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Carlton Arms of Ocala

5001 SW 20th Street, Suite 100, Ocala

866.927.6819| Fax: 352.861.9979 • www.CarltonArmsofOcala.com

Studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments, all Pet Friendly in a park-like setting. Guests will enjoy lighted tennis courts, basketball courts, two large pools (one heated), on-site laundry service, fitness centers, garden patios, complimentary Internet and cable. Carlton Arms of Ocala provides country club living at affordable rates and minutes from Post Time Farm. Call today to book your home away from home this winter!

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Tuscany Place Apartments

3240 SW 34th Street, Ocala (Exit 350)

352.873.7477 | Fax: 352.873.1693

Located in town and situated in a park with  two lakes complete with walking paths. Tuscany Place is convenient to shopping, dining, and entertainment. On-site amenities include pool, business center, and 24 hour gym.  Pet Friendly!

GOLF

Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club – Special Event Memberships Available Ask For Details.

For golf enthusiasts, Golden Ocala Golf Club boasts a riveting 18-hole championship course design by Ron Garl. This majestic course incorporates eight masterfully recreated tribute holes from some of the world’s finest courses including Augusta, Royal Troon, Baltusrol, Muirfield, and St. Andrews.

Reach Golden Ocala by phone: (800) 251-7674

• Membership: (352) 402-4343

• Rentals: (800) 656-9111

• Spa & Salon Appointments: (352) 402-4350

Club Address: 8300 NW 31st Lane Road, Ocala, FL 34482

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Ocala National Golf Club

4782 NW 80th Ave. • Ocala, FL 34482

(352) 629-7981

Golden Hills, located on 500 acres on Northwest 80th Avenue, is known as one of the better golfing venues in Marion County and was home to the 2009 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship.

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Ocala Palms Golf & County Club – Open to the Public

The golf course at Ocala Palms meanders through Central Florida’s premier golf community for adults. Magnificent oaks, sparkling ponds, breathtaking waterfalls, pearly-white sand bunkers and unpredictable retention areas offer refuge to the golf balls that stray from the immaculately groomed fairways and greens. Ocala Palms Golf Course is a unique eighteen-hole layout, featuring some very interesting and gorgeous design characteristics. Measuring 6500 yards (par 72) from the back tees, Ocala Palms Golf Course is demanding enough to offer a formidable challenge for every golfer.

5000 North U.S. Highway 27 • Ocala Florida 34482

352-732-GOLF (4653)

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About 2 hours from Show Grounds

TPC Sawgrass

Explore TPC Sawgrass and The Players Championship golf tournament. TPC Sawgrass features two par-72 golf course designed by Pete & Alice Dye. Speak to a TPC Sawgrass representative 904-273-3235 · 110 Championship Way  Ponte Vedra, FL 3208 · (904) 273-3235

 

SHOPPING

Market Street at Heath Brook

 4414 SW College Road • Ocala, Florida 34474

http://marketstreetocala.com/index.html

Market Street at Heath Brook is Ocala’s premier shopping destination. The 528,000 square foot lifestyle center is anchored by major tenants such as Dillard’s, Home Goods, Marshall’s, Talbot’s Company Store, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Barnes and Noble, Ulta Cosmetics and DSW Shoes. The center is further strengthened with restaurants.

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Paddock Mall

3100 SW College Road • Ocala, Florida 34474

https://paddockmall.com

Anchored tenants such as Macy’s, JC Penney, Sephora, Victoria’s Secret, and Belks.

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Greiner’s Clothing for Men & Her Kloset At Greiner’s

405 E. Silver Springs Blvd. • Ocala, Florida 34470

https://www.greinersofocala.com

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Horse Country Trading Company

 5400 NW 110th Avenue • Ocala, Florida 34482

Hours: Mon – Saturday 10 AM – 6 PM • Also Available by Appointment

https://horsecountrytradingcompany.com

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Shannon Roth Collection And Olivia & Co.

22 S. Magnolia Ave. • Ocala, Florida 34471

Phone: 352-690-2121

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Agapanthus

18 SW Broadway Street • Ocala, Florida 34471

https://www.shopagapanthus.com/service/agapanthus-ocala/

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Shady Oaks Shopping Center

2401-2499 SW 27th Ave. • Ocala, Florida 34471

Some of your major tenants includes Earth Fare, Burlington, Best Buy, JOANN Fabrics, Tuesday Morning and Staples. Restaurants include Kotobuki Japanese Steak House, Bagelicious Deli & Bakery, Ayuttaya Thai Cusisine and SaraFay’s Glueten Free Bakery

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