For Immediate Release
The Drotos Ryals Group is pleased to announce the sale of the former Florida Book
Store. Having represented the of 1614 W. University Avenue, the Drotos Ryals Group is excited
to watch as the property transforms into new restaurant and retail spaces directly across from
the University of Florida.
Built in the early 20 th century, the Florida Book Store served the Gainesville area as a
local staple for the sale of textbooks, school supplies and University-of- Florida-related apparel
for nearly 83 years. A little under two years following its closing, the former bookstore’s
location will offer the community additional retail options as the Midtown area continues to
Located in the heart of Midtown and within walking distance of Library West, the
subject property already has plans for future developments. A Walgreens is set to occupy the
lower level of the property, whereas the remaining 6,000 square feet is still available for lease
on the second floor.
Fueled by the growing student population, the subject property hopes to lease to a
restaurant, entertainment or additional retail space. The space for lease offers a rare
opportunity for potential lessees because of the daily student-driven traffic and influx of
travelers during game days.
The Drotos Ryals Group is thrilled to have been a part of a deal that will lead to the
continued growth of the Gainesville area.
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